How Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is expanding arts accessibility

Guide to the Center for Puppetry Arts The Center for Puppetry Arts has shared the magic of puppetry with Atlanta families since 1978. During its first season, the Center offered a puppet exhibition, shows and workshops for the community. The center's the Worlds of Puppetry Museum honors the legacy of Jim Henson, who created the classic puppet Kermit the Frog. The Jim Henson Collection is an interactive exhibition that walks visitors through the iconic locations from Henson's life and shows off his most f

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is committed to providing accessible programming to all children.

Inspired in 2013 by her nephew with autism spectrum disorder, Center for Puppetry Arts education director Aretta Baumgartner created “sensory-friendly” programming initiative. Now, the center now has six sensory-friendly afternoons each year featuring hand-picked shows for everyone to enjoy.

In this episode, Baumgartner shares how sensory-friendly programming was created at the Center for Puppetry Arts and how it works, the modifications to expect when attending a “sensory-friendly” afternoon, and how the center created a “village” to ensure the initiative lasts for the long-haul.

Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days, including The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival and Dear Evan Hansen at the Fox Theatre.

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Harold  is a curious young boy who discovers his power to create anything he can imagine in the Center for Puppetry Arts' "Harold and the Purple Crayon."

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EVENTS »  Harold and the Purple Crayon at the Center for Puppetry Arts

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