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Meet the Mascot

Introducing the 2022 Minnesota Fringe Festival Mascot - BUTTONS!!

Follow the kitty's journey through it's development from an idea to a physical reality and festival participant.

Kitty was conceived by Fringe staff and brought to 2 dimensions by eg design in November 2021. In December, Fringe launched a Request for Proposal for an artist, craft maker, doll maker, props designer, puppeteer, or 3D model maker to create a three-dimensional model.  Fringe introduced the physical mascot at the Minnesota Fringe Lottery Drawing on February 28, 2022 and initiated a naming contest. Name submissions were accepted March 1 - 21. Ranked choice voting took place April 1-30. The chosen name was revealed at Fringe's annual fundraiser, Five Fifths, on May 9, 2022.

Our kitty will have adventures on social media (Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter) throughout the summer leading up to our return to the theater for the 29th Annual Minnesota Fringe Festival. During our summer theater celebration, kitty will be active as the new audience review metric, as in... 

It was so great to see this new producer experimenting on the Fringe stage. The story was compelling and poignant for the times. Can't wait to see what they conjure up next year. I'm giving this show 5 kitties!"

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