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Callanwolde's Mission

Arts For All

The mission of the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is to preserve, restore, and develop the Callanwolde Estate and to be the premiere public participatory arts and cultural center.

Since 1972, Callanwolde has been a significant presence in Atlanta’s arts community. Our 100-year-old campus is an inspiring place for students to learn, create, exhibit, and perform. We serve over 12,000 people each year through classes, performances, outreach, gallery exhibitions, artist markets, and historic tours. Callanwolde provides high-quality, low-cost classes in ceramics, textiles, dance, jewelry making, photography, painting and drawing, creative writing, and media craft. Our programs target students of all ages, races, income levels, and abilities.

To further serve our community, Callanwolde provides access to art-making equipment and space for artists. Our ceramics department has five gas kilns, seven electric kilns, and 25 throwing wheels. Our weaving department has 12 looms. Our campus touts an 850-square-foot Jewelry studio, 3,000 square feet of dance space, and a photography darkroom. In addition to our art-making facilities, our 12-acre property features formal and natural gardens, a 550-seat amphitheater, and nature trails.

Callanwolde enriches lives by helping students learn and improve artistic skills in a supportive community. Our students gain knowledge that helps them succeed in their professional and vocational practices and engage in self-care.

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