Nature Tales: An Interactive Puppet Show

We're thrilled to announce that Willow Bend Environmental Education Center has received a grant from Creative Flagstaff's ArtX Grant! ARTx brings an immersive arts experience to our community, and we're excited to be part of the inaugural 2024 ARTx Art +Ideas Experience Arizona festival from May 17th to May 26th in Flagstaff.
Introducing "Nature Tales," our captivating project bringing enchanting nature-focused puppetry and wildlife exploration to life! Join us for an incredible journey into the natural world through interactive performances and engaging activities suitable for the entire family.
Nature Tales ARTx Art +Ideas Experience Arizona festival Showtimes (subject to change)
  • 5/22 (Wednesday) - 10:30AM at the Flagstaff East Public Library
  • 5/25 (Saturday) - 10:30AM at the Downtown Public Library
  • 5/25 (Saturday) 3:00PM at Heritage Square

All events are free and open to the public.

Youth Puppet Design and Scriptwriting Contest

This contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Unleash your creativity and storytelling skills by participating in our exciting contest. Whether you're crafting an imaginative puppet design or weaving an engaging script, this contest is your chance to showcase your originality and talent. Join us in celebrating the art of puppetry and scriptwriting! Submit your digital entries now for a chance to be recognized and win exciting prizes

Puppet Design Contest Guidelines, Rules and Regulations

Puppet Scriptwriting Contest Guidelines, Rules and Regulations

Click below to submit your entry for the script or puppet design contest and get a chance to be recognized and win exciting prizes!

Click here to submit your entry!

Past Workshops

Youth Script & Puppet Design Workshop, January 20th - 1:00-2:30PM

Join Willow Bend Center and the Flagstaff Public Library for an engaging workshop focused on scriptwriting and puppet design! Discover essential skills in crafting captivating stories and designing unique puppets. Admission is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to participate in our puppet and scriptwriting contest. Special thanks to Creative Flagstaff for making this project possible through the ARTx: Art + Ideas Experience Arizona project.

To request a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability, please call the Flagstaff Public Library at 928-213-2330. Three days prior notice is requested.