“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men,” recites this week’s guest Jim Ouray.

The artist behind one of Duluth’s quirkiest events, the Smelt Parade, Ouray joins us on the podcast this week to tell us more about how the event got started, smelting and his background in puppet making.

The parade, now in its 8th year, is Sunday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Canal Park. The parade ends with a smelt fry at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe at 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress in silver.

 

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