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Sam Johnson

Colossal Collective
The Colossal Collective designs and builds large-scale puppets, and brings them to festivals, concerts, and public gatherings all around the inland Northwest. While Sam and his team still spearheads the projects, a much larger community comes together to bring these puppets to life. It’s all a labor of love: there are businesses and non-profit organizations that donate resources, share workspace, and allow access to their tools; there are festivals and events that offer grants; and there are dozens of talented, dedicated people who donate their time, knowledge, and skills.
Large-scale puppets remind us that no matter how old we get, we can still find magic in our lives. Not only that, we can create it!