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Curbed Atlanta

"Lantern Parade, Impressive Atlanta Tradition Is Born" by Josh Green. 2014

 "The parade must have stretched across the entire Eastside Trail, and then some." Read More

Sidewalk Radio

October 10, 2012

Live: The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

Featuring: Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons & Chantelle Rytter Listen

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Atlanta Journal Constitution, 2018  Read More

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Atlanta Magazine Groundbreaker Awards 2015

For creating community through the Lantern Parade

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Civic Play: The Ultimate Social Tonic

Published on Nov 24, 2014


This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Chantelle's mantra: to work is human, to play is divine permeates every part of her life and her works. 

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ArtsATL, 2018 Read More

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Music Voyager Video, "Portrait of an Artists' City 2016

Choose ATL 2015

Chantelle Rytter | The Community Builder

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Atlanta Business Chronicle

September 8, 2014

"Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade a Magical New Tradition"by Maria Saport

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Saporta Report

September 22, 2014

"Creating an Atlanta art of civic play with the BeltLine’s Lantern Parade"  


By Guest Columnist Chantelle Rytter, community parade artist and captain of the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons (founder of the BeltLine’s Lantern Parade)


"Atlanta needed to believe that the creepy place behind the dumpsters would become our country’s best urban renewal project. We need to hold up a light for the BeltLine for the next 20 years. It was a great opportunity for a participatory art project to really serve our community and perhaps become part of the cultural fabric." Read More

The Atlantic Cities

May 6, 2014

by Rebecca Burns


"It's not often one can use the terms "transit-oriented development" and "magical" in the same sentence, but that's what came to mind during last September’s Lantern Parade. Ten thousand people watched a procession of giant glowing puppets and fanciful blazing lanterns wind along once-abandoned and kudzu-choked train tracks." Read More

Atlanta Intown Paper

May 22, 2014

"Lantern Parades: So Much More Than Pretty Lights"

by Tina Chadwick

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

October 13, 2013

"Pied Piper of the BeltLine" by Suzanne Van Atten

Photos by Hyosub Shin and Curtis Compton


"She is surrounded by thousands of cheering spectators; thousands more follow her. It is the fourth annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, and Chantelle leads the way. "I think I might cry," she says to no one in particular." An estimated 10,000 have gathered along the 2.7 mile stretch between Irwin Street and Monroe Drive for the annual event." Read More


SoWalDigital Graffiti

by Kurt Lischka 2014


"Parade and lantern artist Chantelle Rytter of Atlanta says, “I love the idea of a culture that allows people to get together. I love the idea of something that transforms us,” Rytter says." Read More

Atlanta Journal Constitution

September 1, 2013

Our Picks For The Week: Great Atlanta Bicycle Parade

SideWalk Radio

November 25, 2013

The Parade by Gene Kansas

Featuring Bill Schemerhorn, Arthur Hardy, Chantelle Rytter


"Founder and Captain of the Krewe of Grateful Gluttons, Chantelle Rytter, raises a light to the BeltLine with her annual Lantern Parade, a new tradition that celebrates the connection of community." Listen

North Avenue Lounge, WREK 91.1

July 22, 2013

"Chantelle Rytter & the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons" by Amanda Plumb Listen

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May 16 interview with Lois Reitzes, local NPR, WABE
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