Found Object Puppet Legacy Take & Create Art Kits — July 5-31, 2023

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) will be providing Found Object Puppet Take & Create Art Kits to member public libraries to distribute July 5-31, 2023.  This art experience has been designed by COMPAS Teaching Visual Artist Christopher Lutter-Gardella.  Each artist will receive a box of curiosities and an instruction manual on how to re-imagine the pieces into the parts of a uniquely imagined puppet!  The artist can then write about their puppet, make a “character sketch” or write a play with their puppet as the central character.  The puppet can be whatever you want it to be! Kits will be distributed at the following public libraries and ALS outreach locations:

Aurora Public Library
Babbitt Public Library
Baudette Public Library
Bovey Public Library
Buhl Public Library
Calumet Public Library
Carlton Area Public Library
Chisholm Public Library
Cloquet Public Library
Coleraine Public Library
Cook Public Library
Duluth Public Library
Ely Public Library
Eveleth Public Library
Gilbert Public Library
Grand Marais Public Library
Grand Rapids Area Library
Hibbing Public Library
Hoyt Lakes Public Library
International Falls Public Library
Keewatin Public Library
Marble Public Library
Moose Lake Public Library
Mountain Iron Public Library
Silver Bay Public Library
Two Harbors Public Library
Virginia Public Library
Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile
Arrowhead Library System Mail-A-Book (*patrons must qualify for Mail-A-Book services, kit may be modified in order to deliver by mail)

This program is geared towards participants ages 8-13, though younger kids can also create with more help from an adult.  Please note each location has a limited number of kits – contact your local library for more information.  Christopher Lutter-Gardella will be visiting the ALS region August 1-17 for a special interactive puppet program, so feel free to bring your own found object puppets to your local library program!

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please like us on Facebook at

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