We're looking for the best creative artists from southwest Michigan and northern Indiana to present their work during our week-long "Up Front" Artwalk. Downtown Dowagiac merchants make their storefronts available to you to showcase your best work. This juried art show is displayed 24/7, with a cash award presented to Best in Show! Download the official Up Front Artwalk form here and get registered today. Registration closes February 15, 2014, so do not delay, send in your registration today!
If you're an emerging playwright and want to make that big break into theatre stardom, apply today for this first-time award presented by the Beckwith Theatre. Applications will be accepted until January 15. You can download the application here.
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.
eScrip 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.
"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
Dogwood 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!
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.