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CSI Media staff | July 1, 2014

WHITEWATER — Studio 84 is offering fourth-grade children to adults the opportunity to create their own larger-than-life bird puppet that will be a part of the Main Street Festival in Whitewater on Saturday, Aug. 2. 

Two sessions will take place.The first session runs through July 7. Puppet creators are invited to sign up for the upcoming session from July 14 to Aug. 1.

The classes are $75 and will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Studio 84, 121 W. Center St. in Whitewater. To register for the class, contact Deborah Blackwell at (262) 812-7560.

On Aug. 2, the bird puppets will be featured in the Main Street Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is a partnership with many organizations and businesses to help promote the arts and a creative economy.

Sponsors for this event are Studio 84, the Whitewater Arts Alliance and the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce. 

The Main Street Festival will feature art and craft booths, sales from local retailers, hands-on activities for the entire family, face painting for the kids, special events throughout the day and booths featuring local restaurants.

A limited number of birdhouse kits will be available from Urban Forestry to assemble and embellish at Studio 84. These birdhouses will then be erected in various locations in the city.

The Whitewater Arts Alliance is organizing music for the event, and the Whitewater Recreation Department will bring dancing to the streets of Whitewater. In addition, people can participate in a variety of ways with the sidewalk chalk art competition.

Proceeds from the event go to support the local arts environment.

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