Friday, May 27 | 5-10 pm | All around Decatur
Free and open to the public
Decatur’s largest one-night art experience returns with fire twirler! 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 so drop by to visit beer sponsors Burnt Hickory Brewery, Creature Comforts and Decatur’s own Three Taverns Brewery. There’s even a special festival beer brewed up by Three Taverns – 3 Day IPA. Download a map of this year’s art spots here.
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 24-June 12.
2. Aimée Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery
355 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. | 404-371-0099 | aimee-jewelry-and-fine-art-gallery.com
Aimée Jewelry and Fine Art gallery features one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted jewelry designed and created by local, national, and foreign artisans as well as fine art from realism to impressionism, expressionism to abstraction.
Aimée Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery strives to bolster all fine arts – hand-crafted and uniquely designed jewelry, ceramics, glass, and paintings, all created by the finest of artists.
3. Boutique Karma
145 Sycamore St. | 404-373-7533 | boutique-karma.com
Everyday apparel with a global, feminine touch. This women’s boutique is your source for easy, flowing silhouettes, exotic patterns and prints, and unexpected accents for any ensemble.
4. CORE Dance
133 Sycamore St. | 404-373-4154 | coredance.org
Experience EnCORE Dance for Film, a social gathering for the arts and celebration of dance made for the silver screen. Co-presented by CORE, EnCORE brings together a collection of 47 original dance works performed, choreographed, and directed by local artists as well as their regional, national, and international peers. Doors open at 4:45 pm. Screenings begin at 5 pm and will continue until 10 pm. There will be a block of films by Atlanta and Houston filmmakers starting at
7 pm. Be our guest, grab a chair, and enjoy watching what our local filmmakers and international counterparts are up to!
• When I Whistle, 2016, Benita Carr
• Into the Streets, 2014, Daniel Gwirtzman
• No Games No Fowl, 2015, Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully
• Afoot and Light Hearted, 2015, Brittany Whitmoyer-Fishel
• Basking in the Sun, 2015, Sara Aguirre
• so you want me always to paint flowers, 2011, Sarah M. Barry
• The All Hands Meeting, 2012, Rebecca French
• Framing Bodies: LOVE ME, 2013, Lydia Hance
Since 1980, CORE Performance Company has been creating and performing innovative contemporary dance. Known for its riveting, passionate, and unique work, CORE has been internationally acclaimed in performance, tours, and residencies. With homes in Atlanta and Houston, CORE creates intimate and original work that evolves through experimentation, improvisation, and collaboration.
5. Decatur Square Framing & Gallery
111 Clairemont Ave. | 404-377-1414
Decatur Square Framing & Gallery hosts the work of four artists from all different mediums. Atlanta-based fine arts photographer Carolyn Meltzer’s work captures the most intimate glimpses of the natural world in a variety of habitats. JD Isaacs’ art is created out of recycled materials. Also view aquatints by British artist Francis St. Claire Miller and peruse jewelry by Richard Bulman.
A full service framing stop and gallery in the heart of downtown Decatur for 15 years.
6. Furry Tails Pet Shop
228 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.| 404-205-5049 | furrytailspetshop.com
Furry Tails Pet Shop is a family-owned pet shop devoted to providing the highest quality food and supplements for dogs and cats – plus local, unique, and fun supplies. The store carries Low Low Knows Bones homemade pet treats. Bring your furry pet by to meet them.
7. Georgia Center for the Book – Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St. | 404-370-3070 ext. 2285 | georgiacenterforthebook.org
The Southern Breeze Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators annual gallery show at the Decatur Library focuses on children’s book illustration and the power of visual art and the written word in story-telling. The illustrations on display will be accompanied by a copy of the book or publication in which the art appears.
The Georgia Center for the Book is charged with the mission to support the literary arts, promote literacy and preserve the literary heritage of Georgia.
8. The Great Frame Up
335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. | 404-257-6090 | decatur.thegreatframeup.com
Opening wine and cheese reception from 6-9 pm for Atlanta oil painter Joel Barr who is known for his surprising and bold use of color, his fascination with the surreal and mysterious, and for the narratives embedded in his works. For him, art is about discovery and that’s what comes through with each work. View his new series, “Life Line,” which incorporates all of these elements along with a story and a quiet spirituality which flows from painting to painting.
The Great Frame Up of Decatur offers full-service custom picture framing including art, shadowboxes, mat and glass replacements, frame repair, and more.
9. HomeGrown Decatur
412 Church St. | 404-377-1147 | homegrowndecatur.com
Come one. Come all. Worship at the altar of Southern art at HomeGrown’s Hallelujah Art Show. The show features the best of southern regional art from the irreverent to the sublime including art from R. Land, SprayWorld, Subject Matter Studio, Pioneer House, and Mountain Mule Hardwoods.
