Puppetry Arts Institute is a 501(c)3 organization with a board of directors, who meet six times a year to oversee the Institute. PAI is located in a 3,000 square foot handicapped –accessible building at 11025 E. Winner Road, in the Englewood Arts District of Independence, MO.
PAI is a 501(c)3 organization established in 2000 by local puppeteers led by Diane Houk, to share this art form with our community.
What We Do
The Puppetry Arts Institute is a magical place for children, families and even adults to enjoy puppet shows, puppet painting workshops and other special events.
Why We Do It
Our mission is to preserve and promote puppetry through education and entertainment for all ages.
Can you guess where we got the colorful background art for this website?
From the Kids at PAI!
Puppet Painting Workshop attendees have a great time painting and learning at PAI. The background image used for this website is one of the many pieces of tablecloth art that was created while the kids painted their puppets.
Puppetry Arts Institute was established in May of 2000, as part of a dream of a group of local puppeteers led by Diane Houk. The location on Winner Road in Englewood was opened in October of 2001 to share the art of puppetry with the community.