Family Travel, Holidays

Shoebox Float Parade Fundraiser Benefiting Whole Village Art Therapy

Feb. 3, 2021

Virtual shoebox float parade featuring your handmade float with special guests announcing each fabulous float builder. Bonus – materials are included!

A virtual shoebox float parade featuring photos of YOUR OWN FLOATS with special guests and puppets to announce the name of the float builder and title of each float. The parade will be featured LIVE, Sunday, February 14that 11am. Celebrate the culture of New Orleans, Mardi Gras, artmaking for a mentally healthy community, Valentine’s Day, puppets, and FUN!

Krewe Members receive:

  • A reserved space in the virtual parade, showcasing your own float! You will be able to submit 3 photos per ticket.
  • Your name announced live as the artist as well as the title of your float.
  • A free link to watch the parade.
  • A fabulous packet of decoration materials – to be picked-up at various locations around New Orleans on Saturday, February 6 from 10 am-1 pm.
  • An easy instruction sheet with fun and creative ideas.
  • Access to a video showing lots of ideas for float construction and decoration.
  • A krewe medallion for you to decorate and wear or hang proudly on your front door for all your neighbors to see.

Your float building kit will be curated by artists to contain everything you need to create a shoebox float.

Each kit contains:

  • a shoebox
  • craft glue
  • markers
  • Mardi Gras beads and décor
  • various kinds of paper
  • sparkly things
  • various toys, trinkets, and festive surprises

All tickets and krewe membership dues benefit Whole Village Art Therapy.

Whole Village Art Therapy is a nonprofit organization that provides community based art therapy services to improve access and reduce systemic barriers to mental health services in New Orleans. This team of art therapists provide fee and sliding scale individual and group art therapy, school based art therapy services, counseling, community art making, and professional development.

The puppets from Calliope Puppets will be hosting the event. They also have invited a few special guests to entertain all participants as they announce each float builder’s creation. Calliope Puppets live in Algiers Point but have performed around the world.

Out Of Town

You can still purchase a ticket and participate virtually, using your own supplies. We aren’t able to ship materials.

An Event For All

Several memberships will be donated to those who aren’t able to purchase a ticket. Be part of the Angel Krewe and purchase tickets for other children. All tickets are non-refundable. Open to all ages.

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