Atlanta Dogwood Festival in April

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georgia_atlanta_dogwoodThe oldest fine arts festival in Atlanta, Georgia, celebrates that spring beauty — the dogwood tree.

This year’s Dogwood Festival — the 78th — takes place April 11 through 13, 2014, in Piedmont Park.

Everyone fervently hopes the Cornus florida planted throughout the area will be in full bloom — but, if not, there’s still an artists’ market, music, gourmet and festival fare and stage performances.

The juried fine art market features 260-plus artists selected from over a thousand entries. Works included range from painting to jewelry, from fiber arts to sculpture.

The International Stage welcomes hundreds of performers from the many countries making up Atlanta’s multicultural community.

Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, is located approximately two miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The park runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta.