Playhouse Wonder Wagon

To continue to build community through the arts during these isolated times the Arcata Playhouse presents the "Playhouse Wonder Wagon". The "Playhouse Wonder Wagon" will bring arts to local elementary school and community center parking lots in Blue Lake, Fieldbrook, Vally West, Arcata, Cutten, and Eureka! The "Playhouse Wonder Wagon" brings art packets for free to community pods of kids of all ages with materials for craft and dance beginning the week of July 6th - July 11th. The Playhouse hopes this is the first of many weeks of summer fun! Supplies and instructions will be delivered Monday, July 6th from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Mad River Grange, from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM at Fieldbrook Elementary, and from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM in Valley West. On Tuesday, July 7th supply pick-ups are from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Pacific Union Elementary, and from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM at Redwood Coast Montessori. Finally on Wednesday, July 8th the Wonder Wagon will visit Grant Elementary from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, and Cutten Elementary from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM. All drop off location are outdoors! Participants will receive packets containing a ribbon dancing stick, file-folders or paper plates, construction paper, tape if needed, and a worksheet with simple instructions on how to make a theatrical animal mask. The "Playhouse Wonder Wagon" will hand out materials while art-teachers demonstrate ribbon dancing skills and display examples of crafts made from the packet materials. The Playhouse will mark physical distancing spaces with chalk at material pick up locations. Please remember to wear your COVID masks when picking up supplies! To culminate the week of wonder, on Saturday, July 11th from 5:00-6:00 PM the "Playhouse Wonder Wagon" invites the theatrical animal mask makers, and ribbon dancers to the Creamery District in Arcata for a physically distanced spectacle. Bandemonium will fill the air with live music and participants will show off their creations and moves from a safe distance. Physical distancing and COVID masks will be required for all "Playhouse Wonder Wagon" activities.