FestiFools 2014

Apr 06, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:000 PM

Location: Downtown Ann Arbor (Main Street, between Washington and William)

FestiFools brings students and community volunteers together to create unique public art that is free and accessible to everyone. Specifically, we make huge-mongous papier-mâché puppets and march them around downtown Ann Arbor.

WonderFool Productions invites the community to participate in the 8th Annual FestiFools—themed, “WishFOOL Thinking”—taking place on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor in Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 4 p.m.

New this year, the FestiFools producers are calling upon individuals, groups, colleagues, teams, and neighborhoods to assemble their own whimsical and Foolish creations and join the FestiFools pageantry, showing off their “WishFool” dreams and never before (or perhaps after) seen talents for singing, dancing, puppeteering, and public performance. A secret panel of judges will observe the performances on the street and will present the most fun, foolish, and impressive creation with a Grand Fool trophy.

Individuals and groups interested in participating by bringing an act to FestiFools need to register at: http://bit.ly/2014FestiFoolsRegistration.

Since 2007, students from the University of Michigan’s Lloyd Hall Scholars Program’s Art in Public Spaces course have led the creation of FestiFools, a large-scale, exuberant, outdoor community art spectacle featuring a 3-ring circus of unique dancing gigantic puppets and general Foolish hijinks. This year FestiFools is spreading its arms wide open to invite everyone in the community to get involved. FestiFools organizers wish to make this a true community experience by crowdsourcing the festivities this year.  Despite it being this year’s theme, organizers don’t think it’s “WishFool Thinking” to encourage people of all ages to commit to bringing their own hand-made puppets, goofy costumes, wacky hair-do’s, out-of-vogue instruments, and general Foolish merriment to Main Street for Ann Arbor’s 8th annual—not to be missed—FestiFools spectacular!  (All excited puppet animators/dancers/musicians and merrymakers are asked to meet in the parking lot adjacent to Palio restaurant at 3pm on April 6th.)

For more information, visit the website.