Friday, May 24 | 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. Arts Festival beer sponsors will be selling their goods on East Court Square during the ArtWalk. Show your support!
ArtSpot 2019 Locations
1. Fine Arts Exhibition at Agnes Scott College
Juried multimedia exhibition features a diversity of artistic viewpoints. The exhibition runs May 21-June 16.
Agnes Scott College is a private liberal arts college in downtown Decatur, Georgia.
2. Aimee Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery
335-B W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Join us for our spring fling and learn about the heritage of our forefathers. “Traditions” presents five female artists representing different Jewish themes in a variety of media including paintings, sculpture, and fabric.
Aimee Jewelry and Gallery specializes in unique design and repair. We carry jewelry from all over the nation and around the globe. We also have an in-house resource for jewelry designer and redesign. Our fine art is eclectic in style and media, running the gamut from realism to abstraction.
3. Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern
335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Start your Artwalk night with pop-up scenes and songs from “Midsummer, Jr.!” presented by the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. Join the actors as they play out special moments from this fun filled, family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Nights Dream.”
4. Butter and Cream
416 Church St
Marlis Cornett is a local Decatur illustrator and fine artist. “Beach Days,” a current body of work, was inspired by a 30-day painting challenge that collided with a beach vacation. These whimsical watercolors capture the joy of summer crowds as well as the quiet seclusion of a beach day. You can follow her on Instagram @marliscornett and Facebook at Marlis Cornett Fine Art.
Butter and cream is Atlanta’s hometown, handcrafted, small-batch ice cream purveyor and bakery, featuring ice cream, sorbets, and desserts made with the finest all-natural ingredients.
5. Core Dance
133 Sycamore St.
EnCore: Dance on Film brings together a collection of original dance works created for the screen, perfumed, choreographed and directed by local artists and their regional, natural and international peers.
Core Dance, a professional contemporary dance organization creates, performs and produces original dance that ignites the spirit, encourages participation and conversation by and with our community
6. Different Trains Gallery 1
432 E. Howard Ave., No. 24
Ruth Franklin, “Only When I Laugh,” is a one-woman show of drawings and paintings by the England-born/Georgia-based artist who has kept a studio in Decatur for 25 years.
On the tracks in the Old Depot District, showing local and internationally known artists.
7. Different Trains Gallery 2 at Cornerstone Bank
125 Clairemont Ave., No. 100
On the tracks in the Old Depot District, showing local & internationally known artists.
The satellite space of Different Trains Gallery, focusing on local artists, Georgia-based artist groups and community schools from Kindergarten through college.
8. Georgia Center for the book
215 Sycamore St. (Decatur Library)
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 storytelling.
The Georgia Center for the Book is chartered with a mission to support libraries, promote literacy and literary arts, and preserve the literary heritage of Georgia.
9. HomeGrown Decatur
412 Church St.
Letterpress printing was the normal form of printing text from its invention by Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century. Homegrown’s exhibit, “Southern Ladies of Letterpress”, showcases the work of Blackbird Letterpress, Lilco Letterpress, and the world famous Hatch Show Print as they create art through the use of this centuries old printing process.
Homegrown Decatur features the work of 150 regional artists, craftspeople and small producers. Where the irreverent meets the sublime. Southern Art Lives Here.
10. Olive Branch
123 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Olive Branch Wellness Boutique is an all natural, beauty boutique with a focus on vegan skincare, haircare and cosmetics.
149 Sycamore St.
Local crafter Heidi Glick of Periwinkle Designs: Jewelry and Fiber Arts is known for her use of color in her beadwork and her functional hand-sewn goods.
Clothing, home and gift boutique. Something for everyone.
12. Squash Blossom
113 E. Court Square
Squash Blossom is an eclectic boutique full of beautiful things for beautiful women. Stop in for earthy, whimsical clothing, shoes, accessories, and more.
13. Sycamore Place Gallery
120 Sycamore Pl.
Sylvia Cross has been a fixture in the Atlanta arts scene for 25 years, except for a brief departure to live in a treehouse in Costa Rica, and in Verona, Italy. She teaches ages toddlers-to-adults in a comprehensive format where your environment complements the art.
14. Trinity Mercantile & Design
116 E Trinity Pl.
Trinity Mercantile & Design showcases works by four artists. Ashley Benton (from Decatur, but relocated to Savannah) is a ceramicist extraordinaire. Her fantastical figures form sculptures for viewing and containers for using. Painter Parker Owen, a former librarian, evokes happiness almost always and brooding sometimes. His paintings are whimsical and colorful. Painter Liefjy Smith is experienced in many genres but works now in colorful abstracts. Her work is seen in movies and many Decatur homes. Her world travels have inspired her expression of art. Decatur painter Lea Ann Slotkin’s skill with color and collage is expressed in an effusive festivity of florals. She is experimenting with new styles and applications. Her family life is in Decatur where she coaches other artists when she is not painting.
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.
15. Vivid Boutique
308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite F
16. Wild Oats & Billy Goats
112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Jan Daniels: I convey my subject in bright colors with acrylic, ink, pencil, washes, and free fluid brushstrokes, boldly layering colors to create the unique and unexpected. My paintings are influenced by Atlanta, Isle of Hope, Amelia Island, Cumberland Island, Beaches of St. George Island, and our family garden in Avondale Estates.
Michelle Stagg Ottley: I work primarily in oils and mixed media often incorporating found and reclaimed materials into my art. I believe art is an expressive world where you begin by learning the formal rules of composition, design, and mediums, but those “rules” are even better if you push them, break them, and explore.
Wild Oats & Billy Goats is a whimsical art gallery and artisan boutique in the heart of Decatur, Georgia, that offers art and handcrafted goods from local and regional artists. We hope you find something unique in our online shop to enjoy in your home or to give as a gift. We also hope you’ll stop by our storefront for an even wider selection of work by our talented artists and artisans.
17. Worthmore Jewelers
117 E. Court Square
Worthmore will feature a new local artist Jordan Yarbrough, as well as artists Walter Arnold and Johnathan Callicut. Gray Matters Acoustic provides the soundtrack for the evening.
Fine art, imaginative jewelry and watches (plus repairs) in a shop and gallery with an avant-garde vibe.
18. Little Shop of Stories
133 E. Court Square.
Visit with local artist and book illustrator Mike Lowery and his fellow artists from Paper Ghost studio. Art prints and books available for purchase.
Little Shop of Stories is a big independent children’s bookstore featuring multiple reading areas and regular kids’ story hours.