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Creating MAYDAY Welcome to April at the AVALON

On May 6th the 38th Annual MayDay Parade’s Puppets, Bands, Floats, Stiltwalkers, & More will appear 5 Blocks north of Lake Street travel along Bloomington Avenue across Lake Street and 5 Blocks south of Lake Street turning toward and around Powderhorn Lake to the cheering admiration of thousands of people.

That spectacle will be the “frosting on the cake.”  The MIRACLE of MayDay in Minneapolis

Right on Lake Street at 1500 East Lake Is the gathering of hundreds of people of  all ages and levels of expertise during April to design and shape this remarkable Celebration of Spring and new life.

In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s Avalon in April transforms into a giant studio where staff artists and volunteers create the MayDay Parade and Festival.

Help build the puppets for the Mayday Parade!

Workshops are free and open to the public.

Workshop Times: April 7- May 3, 2012

Saturdays, 9-11am and 1-3 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9 pm

How it Works

An artist will introduce you to the parade theme by showing you the giant storyboard (a visual script).

You select a section of the parade to work on, find the artist in charge of that section, and set to work!

Artists will guide you.

You can either make your own creation which you can keep after the parade, or help with the larger parade floats.

Typically, you’ll need 3 or 4 sessions to complete a project, but you can come to as many or as few as your schedule allows.

Other Details 

Workshops are Free.

Donations graciously accepted, always welcome, and much needed.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wear “painting” clothes.

Bring recycled items (if you can): small plastic tubs with lids, brown paper bags, newspapers, fabric, sheets, latex paint, bamboo, scissors.

No reservations required. Just Come!

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