Member Events

Members of the Center for Puppetry Arts are the heart of our organization. Our members are passionate about supporting arts and education for everyone in our community. With gratitude, we offer our Members unlimited access to our World of Puppetry Museum and all Special Exhibitions. In addition, we offer a number of other perks for membership including Member-Only events. Scroll down to see what’s coming up and what our current members have enjoyed this year.

I Love Pete the Cat!

Everyone was feeling groovy after meeting the author and artist Kim and James Dean and taking home their very own signed copy of the book Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. After the performance, Kim and James Dean answered questions from the audience.  Members then enjoyed a sing-a-long in the atrium, hands-on-puppet making, visiting the museum, refreshments, and took home their very own Pete the Cat plush toy in addition to their signed book. 

Member-Only Opening Reception of Christmas Town

The Center was thrilled to welcome the Rudolph and Santa puppets from the 1964 Rankin/Bass television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ to Atlanta. At the VIP Opening Reception, Members were the first visitors to see this nostalgic exhibition and learn more about the history of the classic holiday tale. Activities included a visit with Santa, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, a complimentary hot chocolate and cookie bar, and a photo op with the rare Santa and Rudolph puppets.

Member-Only Opening Reception of
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The Center brought the excitement of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to audiences through a special exhibition. Puppets and props from the production were on exhibit for the first time ever at the Center for Puppetry Arts. At the Member-Only Opening Reception, Members were the first to preview the changes in puppetry and the mechanics of performance that have emerged since the making of the original film. Longtime fans and those new to puppetry discovered the artistry and craftsmanship behind the creation of the live-action epic.

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Thanks to Your Field Trip Donations

Without the…school discount you provided, I’m pretty sure very few of our parents could afford for their child to go. We’re very appreciative. Today was the first time most (if not all) of our students have been to the Center and they all want to go back!

Kindergarten Teacher, Birney Elementary School

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