It's that time of year - the annual MayDay parade and festival is just around the corner and this weekend the community build begins!
How it Works
You select a section of the parade to work on, find the artist in charge of that section, and set to work!
Artists will guide you.
You can either make your own creation which you can keep after the parade, or help with the larger parade floats.
Typically, you'll need 3 or 4 sessions to complete a project, but you can come to as many or as few as your schedule allows.
Workshops are free, although donations are graciously accepted, always welcome, and much needed.
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Wear "painting" clothes.
Bring recycled items (if you can): small plastic tubs with lids, brown paper bags, newspapers, fabric, sheets, latex paint, bamboo, scissors. Check our Materials Wish List for specific needs.
No reservations required. Just Come!
If you are coming with a large group, come! But please let us know in advance by calling 612-721-2535.
Workshops are funded by free will donations and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Community workshops to build MayDay are held at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s home base, The Avalon Theatre at 1500 East Lake Street.
From Saturday, April 7 - Thursday, May 3, 2018, MayDay Build Workshops are held:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.*
Every Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available at every Tuesday night workshop.