Announcing Atlanta's Premiere Spring Event, the 2015 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens and Artist Market Featuring the Renowned Architects Ivey & Crook

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The theme of this year's tour is "History Happens Here.” Druid Hills comes alive, featuring architecture from the renowned firm of Ivey & Crook, interior designers from the region, southern fare, local musicians, Georgia artists and Emory Village merchants.

The Druid Hills Civic Association announces the 2015 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens and Artist Market, May 1-3, 2015. The theme of this year's tour is "History Happens Here.” Druid Hills comes alive, featuring architecture from the renowned firm of Ivey & Crook, interior designers from the region, southern fare, local musicians, Georgia artists and Emory Village merchants. Now, as always, the community culture of Druid Hills is vibrant, inspirational, celebratory, and focused on preserving and extending the vision of the noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

The premiere tour of homes in Atlanta, the 2015 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens and Artist Market celebrates its 47th year with five homes, one garden and a plant sale that feature the work of master renovators and gardeners:

  • Kathie and Charles Palmer, 948 Lullwater Road, NE
  • Peggy and Henry Hibbert, 1451 North Decatur Road, NE
  • Jennifer Saliers and Bill Levisay,1284 Fairview Road, NE
  • Helen and Donald O'Shea, 1146 Lullwater Road, NE
  • Erika and David Brookes, 960 Oakdale Road, NE
  • Niki Paris and Myron Kramer, 1312 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE
  • Lullwater Conservation Garden Plant Sale, Lorraine Loftis, 952 Lullwater Road, NE

New this year, the tour will feature a series of free events open to the public at Emory Village including:

  • Artist Market
  • Nightly entertainment: Garden Fresh Pickers Bluegrass Band, 688 Band, Bradley Cole Smith
  • Institute of Classical Architecture (ICA) Lecture on the architectural firm of Ivey & Crook
  • Guided Walking Tour of Ivey & Crook buildings on the Emory University campus
  • Patch Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk and Tot Trot (requires registration and entry fee; http://www.active.com/atlanta-ga/running/distance-running-races/patch-dash-5k-2015)

The tour events take place Friday, May 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, May 3, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The Artist Market takes place Saturday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, May 3, 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Tickets may be purchased in advance on the website: http://www.druidhillstour.org.

Proceeds from the tour and events benefit the Druid Hills neighborhood, which 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.

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