THE ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

April 14-16, 2023 in Piedmont Park


The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! Hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 87th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival this Spring.

An Atlanta staple for more than 80 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.

In addition to the fine art for adults and art collectors, there is a Kids Village featuring arts & crafts, interactive make and take activities, face painting and more for all ages.

Sponsor booths are located throughout the festival with everything from live radio remotes to great prizes and interactive games. No pet dogs are allowed at large outdoor events like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, according to a City of Atlanta ordinance.

Music has become an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities, and this year will be no different! A wide array of diverse musical offerings will fill the springtime air throughout the weekend! The full schedule of music and entertainment will be announced soon. And when you get hungry, follow the delicious smells of funnel cakes, gyros, crab cakes, onion rings, kettle corn and much, much more!


Download the 2023 Program Guide!

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80th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture

Atlanta Dogwood Festival Bronze Sculpture

In recognition of its 80th anniversary, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival has commissioned an interactive bronze sculpture that will welcome guests to Piedmont Park for many decades to come. The sculpture, shaped as a giant dogwood limb with massive blooms, will also serve as a bench for park visitors.  

“We worked closely with Cherrylion Studios to create a beautiful piece of art that fit the feel, design and beauty of Piedmont Park while reminding people throughout the year of the festival’s commitment to bringing the finest art to the City each springtime,” said festival executive director Brian Hill.

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival has worked with the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation to gain approval for the sculpture, which will be located near the Charles Allen entrance of the park. As the third-oldest fine arts festival in the country and the oldest event in Atlanta, Hill and festival board members saw the 80th anniversary as a special year and looked for a way to mark the milestone. Since Walter Rich’s intention when founding the festival in 1936 was to highlight the blooming of the dogwood trees, the design offers a fitting tribute.

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is currently running a capital campaign and seeking support from members of the residential and business communities to generate a fund for the sculpture’s installation and maintenance. Be a part of history by making a tax deductible donation to the commemorative sculpture fund today. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

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February 19th, 8:00 am

⭐ Kimmy Cantrell, based in Atlanta, GA, enjoys developing fresh variations on several recurring themes: faces, still lifes, nudes, and fish. Kimmy uses many forms to tell his stories, from free standing sculptures to still life collages. He uses asymmetry to challenge traditional definitions of beauty. Through his fragmented flowers and fish for instance, he recounts fond childhood memories of his grandmother Bama who was a very important figure in his upbringing. She taught Kimmy lessons of perseverance, living within your means, and how to be responsible for your own success. He has also uses his nudes and faces as a platform for political and social commentary. His titles are notable as they are often powerful and poignant reflecting turbulent times.

🌳 Check out more of Cantrell's work at the Dogwood Festival juried Artist Market this spring and find more info about the festival at dogwood.org/!
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⭐ Kimmy Cantrell, based in Atlanta, GA, enjoys developing fresh variations on several recurring themes: faces, still lifes, nudes, and fish. Kimmy uses many forms to tell his stories, from free standing sculptures to still life collages. He uses asymmetry to challenge traditional definitions of beauty. Through his fragmented flowers and fish for instance, he recounts fond childhood memories of his grandmother Bama who was a very important figure in his upbringing. She taught Kimmy lessons of perseverance, living within your means, and how to be responsible for your own success. He has also uses his nudes and faces as a platform for political and social commentary. His titles are notable as they are often powerful and poignant reflecting turbulent times.

🌳 Check out more of Cantrells work at the Dogwood Festival juried Artist Market this spring and find more info about the festival at https://dogwood.org/!
February 16th, 2:34 pm

🦜Anyone else dreaming of sunny days--we've got exciting news for you! A1A: The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show as the festival headliner on the Coca-Cola Main Stage on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

🏝️Bringing Buffett’s tropical tunes to audiences nationwide since 1991, A1A offers an energetic performance and holds the title of the longest-running Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show in history.

🍹Attendees can upgrade their festival latitude by sipping a margarita or other frozen concoction at an “Atlantaville” experience by purchasing a Saturday Night VIP Ticket.

🩴This tiki bar-themed area is the perfect spot to toast the musician who invented tropical rock and celebrated the art of relaxing. Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops are welcome but not required!

🎟 dogwood.org/vip-experience/
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February 14th, 10:15 am

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February 5th, 12:01 pm

✨ Meet some of the incredible artists that will be at this year's festival and explore their work at our juried fine art Artist Market. With over 750 entries from across the continent, we're kicking off the festival season with a showcase of unparalleled talent. Experience, appreciate, and take home one-of-a-kind pieces to enjoy year-round.

⭐️ Take a journey through Jon Lee's masterful creations, as he joins us from Lewis Center, Ohio, bringing to life beautiful, vibrant, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Don't miss the chance to engage with his artistry this spring at the festival!

🌸 Find more info about the 88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at dogwood.org/!
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✨ Meet some of the incredible artists that will be at this years festival and explore their work at our juried fine art Artist Market. With over 750 entries from across the continent, were kicking off the festival season with a showcase of unparalleled talent. Experience, appreciate, and take home one-of-a-kind pieces to enjoy year-round. 

⭐️ Take a journey through Jon Lees masterful creations, as he joins us from Lewis Center, Ohio, bringing to life beautiful, vibrant, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Dont miss the chance to engage with his artistry this spring at the festival!

🌸 Find more info about the 88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at https://dogwood.org/!
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