Union Station, Metro Art Presents

Metro Art Presents Bob Baker Day Meets Union Station

Bob Baker Day Marionettes outside of LA Union Station.

About the Event

In celebration of the 7th Annual Bob Baker Day, Metro Art Presents collaborated with the world-renowned Los Angeles puppetry organization, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, on a virtual premiere featuring its beloved puppets performing throughout historic Union Station.

The imaginative celebration of Bob Baker’s birthday features the popular marionettes who have entertained generations of Angelenos as they explore, dance and even roller skate through the station while delivering fun for all ages through an online carnival of inspiration and creativity.

“I remember riding the Red Car all over the city as a kid … I love the current light rail system and take the subway whenever I can. I like to people watch.” -Bob Baker

An annual celebration of art, music, community and puppetry, Bob Baker Day 2021 featured Bob Baker Marionette Theater contributions from dozens of community partners.

Historic Union Station was the centerpiece of the Bob Baker Day activities throughout the region along the routes and networks that connect Los Angeles. Viewers could delve deeper into the Bob Baker Day website to access exciting performances from majestic locations across Los Angeles County via an interactive 3-D map linked by transit.

The robust roster of puppet performances filmed by Bob Baker Marionette Theater at iconic locations throughout LA was available one week only, February 27-March 7, on the Bob Baker Day 2021 website to simulate a limited-engagement festival.

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