Last Call Closing Reception

Join the Decatur Arts Alliance and selected artists for brief discussions of the artists’ works. It’s your last chance to see this year’s intriguing collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media from regional and national artists. Find out more and take a peek at the exhibit here.

Celebrate the Arts Memorial Day Weekend

Music, Artist Market, Kids Festival, Dance, Comedy, Fine Art Exhibit, Food Trucks, And Beer

Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 | Downtown Decatur

Spend the day on and around the square! Discover new artists and festival favorites as you explore more than 150 artist booths lining Ponce de Leon Avenue. The annual market is full of high-quality artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. Eat lunch or a cool treat in front of the bandstand and enjoy a full-line up of dynamic, high-energy live stage performances.Enjoy hours of bluesy licks, funky beats, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and African rhythms that get your feet tapping. Have a laugh at Decatur LOL and let the kiddos play at the Kids Festival Saturday.

Kick Off Festival Weekend with Artwalk

Friday, May 25 | 5-10 pm

Decatur’s largest one-night art experience returns! Stroll around town to see exhibits at various shops and galleries and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Beer will be for sale at East Court Square including a special brew by Three Taverns – 3 Day IPA. See the full list of participating shops here.

Fine Arts Exhibition Opening Reception

Tuesday, May 22 | 5:15-7 pm
Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College,
Dana Fine Arts Building, 141 E. College Ave.

Be among the first to view an intriguing collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media selected by this year’s distinguished jury. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. 

The Fine Arts Exhibition is a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition attracts submissions from regional and national artists and is reviewed by respected members of Atlanta’s arts community. This year’s jurors are Angus Galloway, Ann Rowles, and Fred Yalouris.

 

More on the Fine Arts Exhibition here.

A Bright Start to Arts Festival Season – Poster Unveiling and Lantern Parade

Poster Unveiling
Thursday, May 10  |  5:30-7:30 pm  |  Free
The Solarium in Oakhurst | 321 Hill St.

Join us on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:30 pm for the unveiling of the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival Poster at the Solarium, 321 Hill St., in Oakhurst. It’s free!

Be among the first to see this year’s Arts Festival poster! Take home a copy of the festival poster, and enjoy an artsy springtime party in Oakhurst with drinks, refreshments, and live music. 

Lantern Parade
Friday, May 11  |  9 pm
Downtown Decatur

Celebrate the arts and the start of summer at the Decatur Lantern Parade. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Ave. after 8 pm, then parade to the downtown square along with the Black Sheep Marching Ensemble.

Make your own lantern at home or attend a lantern-making workshop where supplies and guidance are provided. Start dreaming up your lantern now! Sign up for all sorts of lantern making workshops – lantern hats, illuminated parasols, globe lanterns, and more – hosted by Chantelle Rytter at Color Wheel Studio in the two weeks preceding the parade.

For more information and lantern making resources visit decaturlanternparade.com.

Sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance, Color Wheel Studio, Decatur Education Foundation, and the Downtown Development Authority.

Call for Artists for the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival Artists Market

Application deadline is Jan. 26  |  zapplication.org

The Decatur Arts Festival artists market features more than 150 artists selected through a competitive jury process. The annual market, well known for its high quality of artwork, attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. More than a dozen media categories are represented by new artists and festival favorites. The dates for the artists market are Saturday, May 26, 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, May 27, 11 am-5 pm in Downtown Decatur.

Submit your entries to zapplication.org

2018 fine arts exhibition call for entries

Pictured: Scott Eakin, “Hands on the Wheel,” acrylic on panel, 48″ x 48”

Submit your entries for the juried Fine Arts Exhibition of the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival. We invite artists working in all media to apply. Artist applications will be accepted through callforentry.org Jan. 8 through Feb. 28. Jurors this year are Angus Galloway, Ann Rowles, and Fred Yalouris.

This exhibition contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival and to an audience representing a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, addressing this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread. All works must be original and completed within the last two years.

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Last Call Closing Reception

Sunday, June 11 | 4-6 pm | Free
Dalton Gallery, Dana Fine Arts Building
Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave.

Join the Decatur Arts Alliance and selected artists for brief discussions of the artists’ works. It’s your last chance to see this year’s intriguing collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media from regional and national artists. Find out more and take a peek at the exhibit here.

Celebrate the Arts Memorial Day Weekend

Music, Artist Market, Kids Festival, Dance, Comedy,
Fine Art Exhibit, Food Trucks, And Beer
Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 | Downtown Decatur

Spend the day on and around the square! Discover new artists and festival favorites as you explore more than 150 artist booths lining Ponce de Leon Avenue. The annual market is full of high-quality artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. Eat lunch or a cool treat in front of the bandstand and enjoy a full-line up of dynamic, high-energy live stage performances. Enjoy hours of bluesy licks, funky beats, classic pop, jazz, rock, smooth country, and West African rhythms that get your feet tapping. Have a laugh at Decatur LOL and let the kiddos play at the Kids Festival.

Artwalk

Friday, May 26 | 5-10 pm | All around Decatur
Free and open to the public

Decatur’s largest one-night art experience returns! Stroll around town to see exhibits at various shops and galleries and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Beer will be on sale at East Court Square. Visit the Artwalk page for more information.