May 8-10, 2024

About the Event 

Call to Auction is an online silent auction event that began in 2021. This annual event helps to bring in vital funds to support all of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ operations. The 2023 auction had over 1,800 registered bidders from all 50 states as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. The auction included just over 100 packages for bid. This year’s auction will include unique and priceless experiences such as private tours of the Jim Henson Creature Shop in Los Angeles and New York, as well as returning favorites such as an exclusive VIP photo shoot on the Center’s set of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™. 

Mark your calendars for May 8-10, 2024

Check back soon to register and see all the amazing 2024 offerings! 

If you have questions or would like to inquire about donating auction items, please contact the Center’s Development Manager, Stephanie Carter, at or 404-881-5118. On behalf of our board, staff, and community, thank you for your interest. 

2024 Call to Auction Board Champion

Jeffrey Blake
Board Chair 

Merchant & Gould 

About the Center 

The Center for Puppetry Arts opened in 1978 and is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of puppetry. Our founder, Vincent Anthony, was joined by Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog on opening day to cut the ceremonial ribbon. The Center focuses on presenting a fully rounded experience of puppetry through our three capstones of performance, education, and museum exhibition. Annually, the Center hosts more than 500 performances, leads people of all ages through educational workshops, presents rotating exhibitions centering artists and cultural histories, connects over 70,000 area students with creative education, and opens its doors to more than 200,000 visitors! 

The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Mission is to inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry. 

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation Federal ID no. 58-1275610. 

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