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Artists Invited to 7th Annual Up Front Art Walk

We invite you to submit work for consideration in our 7th Annual Up Front Art Walk, a juried art show sponsored by the Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival. Participating downtown merchants will host original works of fine art by area artists in conjunction with the Festival in May 2015.

Multiple cash awards are again available thanks to the generosity of Up Front Art Walk sponsor, Starks Family Funeral Homes Clark Chapel of Dowagiac.

Submission deadline is February 13, 2015. Find the rules and an application here.

Emerging Playwright Awards

Are you a budding playwright?

This may be your chance to debut your script in front of an audience.

The Dogwood Fine Arts Festival and the Beckwith Theatre Company are in search of emerging playwrights. Download competition guidelines and application and see if this opportunity is for you. Find an application here.

Become a Dogwood Festival member and enjoy the extra benefits!

Become a Member Today!If you are not a Dogwood Festival member, become one today! Not only do members receive exclusive announcements of festival events, they also receive quarterly mailings and special offers from local merchants. Use our online membership form and become a Dogwood Festival member.

Help the Dogwood Festival's fundraising efforts via "eScrip."

Help Dogwood via eScripeScrip is proven to be a fantastic resource for fundraising where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to the school, group or organization of your choice.

The Dogwood Festival is a participating organization benefiting from eScrip. It's easy (and free) to sign up, and every time you shop you automatically help the festival with our fundraising ... how simple is that!

Sign up today by going here.

Did you know that Dowagiac is the home to 15 sculptures?

"I cannot conceive how any city can describe itself as major if it does not provide its citizens with experiences in the arts.” — James A. Michener

Sculpture Guide CoverDogwood trees that grace the gardens, parks, and woods throughout Cass County surround several of the sculptures. The Dogwood Festival, named for this gift of nature, strives to bring the beauty of the fine arts to the area, and its Visual Arts Committee has successfully brought together donors and sculptors to create a lasting display of beautiful artwork for the Dowagiac area.

Learn more about these 15 works of art by downloading our "Sculptures in the City" guide. This guide details each individual piece and includes a map showing where each sculpture is located in the area.

When you visit our city for festival events be sure to visit these stunning pieces!

Festival Updates

Order Tickets via PayPal
Quick and easy ticket ordering through PayPal!

We are proud to announce that the festival's entire online ticket ordering will be handled via PayPal!

Not only is PayPal a very secure system, but we're also able to allocate electronically the exact number of tickets available per event. That will help our purchasers know if a particular event or a seating section of an event is sold out immediately.

For those who are not regular users of PayPal you can elect to set up a permanent account with PayPal, or just purchase one time by using your credit card, just as you have been able to do in the past.

If you have questions or concerns about this ordering system feel free to either call or email us.

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Funding provided by the St. Denys Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs