Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade Featuring Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

WHO: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s arts and culture program, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, and parade participants. Everyone is invited to bring their own lanterns and walk in the parade!

WHAT: The beloved annual tradition, the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade featuring Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, will lead giant puppets, marching bands, and fellow Atlantans on a 1-mile parade along the Westside Trail.

Four marching bands will accompany the Krewe and the parade in order of appearance: Sabor! Brass Band, Black Sheep Ensemble, Seed & Feed Marching Abomninables, and Wasted Potential Brass Band!

WHERE: Along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail from Adair Park I to Lee + White. A downloadable map of the parade route is available on art.beltline.org/events/lantern-parade/.

Media may check in at the blue Atlanta BeltLine tent at the start of the parade (742 Catherine St SW, 30310).

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2022:
7:30 p.m.: Chantelle Rytter available for interviews
8:00 p.m.: line-up begins for the parade in Adair Park I
8:45 p.m.: parade steps off and onto the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail

WHY: To celebrate creativity, community, and light through the historic neighborhoods of southwest Atlanta. In the words of Chantelle Rytter: “I believe we have a common calling to delight one another. To see the people we share a community with as playful volumes of light, and to be witnessed as such, does a body good. It is restorative.  It is collective joy, and we need it.”

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Rolling street closures will begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 21. Catherine Street will be closed between Allene Avenue and the north end of Lexington Avenue at 8 p.m. Allene Avenue will be closed between Brookline Street and Warner Street at 8:30 p.m. Parking is limited the adjacent neighborhoods. For participants, alternative modes of transportation are highly encouraged, such as taking MARTA to the West End station, utilizing a ride share service, or biking. Train and bus schedule information can be found on itsmarta.com.

While everyone is invited and encouraged to join in this magical celebration, there are a few guidelines. Participants must have a lantern to walk in the parade. Please no bikes or pets. Pedestrian traffic on the trail during the parade must flow in the same direction to the northwest. Flying lanterns are prohibited.

All are welcome to join the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the bands, and parade-goers at the official after party at Lee + White. This is an ideal chance to interact with the Krewe’s giant puppets up close.

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Stay abreast of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine announcements and events at art.beltline.org, or follow us on social media:

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The 2021 – 2022 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is presented by Northside Hospital and WarnerMedia. Additional sponsors include Kroger and Ponce City Market at the Gold level; Edward Jones at the Silver level; and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the Patron level.

The 2022 – 2023 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is presented by Northside Hospital. Additional sponsors include Ponce City Market at the Platinum level; Cox Enterprises and Empire Communities at the Silver level; and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the Bronze level.

The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Ponce City Market at the Platinum level; The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises, and REI at the Gold level; and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the Silver level.

This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Major support for this project is provided by:
Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and Moving Atlanta Forward logo Fulton County Arts Council logo Georgia Council for the Arts logo

About the Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

About Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is largest temporary public art exhibition in the history of Atlanta. It showcases the work of hundreds of visual artists, performers, and musicians along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. This spectacular project places working professionals alongside emerging artists, and draws residents and visitors into some of the most unique public spaces in the City of Atlanta, providing powerful new perspectives on the city and its vibrant neighborhoods. The exhibition showcases how art strengthens and beautifies current and former industrial areas and creates signature spaces exemplifying the transformation of the city through the Atlanta BeltLine. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine touches almost 20 intown communities.

About Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

Chantelle Rytter is a parade artist best known for founding the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade with the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, of which she is the proud Captain. Chantelle has created a family of annual lantern parades based in community participation over the last twelve years in Decatur, Sandy Springs, Midtown, and Hilton Head Island. Chantelle grew up in Baltimore and studied integrative arts at Penn State University. She lived in New Orleans for ten years and fell under the spell of parade culture and the notion that creative play can be a civic gift. https://www.weirdgonepro.com/

Media Contacts:

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Office of Communications and Media Relations
100 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303

Jenny Odom, Communications & Media Relations Manager
(404) 863-8450, jodom@atlbeltline.org

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Rachel Tobin, (404) 276-5930, rachel@tobinink.com

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