Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 25, 2014
The Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens will celebrate its 46th year with seven elegant homes that feature renovation, restoration, and the work of master gardeners.
In partnership with Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, the tour will also offer an Artist & Pottery Market and open the Callanwolde home to tourgoers. Stop and shop at the Artist & Pottery Market, visit the onsite coffee shop and café, and tour the 27,000-square foot Tudor Revival mansion built in 1920 for Charles Howard Candler, an heir to the Coca-Cola fortune. The market features the work of potters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, woodworkers, painters, weavers, glassworkers, and more. In the mansion, designed by Pittsburgh architect Henry Hornbostel, highlights of the original rooms include stained glass, a Romanesque fireplace, an Aeolian pipe organ, and a Tiffany chandelier. Saved from destruction in 1971, Callanwolde exemplifies an architectural style typical of the post-World War I era with multiple façade gables and a parapet.
Please join your friends for lunch, cocktails, and dinner during Tour weekend. During the past few years, Emory Village has evolved according to plans developed between 1999 and 2007 by the Alliance to Improve Emory Village. Today, we are proud to introduce new restaurants and shops, a plaza featuring a fountain, dozens of young trees, and lots of places to sit outside and enjoy the streetscape.
The Tour Committee is also pleased to present a series of Bar Talks and entertainment in Emory Village:
- Moonlighter Jazz Ensemble, at Emory Village, Friday – Sunday, May 2 – May 4, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
- Frank G. Neely of Frank G. Neely Design Associates will discuss historic residential architecture restoration, renovation, and reinvention. Neely is a three-time recipient of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence. Friday, May 2, 4:30pm at Slice & Pint.
- Eric King and Holly Brooks of King Landscaping invite you to bring pictures of your own yard (preferably JPG on a thumb drive) and will choose examples for discussion. Saturday, May 3, 5:30pm at Saba.
- Larry Bosarge of Southern Outdoor Construction & Design will explain the significance of masonry maintenance in new and historic restoration projects. He specializes in highly detailed and custom hardscapes. Sunday, May 4, 4:30pm at Ink & Elm.
The tour events take place Friday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, May 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, May 4, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Callanwolde Artist & Pottery market events take place Friday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday, May 3, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; and Sunday, May 4, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased in advance on the website: druidhillstour.org. Proceeds from the tour and events benefit the Druid Hills neighborhood, which the noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed during the late 19th century. The neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.
About The Druid Hills Civic Association
The Druid Hills Civic Association was founded in 1938 to preserve Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood and to protect its unique heritage of parks and architecture. The Association carries out these responsibilities by exercising vigilance in zoning matters, maintaining a liaison with local governing bodies, informing the citizens of community issues, and promoting the general welfare of the community for the enjoyment of its residents today and in the future.