Personalized hand puppets feature of fundraiser at Mariposa Museum

On March 16 bidding begins for the silent auction of puppets hand-created by noted, area artists and from as far away as Potsdam N.Y.

The auction will culminate at the museum’s spring fundraiser “Night of a Thousand Puppets” on March 30.

Each of 35 artists is bringing to life a basic hand puppet in an “anything goes” creation. Puppets will have names and personalities -- Puppets will have names and personalities; as rumored already “Angelina Ballerina,” “Lord Ganesh” and “Fridiburga of Alamannia” will be amongst them.

The puppets will be showcased and ready for bidding in the Mariposa’s windows until the night of the fundraiser, which will be held March 30 at 7 p.m.

“Night of a Thousand Puppets” will centerpiece the silent auction of artist-created puppets, and also include a prelude to the coming performance of “Aladdin and the Lamp of Dreams” by the Phoenix Marionette Theatre, Middle Eastern savories, sweets, wine and punch, and a special live auction.

For more information, call 924-4555 or visit

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