2022 CULTURAL ALLIANCE PARTNERS
Each year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival teams up with some of the city’s most vibrant arts organizations, which offer hands-on activities and demos at the festival. We’re excited to announce this year’s Cultural Alliance Partners, including:
High Museum of Art Atlanta
With more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High has an extensive anthology of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self taught art, and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists.
Live Thrive is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization working since 2010 to create a community that cares about a healthy and sustainable environment. We started as a blog sharing sustainable efforts of individuals, communities and local businesses large and small. The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) facility is a premier program of Live Thrive. It is a permanent drop-off facility that aims to improve our environmental health by encouraging reuse and diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard-to-recycle items from Metro-Atlanta landfills and water systems. CHaRM also accepts sorted single-stream items for those who do not have access. All operations expenses for CHaRM are paid from grants, donations and recycling fees.
The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage and off. Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. The Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, the Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement.
Known for its exemplary artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 140 original productions, professionally launching important American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring and subsequent productions. The Alliance is committed to supporting the careers of emerging writers through the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. The Alliance Theatre is also dedicated to providing access to the arts as reflected in its commitment to creating new work for all ages, and to bringing that work into classrooms and communities across Atlanta through the Alliance Theatre Acting Program and Education Department, our Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performances, and the Palefsky Collision Project.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios
From wedding dance instruction, a new hobby or way to connect with your partner, improving your social life, physical and emotional health, or taking your dance skills to the next level, dancing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios will result in faster learning, higher levels of achievement – and lots of smiles.
Away We Go! Atlanta ABCs
Authors: Alex Douglass Robinson and Greta Ytterbo
Illustrator: Mason McNay
Explore the ABCs of Atlanta with your child through a reading adventure! Discover fun, new words, and enjoy captivating artwork as you take a tour through this wondrous city.
This book is a colorful fun guided tour of Atlanta through the lens of the alphabet. By showcasing the sentimental places, people, things, and experiences that are unique to Atlanta, we illicit cultural connections to the city. The alliterations associated with each letter encourages young readers to learn new words, and appreciate the captivating artwork by a local artist. Our text includes fun facts about Atlanta which will inspire conversations and encourage adventures.
About the Authors
Alex and Greta are coauthors and cofounders of First Generation Partners LLC, a nod to our proud heritage as first generation Americans. Greta relocated to Charleston and enjoys living by the ocean. Alex resides in Atlanta with her husband, son and dog. “The Away We Go!”, book series was inspired by our love for these cities, the joy of reading to our children, and supporting local artists.