People gathered outside to watch an interactive shadow puppet show

Create a Shadow Puppet Adventure!

A SEEK Raleigh project by Nyssa Collins with support from Raleigh Arts

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Join SEEK Raleigh artist Nyssa Collins and the Deep Time Puppet Company for an interactive puppet event during First Friday at Artspace on July 7, 7-9:30 p.m.!

The Time Machine is a ten-minute choose-your-own-adventure shadow puppet show featuring live animation created through dozens of hand-cut puppets operated by a well-oiled machine of puppeteers. An after-hours visit to an inventors' laboratory in the Department of Deep Time can veer in many directions based on audience participation - it's guaranteed no two shows will be exactly the same!

Event Details

  • When: Friday, July 7, 7-9:30 p.m.
    • Shows will run approximately every 20 minutes between 7 and 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Artspace, 201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free and open to public

About SEEK Raleigh

SEEK Raleigh is an experimental public art program by Raleigh Arts that engages the community through public art in City of Raleigh Parks, greenways and/or community spaces. The program provides an opportunity for artists to introduce the public to new, unusual, and thought-provoking experiences through temporary public art. 

Interested in applying to SEEK Raleigh?

SEEK Raleigh accepts proposals year-round, with applications reviewed every six months in the Spring and Fall. Learn more and apply to the SEEK Raleigh artist call.

About Raleigh Arts

Raleigh Arts, a part of the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, fosters and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the Raleigh Arts Commission and the Public Art and Design Board and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers.

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Kelly McChesney
Public Art Director, Raleigh Arts

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
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Raleigh Arts