Occasionally the Festival has the opportunity to present exhibitions of puppet-related creations: paintings, designs, photography or sculpture, for examples. During the January 2022 Festival, don’t miss The Plastic Bag Store, an immersive experience and installation of perplexingly permanent, and plastic proportions!
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About the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival advances the art of puppetry by presenting sophisticated programs vital to the cultural life of Chicago. Engaging and inspiring the largest and most diverse audiences for puppetry possible, the Festival is the biggest event dedicated to puppetry in North America and traditionally offers more than 100 activities annually including performances, workshops, artist instensives, free neighborhood events and symposia to audiences up to 14,000 over 11 days each January. The organization is also home to other key initiatives, including the Chicago Puppet Studio and Chicago Puppet Lab, that nurture the development of puppeteers and deepen the field locally, nationally and internationally with the ultimate goal of promoting peace, equality, mutual understanding, and justice locally and globally.