They say “birds of a feather flock together” and the 2019 National Puppetry Festival is a time for the community to flock together to acquire new knowledge, preserve puppetry arts, be inspired and invite the community to engage with the art. In this festival we will welcome over 1,000 people to Minneapolis to experience the range of expression in puppetry arts. Attendees will include professional puppeteers, teachers, librarians, therapists, professors, musicians, craftsman, technicians, enthusiastic fans and general audience. Our community is diverse spanning all ages, all races and ethnicities, all socio-economic classes and multiple languages. Everyone is welcome! All different birds coming together creating an eclectic flock.