Are you looking forward to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival?

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This is an article from 2007. For all current information and additional links see Cl's coverage of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Tammi: Yes. I try to come every year. The only issue that I have is that if it rains, it's just a mudfest. It's good quality art. We've gotten attention not so much as a local or regional art festival but we're getting more national attention, which brings more artists from across the country and the caliber of art is increasing. Atlanta is such a cosmopolitan city and artists know that they'll able to sell their art here.

Russ: No. The fact that they've banned dogs for the festival is a real problem for me. Babies and baby strollers are more of a problem. You have more of a chance from a stroller rolling up on the back of your leg and tripping you and breaking your ankle than you do being bit by a dog. I really enjoyed the art, but they took the dogs away and put too many restrictions and rules on the whole thing. I will not attend.

Amber: Of course. It's the real kickoff to spring in Atlanta. There's a lot of very, very talented people that show and sell during the festival, and then there's a lot of people like, 'What are you doing that you can afford a booth?' I'd always like to see less folk art. Everywhere. Around the world. And there's way too many people trying to hawk their jewelry. I'd like to see more traditional mediums, like oils on canvas.