Artwalk

Friday, May 23 • 5-10 pm

All around Decatur • Free and open to the public
Shops and restaurants host Decatur’s largest single-night art experience

1. Agnes Scott College
Fine Arts Exhibition
Dalton Gallery, Dana Fine Arts Building • 141 E. College Ave.
Juried multimedia exhibition features a diversity of artistic viewpoints. The exhibition runs May 20-June 8.

2. Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur
One W. Court Square • 404-942-1800
Featuring works by the faculty of the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur. A variety of mediums will be on display. AIA-Decatur is the sponsor of this year’s ArtWalk. Give them a big “Thank You!”

3. Aimée Jewelry Boutique and Gallery
335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. • 404-371-0099
The gallery presents artists in fine arts, from the realistic to the abstract, and jewelry making and design, from sterling silver handmade jewelry with semi-precious and precious stones to fashion jewelry of all kinds.

4. Boogaloos Boutique
246 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. • 404-373-3237
Local jewelry designer Olivia Rae features her spring and summer collection. Working with semi-precious stones and a variety of metals, she creates unique, colorful designs with a vintage and feminine flair.
Boogaloos is a women’s boutique with a fun-and-friendly atmosphere, offering must-haves in clothing and accessories, including locally designed jewelry.

5. Color Wheel Studio
508 E. Howard Ave. • 404-377-9800
Color Wheel Studio’s new second location is open for the ArtWalk. An exhibition of student work from the studio’s after-school program is on display in the gallery and the working studios are open for tours.
Color Wheel is a community art studio offering preschool, after-school, and school break programs as well as art classes for students 8-18 years old.

6. Cook’s Warehouse and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant
180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. • 404-377-4005
The Cook’s Warehouse offers the best in culinary tools, gadgets, appliances, and wine and cooking education. Sherlock’s Wine Merchant specializes in artisan, handmade wines from the world’s top producers.

7. CORE Dance Studios
139 Sycamore St. • 404-373-4154
A Special edition of ENCORE Open Floor showcases the talents of local Alternate Roots artists – performance and visual. An open mic forum allows the audience to interact with the artists.

8. Decatur Bikes
252 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. • 404-941-8717
The full-service bicycle shop specializes in bikes that are fun to ride. Decatur Bikes carries Jamis, KHS, Surly, Civia as well as used bikes. If you are looking for a one-stop shop for everything from racks and bags to aero bars and nutrition, this is the place.

9. Decatur Public Library
215 Sycamore St.• 404-370-8450
In this Children’s Book Illustrators’ Gallery Show, traditionally published illustrators present artwork accompanied by their corresponding book titles so that viewers can make the connection that their favorite books are indeed works of art! The show opens at 7 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception.

10. Farm Burger
4106 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. • 404-378-5077
Artist Stacey Brown creates powerful contemporary art, incorporating colors that correspond with contemporary trends while remaining in tune with his roots with traditional landscapes and urban neighborhood scenes.
Farm Burger is a sustainable, local, grass-fed burger joint that sources from local farms.

11. HomeGrown
412 Church St. • 404-373-1147
Share the vision of HomeGrown’s local and emerging artists as they present a multi-media celebration of Georgia through iconic photography, paintings, sculpture, wood, glass and textiles. A special section features the work of 10 Decatur student artists, ages 6-18.
HomeGrown Decatur is a retail artist cooperative featuring the work of 100-plus local artists and craftspeople in a variety of media.

12. Kavarna
707-E East Lake Dr. • 404-371-1113
Paintings by local artist Katharina Meredith are abstract and full of color, like sunlight channeled onto canvas and deep blue oceans of the Caribbean. Her works are designed to lift the spirits. She lives in Oakhurst but grew up in Germany and Belize.
Located in the heart of Oakhurst, Kavarna is a coffee shop, tavern and music-and-art space serving delicious food, beer, wine, and coffee roasted locally by Batdorf & Bronson.

13. Little Shop of Stories
133A East Court Square
404-373-6300
Little Shop’s second annual Art Auction features original work by beloved children’s book illustrators. Stop by for wine, beer, and a chance to take home a beautiful piece of art. Proceeds benefit On The Same Page, a community-wide reading initiative.
Little Shop offers books and more for kids and the grownups they become.

