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Can we be so bold as to say that this was the best Atlanta Dogwood Festival ever? With three days of perfect weather, a park filled with blooming dogwoods and some of the world's most incredible artists, the 78th annual festival topped all of our expectations. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who brought this three-day event to life.
Mark your calendars now for the
79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival
in Piedmont Park April 10-12, 2015!
Artist Market ArtistsArtist Winners who are literally the best of the best!
After 78 years, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is still a free event. This would not be possible without the generous support provided by our corporate sponsors. From providing financial support to creating interesting activation onsite, sponsors including:
...and many more truly make this festival happen.
Please patronize them and thank them for their support of the arts in our community!
Main Stage Live Music Performers
Did you find a favorite new band on the Main Stage this year? We love filling the air with live music all weekend. From performers of rock to country to blues and jazz, the festival appreciates the many musicians who visit the stage each year to play old favorite and introduce audiences to new tunes. You can still find all of the weekend's performers on the festival website!
Backyard Barbecue & Brews Participants
This year, we launched a new ticketed event during the festival, Backyard Barbecue & Brews. You might have heard that both days of the BBQ throw-down sold out, and ticket holders were thrilled with the variety of barbecue and craft beer offerings. We would like to give a huge thank you to the restaurants, chefs, wine and spirits companies and breweries who participated in this event and helped us make it such a success!
International Stage Performers and Cultural Exchange Partners
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is proud to present the award-winning International Stage & Village each year. Held on the Lake Clara Meer Dock, the International Stage welcomes hundreds of performers representing countries around the world. Nearby, international organizations and consulates set up Cultural Exchange Pavilions where visitors can learn about the culture of different countries. This year, we had participants from Canada, France, Germany, Hungary and Taiwan. Thanks to these performers and organizations for bringing the world to the festival each year.
How did you find out about the Atlanta Dogwood Festival? Perhaps it was from one of our media partners! Each year, the festival works with a range of tv, radio, print and online media partners who generously donate their airtime and space to help us spread the word about the festival and its many offerings.
Vendors, Staff, Volunteers and Board
Putting on such a large festival and making sure it runs smoothly is no easy task! It requires the help of many, many volunteers throughout the weekend. The festival also has an amazing working Board of Directors who are hands-on, assisting in every area of the production. Throughout the year, the festival staff members work hard planning each of the aspects brought to the park in the spring, and support from TRRU Event Management, Premier Events, MixIt Marketing, LiveThrive, Launch Atlanta, the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition and Frey Art & Design brings it all together!
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 78th, the best Atlanta Dogwood Festival in history!
Take Art Classes from Festival Artist"Enjoy the Journey" 36 x 36 oil on canvas. Dawn Kinney MartinIsn't it time to get painting? Atlanta Dogwood Festival artist Dawn Kinney Martin is excited to announce a series of classes at her new studio. Several weekend workshops and a Tuesday night painting studio class are available beginning in July. This fall, she will add plein air workshops. We are thrilled for Dawn as she begins this new journey and hope that Dogwood Festival art lovers will become art creators.
Retrospective of AHSAE Best of Show WinnersThis summer, revisit the best of the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art! "Retrospective of AHSAE Best of Show Winners" will be on view June 28-August 31 in the Hallway Gallery.
Each year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival sponsors the AHSAE, an art competition for talented young artists from throughout Atlanta and Georgia. This vital exhibition and competition provides winners with nearly $40,000 in scholarships and prizes and has received national recognition for its impact on young artists. AHSAE helps to fill a growing gap in creative opportunities for youth while highlighting the breadth and variety of young artistic talent.