Artist Statement

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine welcomes the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons for the third year of their BeltLine Lantern Parade. The BeltLine Lantern Parade is a community crafted paper lantern procession that fosters enduring bonds between people and their new public space through creative civic participation. The Parade prompts people to interact with each other, reflect on their larger community and celebrate their environment. This living public art form illustrates how the brilliance of individuals can illuminate a community.

View the Lantern Parade 2012 event listing.


Artist Bio

Creative Director Chantelle Rytter founded the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons in New Orleans in 1999, and the Krewe has worked together to produce creative events based in civic participation in Atlanta and elsewhere since 2001. The Krewe has established 4 annual Atlanta traditions where all are welcome: The Skeleton Krewe March, The Gingerbread Trailer Park Design Competition, The Gnome March World Record and The Fairy House Tour of Homes. They hope Lantern Parades will become an Atlanta tradition, too.