14. Mojo Pizza N’ Pub
657 East Lake Dr. • 404-373-1999
Oakhurst’s neighborhood pizza joint since 1998, Mojo offers dine in, carry out, and delivery. Come and enjoy the beautiful patio, Trivia Wednesdays, and a full bar.

15. Parker’s on Ponce
116 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. • 404-924-2230
Artist Freddie Styles creates acrylic-based abstracts on paper and canvas.
Parker’s on Ponce is an independently owned restaurant featuring steak, seafood and spirits.

16. Rose Squared Gallery and Framing
111 Clairemont Ave. • 404-377-1414
Three-dimensional works, paintings, drawings, photography, and etchings are displayed from artists Carolyn Meltzer, Rick Bulman, JD Isaacs, Frances St. Claire Miller, and Stephanie Scott. On the Saturday of the festival, a special showing of Elizabeth Vitale’s puppet artistry will be featured as well as performances by the artist herself throughout the day.
Rose Squared is a gallery and custom framing shop.

17. Sawicki’s Meat, Seafood and More
250 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. • 404-377-0992
A specialty food store selling local, artisanal, and chemical-free products.

18. Speak…Easy!Literary Arts Festival
Old Courthouse on the Square
When you look at visual art, words should come to mind. So take a walk to the history center (Old Decatur Courthouse), second floor, 7-9 p.m., and enjoy the Speak…Easy.

19. Steinbeck’s Ale House
659 East Lake Dr., Suite B • 404-373-1116
Sirkka Hougard creates arresting, primal paintings. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has called Sirkka’s work “downright delicious,” adding that the “symbol-filled paintings of heaven and hell and angels and demons should please lovers of archetypal psychology.”
Steinbeck’s is an intimate neighborhood pub that specializes in craft beer, chef-driven foods, and lots of personality.

20. Sycamore Gallery
120 Sycamore Place • 404-352-5938
Working artists’ studios, gallery space, a courtyard, children’s work, and a kiln. Sycamore Gallery offers art classes for children and adults year round and hosts local, national, and international shows.

21. Trinity Mercantile and Design
131 E. Trinity Place • 404-378-0197
Local artists Shelley Rogers, Jeff Henry, and Cynthia Perryman are featured. Shelley’s antique finds combined with beautiful beads and carved pieces are truly wearable pieces of art. Jeff’s subject matter ranges from Georgian scenes to his travels abroad. The geometry of architecture and organic landscape forms are among his favorite expressions. Cynthia’s work ranges from pastoral landscapes to the most exuberant of florals.
Trinity Mercantile and Design offers upholstery, home furnishings, lighting, custom window treatments, one-of-a-kind accessories from local artists, and design services. Parking is available in back.

22. Vivid Boutique
133 East Court Square, Suite B • 404-371-5181
Dale Dixon creates jewelry in copper, brass, and silver, sometimes incorporating gemstones and art glass beads. He specializes in handmade chain and wire-wrapped bracelets in a style often referred to as tribal, ancient or steam punk. Bracelets are woven and wrapped using semiprecious stones.
Vivid Boutique offers home décor items, ladies’ accessories, kitchen and bath items, stationery, and baby and jewelry gift items.

23. Wild Oats and Billy Goats
112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. • 404-373-4088
The gallery celebrates its four-year anniversary by hosting four of the original artists who helped launch it. Folk artists Sandy Erickson-Wright, Jennifer Friedman, Bailey Jack, and Kathleen Taylor will demonstrate and discuss their work. Come and enjoy live music, beverages, and snacks as well as the art.
Wild Oats and Billy Goats is a handcrafted folk art and gift gallery featuring art, locally handcrafted gifts, jewelry, accessories, pottery, artisan body products, and home décor.

24. Worthmore Jewelers
117 East Court Square • 404-370-3979
Help Worthmore celebrate its 6th anniversary in Decatur and enjoy live music from the Jabari Grover Trio, great food and cold drinks. Featured folk artist Hallie Edwards, aka Big Gully, and master glass blower Sy Dowling will show their latest works.
Worthmore offers jewelry, watches, art, and more. The shop has been voted one of the Top Three Design stores in the United States, and has won Best of Atlanta and Best to Do Business With awards.