Free Finger Puppet Making Workshop

Venue:  The Festival Hub
Time:  Friday 5pm-8pm; Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm
Category:  Interactive + Workshop
City of Origin:  St Catharines ON
Price:  FREE


Puppet-A-Go-Go’s aim is to bring puppets to the people and people to the puppets.

Puppet-A-Go-Go Art Show

Venue: Niagara Artists Centre
Time:  Opening Party Saturday April 23, 7 til 10 pm
Show runs April 23 through May 6 in NAC’s Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery
Category: Streetscape + Installation
Price: FREE


Installations and works by artists Christine Cosby, Alexa Fraser, Trisha Lavoie, and Clelia Scala

Plus the “Wall of 1000 Finger Puppets” from contributors far and wide


Puppet-A-Go-Go is a collective of four artists: Christine Cosby, Alexa Fraser, Trisha Lavoie and Clelia Scala. We have been collaborating on workshops and puppet making since the spring of 2015. In the months leading up to In The Soil, we have held puppet-making workshops with community groups. We are looking forward to leading finger-puppet making workshops at the festival. The first Puppet-A-Go-Go group show will be at the Niagara Artists Centre from April 23 to May 7, 2016. Our goal is to expand into an annual puppet festival by 2020.


Christine Cosby is a textile and soft sculpture artist who loves to collaborate with other artists. She works out of her Toronto studio with Swizzle Studio’s Rob Elliott and is a regular exhibitor at Niagara Artists Centre’s (NAC) events.

Alexa Fraser is a textile and installation artist, seamstress and designer, Alexa has displayed work in many solo and group art exhibits and performances, including STRUTT, In the Soil, Small Feats Art Show, the Niagara Falls Night of Art and the St.Catharines Night of Art.

Trisha Lavoie is a sometimes builder of things, occasional puppeteer, and part time bingo caller. Her artistic preoccupations include the cinema, dioramas and the conjuncture of the two, which would goes a long way in explaining her attachment to puppet shows.

Clelia Scala is a St. Catharines-based mask and puppet maker, collage artist and illustrator. She is delighted to be part of the Puppet-A-Go-Go team.


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