The Callanwolde Foundation, Inc., operating as Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the historic Candler Estate and offer fine arts and outreach to the community.
A busy, non-profit community arts center, Callanwolde offers classes and workshops for all ages in visual, literary and performing arts. Special performances, gallery exhibits, outreach programs and fundraising galas are presented throughout the year.
Callanwolde was built by Charles Howard Candler, President of The Coca-Cola Company (1916,1920-1923,) Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Emory University (nearly 30 years), and eldest son of Asa Griggs Candler who founded The Coca-Cola Company. Callanwolde is a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion situated on a beautifully landscaped 12.5-acre estate.
Callanwolde provides an ideal setting for weddings, corporate meetings or any special occasion. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Callanwolde’s combination of history, architecture and art education makes it one of the most unique art centers in the country.
Callanwolde is also involved in community outreach, specializing in senior wellness, special needs, veterans, and low income families.
These are the core values of the Callanwolde Foundation. We aim for all who work and come to Callanwolde to have a good and positive Callanwolde experience.
- Integrity: We do the right thing.
- Commitment: We keep our word.
- Respect: We value people.
- Excellence: We give our best.
- Embrace Diversity: We respect all people.
- Contribute: We contribute to our community.
- Protect: We protect the Callanwolde Estate, the Callanwolde mission, and the Callanwolde reputation.
Support is provided to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center through a grant appropriated by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, in part by DeKalb County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, and in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.