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Join Our Online Auction – May 4-6, 2021

When the Center temporarily closed its theatres in March of 2020, more than 70% of the income we earned through ticket sales, event rentals, onsite purchases and educational programming through field trips disappeared. We needed to pivot our programming quickly and increased our digital offerings worldwide to over 87 countries.

To continue expanding our reach, we are excited to announce that we will bring our annual auction online with a new virtual event, CALL TO AUCTION!

The Center for Puppetry Arts is thrilled to take our annual silent auction to new heights and invite all of our wonderful members, supporters and followers from around the world to join in on the fun. This 3-day online event will help us net $100,000 in support of the Center’s mission: to inspire imagination, education and community through the global art of puppetry.

Register today to reserve your spot in this year’s auction!

Here’s just a sample of the kinds of items that will be up for auction in May!


Our online auction is an amazing opportunity to showcase your business while giving back to your community. Auction items will be featured across our social media platforms to our thousands of followers!
Donate to the Auction
All auction donors will be recognized on our event page. Items or packages valued at $2500 or more receive additional benefits! Click the button below to learn more. Auction items are due March 31.
Participate in the Auction
Click on the button below to register on our OneCause! page. Sign in to reserve your spot and receive insider updates leading up to the event!
Featured Items
Click on the button below to see some of the featured items in this year’s auction. Stay tuned for additional items to be featured as we get closer to auction time!
Other Ways You Can Support the Center
The Center’s variety of award-winning programming combined with its distribution platforms makes it one of the most accessible arts institutions in the state providing memorable childhood experiences for everyone on our community.

Follow us on social media for updates and sneak peeks of VIP auction items!



About the Center

Our Mission: to inspire imagination, education and community through the global art of puppetry.

Our Vision: To be the premier puppetry center in the world through our performances, museum and educational programming. Click below to learn more.

With an annual budget averaging less than $22 a visitor, the Center reaches a larger audience than the Atlanta Ballet and the Atlanta Opera combined while offering a wider variety of arts experiences at a fraction of the cost. While the majority of the Center’s patrons come from Georgia, the museum is an international attraction for Jim Henson fans and puppetry enthusiasts. Family Series performances are designed to educate, entertain, and engage children ages four and up and their families; New Directions Series performances are curated to challenge audiences, stretch boundaries, and demonstrate the breadth of puppetry as an art form.

The Center’s signature interactive learning initiative is the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, which is designed to be fun and interactive for patrons of all ages. The award-winning Digital Learning program (est. 1998) provides virtual access to the Center and has played a pivotal role in connecting patrons with the Center during the COVID-19 pandemic. This combination of services makes the Center one of most accessible arts institutions in the state and one of the most recognizable childhood experiences irrespective of economic, ethnic, or racial differences.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Leadership Team

Call to Auction Event Co-Chairs

Debbie Ellis

Sydney Langdon

Gigi Rouland

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Blake

Margo A. Brinton

Edward P. Cadagin

John T. Chandler, Jr.

R. Michael Dunlap

Judy Garland

Deborah Hicks Ellis

J. Cameron Hardin

Cheryl Henson

Catherine Love Kraft

Sydney Langdon

Susan Pease Langford

Vir Nanda

Russ Owen

Kristi Patterson

Matthew Pritchard

Sundeep Reddy

Dean DuBose Smith

Dana Sugar

Allen W. Yee

Advisory Council

Robert H. Barnett

Christopher J. Chan

Anne L. Cross

Diane K. Gray

Lo Li Carper

Mary Lynn Realff

Becky Riley

Annie-York Trujillo

Rasmus Wegener

Joan N. Whitcomb

Development & Marketing Team

Michelle Schweber, Chief Development Officer

Krystal Collier, Development and Events Manager

Bradley Hartman, Grants Manager

Therese Aun, Marketing Director

Daniel Amrhein, Digital Content Manager

Emily Snelling, Marketing Communications Manager

Stephen Mullinax, Design Director

Auction Committee

Catherine Love Kraft

Danyelle Briggs

Judy Garland

Kaitlin Ballard

Stephanie Henderson

Susan Langford

Zachary Batson

Want to get involved or learn more?

Please email: Michelle Schweber, Chief Development Officer  or Krystal Collier, Development and Events Manager.