Join us for the 2nd Annual

World of Puppetry exhibition

March 3rd – 31st at Artserve


See below for event schedules

Along with dogs and agriculture, Puppetry has been part of the human story since our misty origins. The Puppet Guild of South Florida celebrates puppetry annually throughout the month of March.  We invite you to our Celebration, both online and at our many FREE events!

World Puppetry Day is officially celebrated each year on March 21.  The Puppet Guild of South Florida has created the World of Puppetry Celebration as South Florida’s contribution to educating, informing, and involving the community at large about puppetry.

The world is invited to our Exhibits, Live Performances for Families, Free Workshops, Screenings of Video Works, and our Performance for Grownups Only – That Damn Puppet Slam.

We are dedicated to creating a network of partners to help in this mission.  We’d like to thank ArtServe, The Broward County Cultural Commission, Hand Made Puppet Dreams, Puppet Slam Network, the City of Fort Lauderdale, The Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, The Broward County Main Library, Puppet Network, Simply Puppets, and the members and friends of The Puppet Guild of South Florida for making this possible.

Educational, enchanting and awe-inspiring, let the World of Puppetry exhibition bring back fond memories while elevation your appreciation of this distinctive art form. 

 world of puppet page


Schedule of Events

Dates – March 3 – March 31 (normal hours for ArtServe)

      • Puppets collected and/or created in Florida including the collections of:
        Lilli Coop & Faye Johnston, Jero Magon, Robin Scotti, Bob Dolan, Bob Nathanson & Elise Handelman, Pablo Cano, Jim Hammond, David Goboff, William and Chase Long, Michelee Puppets, Damaris Ferrer, Jean Minuchin*, Ronni Gerstel*, Shana Zingman, Tom Andrew
        *not final
    • Opening Day
      • Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
      • Location: Annex Gallery
    • That Damn Puppet Slam – A puppet event for adults.  Leave your kids at home.
      • Date: Saturday March 10, 2018 —–  7:00 time
      • Location: the Main Gallery
      • Cash Bar
    • Hand Made Puppet Dreams
      • Date: March 14, 2018 7:00pm
      • Location: Annex Gallery
    • Family Puppet Day
      • Date: March 24, 2018  — 2:00 – 5:00
      • Location: Annex Gallery
      • Performance – Dan Christopher – 2:30
      • Performance – Simply Puppets – 3:30
      • Make a Puppet Workshop – 2:00 & 4:30

Puppetry is celebrated worldwide in March.  The Puppet Guild of South Florida will be at ArtServe all month with an exhibit, performances, talks and puppet crafts