Street Creature Collective awarded Meow Wolf grant

Press release from Street Creature Collective: 

Our community art organization Street Creature was awarded a grant from the Meow Wolf DIY Fund! The $1000 grant will be used for the purchase of a laptop and projector. 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for our 7 year old puppetry collective.

The Street Creature Collective is a volunteer run group of artists, performers, musicians and tinkerers bringing puppetry and pageantry to WNC. As well as our usual participation in all 3 LEAf festivals, the Holiday Parade (2 time award winner), Mardi Gras, and Anything that Floats, we are currently planning our second lantern parade as part of Xpand Fest (June 9 on the South Slope). In a lead up, we are doing a lantern making demonstration at the Mini Maker Faire at UNCA in April, and then hosting 2 more workshops at our Puppet Clubhouse in May. Lastly, we will be participating in a Puppetry exhibit at the Refinery Gallery in October, as part of their curator series.

From Meow Wolf: 

“Meow Wolf has been a DIY arts and music community since 2008. We know how difficult it is to operate an alternative venue that builds authentic creative community. We know the pressures to homogenize and be absorbed into disconnected, cookie-cutter ways of living and existing. We stand in solidarity with DIY communities and recognize that they are a critical component to a healthy society – our DIY Fund will continue to support art communities for years to come.”

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