We hope you enjoyed our event El Grito De Los Ancestros/ The Cry of the Ancestors Festival! It was SO GOOD to see puppets on the streets of South Minneapolis again!
BareBones wants to thank you for supporting us through the years. Our premier event, the Annual BareBones Extravaganza is partially funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. The majority of our funding, however, has come from gate donations at our shows in the past. BareBones has never sold tickets, as we believe our annual ritual should be available to all. We responded during the pandemic to the destruction of our neighborhoods with show formats that didn't include a gate with in-person audiences, as we wanted to continue supporting artists and offer healing through art. BareBones spent down its reserves and we need your help to continue our tradition of bringing the community together to create, share, and hold space for the community for grieving!
Help us keep this vision alive by making a donation - of any size! There are several ways to give.
- Via PayPal
- Mail a check to: BareBones Productions, PO Box 7246, Minneapolis, MN 55407
See our letter to the community from one of our artistic directors, Mina Leierwood.
Watch Event Highlights
Video by Paul Irmiter · Music in video by Soubrette
Procession and Festival
BareBones' premiere event is its Annual Halloween Extravaganza. An outdoor spectacle of giant puppets, fire, aerialists, and more! It's an autumn ritual that captures the spirit of the season and is a must-see Minnesota tradition.
Join the Community
BareBones relies heavily on community members to bring its Annual Extravaganza to life and keep the organization running the rest of the year! Make puppets, learn to stilt, help with marketing or fundraising, or be on staff!