Meeting the Needs of the Community

The Need for Expansion


of DeKalb County elementary schoolers qualify for Title I assistance.


higher rate of suicide in veterans than non-veteran peers.


people on the waiting list for Callanwolde classes per quarter.

“They really are saving our lives. Sometimes, we just want to have a purpose and go somewhere they care.”

-Rhonda Lawson, Air Force Veteran on Callanwolde's impact

Flex Arts Building

· 10,263 sqft

· Houses dance, drawing and painting, indoor performances

· Expands capacity for veterans’ programming and summer camp

· Frees existing space to expand pottery, gallery space, and non-profit collaborations

"Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is an integral part of DeKalb County’s history and future. The investments they are making in underserved communities by providing free arts education benefits everyone."

-Michelle Long Spears

DeKalb County Commissioner – District 2

Pottery Building

· 2,268 sqft

· 10 new pottery wheels, including 2 wheel-chair accessible wheels

· 4 assistant studios

· 2 kilns

· Expanded clay storage

· Allows availability for new children’s pottery programming

Callanwolde has a long history of service and is vital to Atlanta’s arts culture. I support their plans for growth to expand programming for pottery and underserved communities.

-State Representative Becky Evans

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Our Mission

To provide the Atlanta community with premier, accessible arts education, especially to the underserved, while promoting enjoyment of the arts at the historic and inspiring Callanwolde estate.