A cherished annual tradition in Arlington, The Fox Festival & Parade, has been reimagined as an expansive and welcoming, virtual family event this year that encourages creativity, appreciation for local wildlife, and safe social distancing.
This year, we celebrate with an at-home puppet art extravaganza for kids and adults to do together: The Epic Adventures of Fox and Owl. We invite people of all ages to participate by taking our two protagonists – Fox and Owl – on an exciting adventure next door or around the world! All you need is your imagination to invent a truly fabulous adventure that can come to life in your living room or backyard, or in a world of your creation.
A range of activities are available for both families with young children and for creative older kids working independently: Learn about wildlife from local specialists, create colorful window art to display at home and share in photographs, make puppets of our featured characters in imaginative settings, and make a short movie with your puppets to share with us by July 15 to be included in our online tiny film festival!
To support your work, Fox & Robbins Libraries and Friends of the Fox, The Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture, and the Arlington Center for the Arts are presenting free Zoom workshops with artists Kari Percival and Sara Peattie to meet and guide families who would like to participate and make something together! These workshops will take place:
• Fox Library June 10, 4 pm: Project Overview, making other characters, developing a story
• Fox Library, June 11, 4 pm: Toy Theater and Video How-To Tips
• Arlington Center for the Arts DATE TBD – Make a short scene for a collaborative group movie with others!
FREE online event, BUT RSVP REQUIRED to control capacity and avoid Zoom bombing.
Learn more, download activity sheets, and see samples videos at http://artsarlington.org/