Hydrangea Festival Arts & Crafts Vendors at the CAC
The 15th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival and Garden Tours to be held on June 4th, 2022 from 9 am – 5 pm. There will be several of Douglasville | Douglas County’s most beautiful gardens participating in the Hydrangea Garden Tour, some of which have been featured in national magazines. Guests will enjoy many varieties of hydrangeas, including the Penny Mac and Mini Penny, named after Penny McHenry. The gardens range in size and personality with outdoor retreats, vintage collections, and unique architectural features. In addition, the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) will hold an artist market on the CAC grounds this year. The CAC is currently seeking Arts/Crafts vendors to come out and showcase their talents or represent their business. For more information about being a vendor, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a registration form.
Arts and crafts vendor fees are $50 or $45 for CAC members. (Payment link below) Email email@example.com for more information and registration forms.
The Festival is named in memory of Penny McHenry, founder of the American Hydrangea Society. Penny received a hydrangea from a friend when she lost one of her daughters. She fell in love with the beautiful plant and began propagating hydrangeas and the rest is history. She became world-famous as “The Hydrangea Lady”. Penny has been featured in too many articles and publications to mention, however, Steve Bender, Senior Garden Writer for Southern Living paid tribute to Penny in an article in the July 2006 issue after Penny’s passing during 2006. Both the “Penny Mac” and “Mini Penny” hydrangea varieties are named in her honor. Penny’s family has given the Festival permission to name the Festival in honor and memory of Penny. An exhibit honoring Penny is on display at the Douglas County Museum of History and Art.
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) will be taking the utmost precautionary measures to keep our participants and community safe. We will continue to stay up to date on best practices put forth by the State and will adjust as needed.
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions, more information, or to make your reservations, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770-949-2787.