String Fling 2022

String Fling 2022!

The Center for Puppetry Arts hosted its 23rd annual String Fling fundraiser on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Greystone at Piedmont Park. Guests enjoyed a magical night full of food, fun, and entertainment. Proceeds raised will help the Center provide creative experience to thousands of children, adults, families, students, and educators through a large spectrum of programming. The Center believes puppetry is for everyone and strives to ensure equity and access for all, especially those who have been traditionally underserved and marginalized from the arts.

What is String Fling?

String Fling is the annual fundraising event for the Center for Puppetry Arts, raising nearly $250,000 each year to support the Center’s arts-infused educational programming. On Saturday, October 1, 2022, supporters of the Center and members of the larger arts community will come together for the 23rd annual String Fling event – another night of illumination showcasing the immense talent and works of Chantelle Rytter, lantern puppeteer and parade artist best known for founding the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. As in years past, this event promises to be a fun evening filled with delicious food and drink, and fun puppet surprises! While this night is designed to pique all of your senses, it also is developed to advance an excellent cause, puppetry.

Proceeds raised through the String Fling Gala help the Center for Puppetry Arts to provide creative experiences to thousands of children, families, adults, students, and school teachers through a large spectrum of programming. The Center’s performances, workshops, and exhibits provide an immersive experience for all and its Digital Learning program has reached over 250,000 students of all ages and in 50 states as well as 89 countries.

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Special Thanks to our 2022 String Fling Sponsors

Executive Producer

Producer Sponsors

The Coca-Cola Company

Delta Air Lines

Domain Capital Group, LLC

Georgia Power

Gay and Erskine Love Foundation

The Perry Foundation


Director Sponsors


Vanessa and Jeffery Blake

Cadence Bank

Gail and John Chandler

Fifth Third Bank

Cheryl Henson and Ed Finn

Merchant & Gould, P.C.

PNC Bank

Beth and Ross Schiavo

Renee and Jim Schwarzkopf

Janet and Arnie Silverman

Kathy Waller and Kenneth Goggins

Ellen and John Yates

Yee Family Charitable Fund

Puppeteer Sponsors

Affairs to Remember

Pat and Holly Chesser

Judy and Ed Garland

Karen Falk and Michael Goldman

Catherine and Kenny Kraft

Sydney and Joel Langdon

Susan Pease Langford

Lucy and Vir Nanda

The Realff Family

Gigi Rouland

Dean and Bronson Smith

Allen W. Yee

Marionette Sponsors


Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Margo Brinton and Eldon Park

Dr. and Mr. Edward P. Cadagin

Anne L. Cross

Deborah Hicks Ellis

Mary and David Haddow

Lynsey and Cameron Hardin

State Representative Betsy and Jason Holland

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Reed Family Foundation

The Schweber Family


John Tester and Joe Brooks

A few highlights from String Fling 2022!

About the Center

Our Mission is 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.


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