Puppets to invade Santa Monica

Los Angeles Puppet Fest, a celebration of the art and creativity of all things related to puppetry, will culminate in the city by the sea on Sunday, April 28 with a large puppet parade.

The parade is being organized by Million Puppet March, a group that promotes social good through puppetry, and will begin at 11 a.m. A closing ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m., organizers said.

Courtesy of the Rogue Artists Ensemble, a collective of multi-disciplinary artists, attendees wishing to participate in the parade who do not have a puppet can make their own for free before it begins.

L.A. Puppet Fest offers a variety of events, shows, exhibitions and classes for all ages. This year’s installment is sponsored in part by a grant from the city of Los Angeles,
Department of Cultural Affairs.

For more information, visit the L.A. Puppet Fest website at http://www.lapuppetfest.com. Admission for events ranges from free to $25.