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80th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture


In recognition of its 80th anniversary this year, 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 Cherry Lion 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.

Since last year, 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.


Supporter Level 1:  $1+

• Name featured on dedicated sculpture webpage.
Supporter Level 2: $ 750+
• Two tickets to Cirque de Soleil (if donation made prior to show dates and subject to availability)
• “Thank You” mention on dedicated sculpture webpage.
Supporter Level 3: $1,500+
• Miniature bronze replica of the commemorative sculpture
• Two tickets to Cirque de Soleil (if donation made prior to show dates and subject to availability)
• “Thank You” mention on dedicated sculpture webpage. 
Bronze Level Donor: $5,000+
• Name featured as Bronze donor level on the commemorative donor plaque
• Four platinum tickets to VIP event (if donation made before the festival)
• Miniature bronze replica of the commemorative sculpture
• Two tickets to Cirque de Soleil (if donation made prior to show dates and subject to availability)
• Name featured as Bronze donor level on dedicated sculpture webpage.
Silver Level Donor: $10,000+
• Name featured as Silver donor level on the commemorative donor plaque
• Four platinum tickets to VIP event (if donation made before the festival)
• Miniature bronze replica of the commemorative sculpture
• Two tickets to Cirque de Soleil (if donation made prior to show dates and subject to availability)
• Name featured as Silver donor level on dedicated sculpture webpage.
Gold Level Donor: $ 15,000+
• Name featured as Gold donor level on the commemorative donor plaque
• Four platinum tickets to VIP event (if donation made before the festival)
• Miniature bronze replica of the commemorative sculpture
• Two tickets to Cirque de Soleil (if donation made prior to show dates and subject to availability)
• Name featured as Gold donor level on dedicated sculpture webpage.

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