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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center serves DeKalb County as a community events and fine arts center hosting concerts, performances, exhibits and other special events. The Center provides the tranquil setting of a beautifully restored estate, yet offers one of the liveliest and finest arts education facilities in the Southeast. Saved from demolition in 1972 by a group of concerned DeKalb County citizens, Callanwolde was once the estate of Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder, Asa Candler.
Callanwolde flourishes as a center for arts education and arts events. It is one of Atlanta’s few in-town venues for fine arts instruction and high-quality classes for students of all ages and skill levels. A wide variety of classes are offered in poetry, pottery, painting, photography, fitness, and dance lessons including the popular Tango Night with Tango Rio classes. Classes are led by the area’s most talented instructors and artists.
“Callanwolde was once the estate of Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder, Asa Candler”
There is always something entertaining going on at Callanwolde. Over 35,000 visitors attend poetry readings, storytelling evenings, jazz concerts, dance performances, opera presentations, gallery exhibits and private gatherings throughout the year. The LYRA String Quartet and the Callanwolde Concert Band perform several times a year.
During the summer months, the front lawn of the estate is set to stage the Callanwolde Jazz on the Lawn Concert series, which features five high-energy performances by local jazz musicians. The Jazz on the Lawn Series was rated best jazz venue by Atlanta magazine’s Best of 2007.
The Center offers more than 160 classes per quarter, as well as special events throughout the year. The second floor art gallery, featuring emerging local artists, is free of charge and opens to the public Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is located at 980 Briarcliff Road, NE in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information about workshops, summer camps, creative writing classes and other Callanwolde community events, call (404) 872-5338 or visit the website at www.callanwolde.org .