7 great Atlanta home and garden events in April

From colossal prints to historic homes to magnificant glass sculptures
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Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Photograph by Raftermen

April 8–10
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Celebrating its 80th year, the annual festival at Piedmont Park features work by more than 250 artists, music, food, and a disc dog competition. A high school exhibition showcases work by young artists.

April 16
Georgia Native Plant Society Sale
Find trees, perennials, shrubs, vines, and grassesnative to Georgia. Plants have been rescued, donated by members, or purchased from local nurseries. The sale benefits the Georgia Native Plant Society’s conservation efforts.

April 22–24
Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens
See home renovations, restorations, and gardens in the Druid Hills area. For the 48th year, the tour serves as the sole fundraiser for the Druid Hills Civic Association to benefit historic preservation and greenspace restoration. Ride the free Druid Hills trolley and enjoy a 5K, artists market, and plant sale.

Print Big!
Print Big!

Photograph courtesy of Atlanta Printmakers Studio

April 23
Print Big!
The Atlanta Print­makers Studio celebrates the printmaking craft, featuring hands-on demos and a steamroller that produces jumbo relief prints. Artists from the metro area and local colleges participate. Part of Kennesaw State University’s School of Art and Design’s spring festival.

April 23
Hambidge 2016 Art Auction
Attend or bid online at the Hambidge Center’s 21st annual auction, co-presented by the Goat Farm Arts Center. Honorary Chair Kevin Rathbun makes sure the culinary component is as superb as the creations by featured artists. Check out the “Field Experiment” finalists’ suggestions for public art projects, and take home one of the $100 works on paper or other pieces donated to support Hambidge’s artist residencies in North Georgia. Preview party at 5 p.m., auction at 7 p.m.

April 25–29
Design ADAC
Learn innovative ideas, see customization demonstrations, and meet some of the industry’s elite professionals. Open to the public.

April 30–October 30
Chihuly Returns to ABG
Internationally recognized glass artist Dale Chihuly charmed Atlanta in 2004 with his groundbreaking exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Now the Seattle artist returns with more than 20 new installations prepared for his largest-ever outdoor show. The exhibition coincides with ABG’s 40th anniversary.

This article originally appeared in our Spring 2016 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

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