HomeGrown Decatur, home to 100 of the Southeast’s most exciting artists and craftspeople, is an artist market selling original art, pottery, glass, wood, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, soaps, and more.
10. Little Shop of Stories
133 East Court Sq.| 404-373-6300 | littleshopofstories.com
Caption This! An Exhibit of local kid’s art that is interactive and fun for the whole family.
Readers of all ages – kids and the grownups they become – can find little gems in this award-winning independent bookstore. Peruse an expertly curated collection of books from baby’s first classics to contemporary adult non-fiction and every category in between.
11. The Newell Gallery
432 E. Howard Ave. | 678-907-2458
Decatur’s newest gallery opens its doors with a special exhibition.
149 Sycamore St. | 404-373-6607 | sqftdecatur.com
Roen Jewelry Handmade forges wearable art from sterling silver, copper, leather, feather, and bone for men and women –Hamsa pendants, horse bit bracelets, skull rings, stag cuff links, and more.
Sq/Ft is a boutique offering men and women’s clothing with homegoods and gifts for everyone.
13. Squash Blossom
113 East Court St. | 404-373-1864 | squashblossomboutique.com
Michele Alethea Embry has worked with pastels, oil, pen and ink, photography, and most recently, acrylic paints. Her latest work explores the complex freedom of abstract expressionism. Michele grew up in the suburbs of Long Island, NY, and has training in the arts through the University of Rochester and Nassau Community College.
Squash Blossom is an eclectic boutique full of beautiful things for beautiful women. Stop in for earthy, whimsical clothing, shoes, accessories, and more!
14. Sycamore Place Gallery
120 Sycamore Pl. | 404-377-7747
Ceramics, paintings, and mixed media by artist Elise Roche portray the fears and anxieties that invade, provoke, and inspire us. A recent graduate of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, Elise will begin work on a master’s degree in art therapy at Florida State University in the fall. View her Human Nature show, a theme she has worked on throughout her undergraduate career, from 6-9 pm.
Sycamore Gallery offers art studio and art classes for children and adults year round. The gallery hosts local, national, and international shows throughout the year.
15. Trinity Mercantile & Design
116 E. Trinity Pl. | 404-378-0197 | trinity-decatur.com
Trinity Mercantile & Design showcases the work of three painters – Avrill Jones, Liefje Smith, and Parker Owen.
Decatur resident Averill Jones is a painter who enjoys many mediums including oils, watercolor, and pastels. She is influenced by the natural world. Her father, Bill Johnson, was well known in the Atlanta art community and was an early mentor.
Liefje Smith is an abstract painter who comes from a family of artists, sculptors, and architects. Her 25-years of experience in design and interior architecture prominently influenced her artwork as did several years spent in Japan. She paints improvisationally, creating as she goes. Through shapes, textures, lines, and personal calligraphy, she creates vibrant paintings that evoke the spontaneity, freedom, and joy.
Parker Owen is an Atlanta native and self-taught artist who has been painting for more than 30 years. His paintings are usually acrylic and of figurative subject matter. He has also done illustrative work for zines such as Glitter Snipe out of New York. A former teacher and currently a librarian, he exercises his artistic side primarily on weekends and holidays.
Trinity Mercantile & Design offers upholstery, home furnishings, lighting, custom window treatments, rugs, beds, linens, and one-of-a-kind accessories from local artists. Full design services available.
16.Wild Oats & Billy Goats
112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. | 404-378-4088 | wildoatsandbillygoats.com
Meet-and-greet with a local artist who will demonstrate and discuss the work on display.
Wild Oats & Billy Goats is a whimsical gallery offering locally handcrafted paintings, sculpture, jewelry, candles, soaps, and other handmade gifts.
17. Worthmore Jewelers
117 E. Court Square | 404-370-3979 | worthmorejewelers.com
Body painting by sQuishiepuss, The Art of Abandonment book signing by Walter Arnold, live music, food, drinks, great art, and lots of fun from 7-10 pm. Meet Ray Geier, the creator of sQuishiepuss who has been “occupying Atlanta” for the past five years and talk with Walter Arnold to hear firsthand his inspiration for The Art Of Abandonment series. Walter will also sign limited edition prints and books.
Worthmore is celebrating eight years in Decatur. Worthmore’s ArtWalk nights are legendary and should not be missed. Worthmore offers jewelry, watches, art, and more. The shop has been voted one of the top three design stores in the U.S., and has won Best of Atlanta and Best to Do Business With awards.
Late-Breaking Addition: Light My Spirit
115-C New St. | 404.334.3342 | lightmyspirit.com
Stop by during ArtWalk to enjoy drinks and snacks, and mingle with the in-house artists.
Light My Spirit is part gift shop, part inspirational center, part volunteer organization. The inspirational gift shop houses independent artists’ works, one-of-a-kind jewelry, gemstones, crystals, fine art prints, meditation and spiritual tools, candles and much more.