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 Artists
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is the city's oldest fine arts festival, and it is made possible thanks to the hundreds of superb artists who comprise the Artist Market each year. This spring, we welcomed 260 fine artists from all over the country, including many from the Atlanta area. The Artist Market jurors received more than 1,100 entries this year and selected the top artists in a variety of categories. Be sure to check out our Artist 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
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 Martin
Isn'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 Winners
This 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.