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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces Free Performance in Historic Fourth Ward Park Amphitheatre on May 10

ATLANTA – The Grammy® Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will perform in the Historic Fourth Ward Park Amphitheater on May 10 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. As a part of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. initiative to provide free, accessible art to all Atlantans, the Alliance Theatre and the […]

Q & A With Chris Moses Of The Alliance Theatre

Arts Education plays a central role in almost every arts organization’s mission. That is certainly true at the Alliance Theatre, where Chris Moses serves as the Dan Reardon Director of Education / Associate Artistic Director for the theatre. We asked Chris to update us on some of the most recent developments in arts education at both […]

Woodruff receives $5.1 million Lettie Pate Evans grant for “Family Fun” programs

The Woodruff Arts Center has received a $5.1 million grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation to continue a program that provides free programming for children and their families. The “Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center” series launched two years ago with programs that give free access to the facility’s programming, ranging from the High Museum […]

Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center Receives Extension From the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation

Free, family-oriented programming to continue for additional 3 years ATLANTA – December 15, 2017 – The Woodruff Arts Center announced today that it has received an extension grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation to continue Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center, a program designed to transform the Arts Center’s campus into a family destination. […]

Nationally-Acclaimed Veterans Portrait Project Opens on November 11

ATLANTA – November 10, 2017 – Tomorrow, on Veterans Day, the nationally-acclaimed Veterans Portrait Project by renowned photographer Stacy Pearsall will open as a special exhibition at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center. The exhibition showcases personal portraits of veterans who have served in every conflict since World War II, created by wounded veteran and combat photographer […]

The Woodruff Arts Center’s new CEO wants to boost Atlanta’s arts groups

Atlanta – When Doug Shipman was named president and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center in early June, a cynic might have observed that the 44-year-old Atlanta executive had landed the cushiest job in town. After all, the Woodruff, already the country’s third-largest arts center, had just collected an impressive $112 million in donations to expand its […]

A Statement of Support from The Woodruff Arts Center

A Statement of Support from The Woodruff Arts Center for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations.” – Jane Chu, NEA Chairman   The National Endowment for the Arts “funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity” of America’s multifaceted communities by […]

Woodruff Annual Corporate Campaign Surpasses $14 Million

Woodruff Arts Center’s Annual Corporate Campaign Surpasses $14 Million in 2016 / 17 Fiscal Year

Woodruff Arts Center Names Doug Shipman President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Shipman Succeeds Virginia Hepner As CEO

Opening of New Delta SKY360˚ Club

Delta Air Lines and The Woodruff Arts Center Announce Opening of New Delta SKY360˚ Club. The club builds on historic partnership and is first SKY360˚ Club in a performing arts venue

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Will Report Balanced Operating Budget in 2014 – 2015

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Will Report Balanced Operating Budget in 2014 – 2015 Fiscal Year Musicians’ Endowment Campaign Halfway To $25M Goal In First Seven Months

Atlanta Public Schools and The Woodruff Arts Center

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and the Woodruff Arts Center are working together on a new study to determine the impact of the arts on students’ health and social and emotional well-being.

Transformation Campaign Ends with a Standing Ovation

The Woodruff Arts Center’s Transformation Campaign Raises $110 Million, Surpassing Goal

Atlanta Community Shares Transformation Campaign’s Success

Atlanta Community Spreads the word about the Woodruff Arts Center’s Successful Transformation Campaign

Delta Air Lines Pledges $2.5 Million to Musicians’ Campaign

The Delta Air Lines Foundation Pledges to Contribute $2.5 Million To The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Musicians’ Endowment Campaign

New Chef for Twelve Eighty – Inspired Dining

Andreas Georgakopoulos Named Chef de Cuisine at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Twelve Eighty – Inspired Dining

A Piano named Liam

Another free Public Piano opens at The Woodruff Arts Center October 16 at 2 PM

Welcome Carly!

The Woodruff Arts Center announces the unveiling of Atlanta’s newest public piano, provided by Play Me Again Pianos, which will take place in a public celebration on Sifly Piazza on Sunday, August 21, at 2 PM.

CREATE ATL Family Festival: November 27

CREATE ATL Free Family Festival at The Woodruff Arts Center November 27, 1 – 4 PM

CREATE ATL Family Festival: September 11

The Woodruff Arts Center announces its sixth Free Family Festival, which will take place on September 11 from 1 – 4 PM as part of the CREATE ATL Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative.

CREATE ATL Family Festival January 8, 2017

Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center, Free Family Festival January 8, 1 – 4 PM

Annual Corporate Campaign Achieves New Heights

Woodruff Arts Center’s Annual Corporate Fundraising Campaign Achieves A New Record High of $14. 4 Million Annual Initiative For Atlanta’s Largest Arts Institution Surpasses Previous Record High Set Last Year

Alliance Releases Designs for Upcoming Transformation

The Alliance Theatre has released final design renderings of its theater transformation, which is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017. This is the first major building reinvention for the theater since its construction in 1968 as part of the Woodruff Arts Center campus.

Annual Corporate Campaign Reaches Record High

Atlanta, June 4, 2015 – Thanks to the extraordinary support of Atlanta’s corporate community, the Woodruff Arts Center raised more than $13.4 million for its 2014 – 2015 Annual Corporate Campaign. Led by Campaign chairman Paul Garcia, the former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Global Payments Inc., the Campaign raised the most money ever for the Arts Center’s primary annual fundraising effort.

Five Ways To Support The Arts In Georgia

Recently WXIA-TV, Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, ran an in-depth story on the challenges that Georgia’s arts organizations face in light of the limited support they receive from public sources. In fact, the story notes that Georgia has the dubious distinction of ranking dead last among states in its support of the arts.

Woodruff Arts Center Launches Transformation Campaign

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 The Woodruff Arts Center Launches $100 Million Transformation Campaign   $62 Million Pledged to Fund Renovations to Alliance Theatre and Memorial Arts Building, Endowment Needs for All Art Partners and Family Programming   Anne Cox Chambers Named Honorary Campaign Chair News Release   Atlanta, April 1, 2015 – The Woodruff Arts Center […]

Investing in Atlanta’s future pays off

Back in 1968, the year the Woodruff Arts Center first opened its doors, Midtown Atlanta was thought of as a place where only hippies and drug dealers would hang out.

Woodruff Arts Center Receives $6.6 Million Grant From The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation

The Woodruff Arts Center announced that it has received a $6.6 million grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation to support ‘Art From The Start’, a new three-year program designed to provide families and students greater access to the Arts Center’s core art and arts education work.

Atlanta Symphony receives $1.25 million gift to endow musician positions

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has received a $1.25 million pledge from an Atlanta couple to support its Musicians’ Endowment Fund.