Events downtown

Sep 20

PiP Festival Prelude
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Event website

Prelude: an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.

Join Mayo Street Arts in welcoming our guest artists to the Puppets in Portland international festival of puppetry arts!

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations with which to toast visiting artists and the opening of PiP’s inaugural year. Meet your world neighbors from Jordan, the Czech Republic, Germany, Kenya, USA, and right here in Maine.

Prelude offers an opportunity for members of the Portland community to welcome these highly revered, mind-bending, humanist, movers & shakers of the puppetry world to Maine. This intimate gathering with live music will provide you with time to connect with these gifted artists while also enjoying the company of fun folk from around town.

An exhibit of selected work from Rich Entel’s Cardboard Menagerie will set the stage for live entertainment from local artists.

Proceeds from ticket sales help to lay the foundation for a larger, biannual event spanning two weekends and additional venues!

Help support PiP’s dream to activate imaginations and bring new perspectives on life from around the world to this beautiful place we call home.