Friday, February 18, 2011

Atlanta Dogwood Festival Seeks Volunteers for its 75th Anniversary, Apr 15 - 17

The 75th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is currently seeking volunteers for this April’s event. Each year, the city’s largest outdoor fine arts festival depends on the help of more than 400 volunteers who put in over 30,000 hours of service. Since the festival is a free event that draws thousands of visitors to Atlanta to celebrate the beautiful spring weather in Piedmont Park, volunteers are critical to this long-term success. Individuals and groups are welcome. Volunteers can sign up at and look forward to a fun and memorable weekend!

Volunteers help out in areas like handling merchandise sales; welcoming patrons at the gates; staffing information booths; selling dogwood tree saplings; assisting with the Artist Market, Friends of Dogwood Area and Kid’s Village and working with event operations.

In addition to having a great time, volunteers receive a collectible festival t-shirt, refreshments during their volunteer shift, discounts to Atlanta Dogwood Festival ticketed events and other incentives.

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is interested in developing year-round volunteer operational committees, including Fundraising, Merchandise, Festival Development and more. These committees are comprised of volunteers with an interest in a more-active "behind the scenes" involvement in the festival.

About the Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is one of the largest and most diverse free juried arts festivals in the country. More than 250 artists from around the country exhibit in 12 categories, including painting, glass, clay, wood and mixed media. Some of the country’s top painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craftsmen, glass blowers and more will be participating in the 2011 Atlanta Dogwood Festival Artist Market. In 2006, the Artist Market was ranked #16 out of the Top 200 Shows in the Country by Sunshine Artist's Magazine.

In addition to fine art from professionals across the country, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival features a High School Art Exhibition showcasing talent from students from various high schools around the state of Georgia. The festival also includes the incredible International Village, which showcases talent from over 20 countries. Moreover, the Friends of Dogwood Pavilion, a ticketed event within the festival features great food from outstanding Atlanta area restaurants, tasting of international wines and a silent auction.

The city’s longest-running festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the annual springtime celebration of arts and entertainment. The 75th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival will take place April 15 – 17, 2011. The festival offices are located at 887 West Marietta Street, Studio S-105, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival can be reached at 404-817-6642 or visited online at

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