Callanwolde's 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.

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2023 Annual Report

We invite you to read the 2023 Annual Report to see exactly how we are focused on art first.

2023 Annual Report


Thanks to dedicated Board members, instructors, volunteers, students, and staff, Callanwolde experienced tremendous success in 2023. Callanwolde’s definition of success, however, goes well beyond strong financial stability. We exist to serve the greater Atlanta community as an inspiring home for the arts: specifically, offering arts education to underserved communities, hosting live performances, ensuring the highest quality of arts instruction, and preserving the Callanwolde estate.  



Arts For All

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, community engagement, gallery exhibitions, artist markets, and historic tours. Callanwolde provides high-quality classes in ceramics, textiles, dance, jewelry making, photography, painting and drawing, creative writing, and media craft. Our programs attract students of all ages, races, income levels, and abilities.

At the end of 2021, Callanwolde updated its mission to include increase support for underserved communities. We now provide free programing to students who qualify for Title I and Title III funding, veterans who live with PTSD, previously homeless adults and families, adults born with behavioral challenges, and low-income seniors.

Callanwolde provides access to art-making equipment and space for artists who would otherwise not be able to afford it. 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.

980 Briarcliff Road NE Atlanta, GA 30306

(404) 872-5338 •