The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Most people think of the The Atlanta Dogwood Festival as an annual Atlanta springtime event, but did you know that the Atlanta Dogwood Festival:
- is the largest FREE Fine Arts and Music Festival in the United States?
- is the third oldest festival in the country?
- provides a venue for more than 500 artists, musicians, entertainers, restaurants and other vendors each year?
- brings in an estimated $12 million in revenue into the greater Atlanta area each year?
In addition to hosting the festival each spring, we sponsor and fund the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition. This vital arts program was established in the early 1970s and offers young local artists an opportunity to compete, exhibit their work and earn prizes such as scholarships and art supplies. This “must see” festival event is a juried competition drawing upwards of 700 entries each year from which the best hundred works comprise the festival exhibition. The AHSAE welcomes entries from high school art students from 12 regional Atlanta counties, and the competition offers awards worth more than $40,000 while filling a growing gap in creative opportunities for youth.
We need your help to continue our efforts with these and other programs developed, supported and funded by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.