Friday, May 22 • 5-10 pm
All around Decatur • Free and open to the public
Decatur’s largest one-night gallery event – now with a DJ and fire twirler! Stroll around town to see exhibits at various shops, galleries, and restaurants and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Beer will be on sale at East Court Square so drop by to visit beer sponsors Red Brick and Starr Hill, plus local brewers Three Taverns, Wild Heaven, Blue Tarp, and Twain’s.
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 19-June 7.
2. Aimee Jewelry Boutique
335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
The Language of Flowers: An Artist’s Interpretation is a collaborative exhibition of seven artists and their individual artistic view of flowers. The exhibition runs from May 15-June 12.
Aimee Jewelry Boutique is a fine art and handmade, original jewelry gallery. Aimee Jewelry Boutique also offers hand-painted silk scarves, ceramics and paintings.
3. Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur
One W. Court Square
A photographic showcase by members of the Atlanta area group Women in Focus will be on exhibit. The exhibition was juried by photography department faculty.
Established in 2007, the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch of the Art Institute of Atlanta, offers programs in design, media arts and fashion.
246 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Local jewelry designer Olivia Rae will feature her spring and summer collection. Working with semi-precious stones and a variety of metals, her designs are full of color and possess a vintage, feminine flare.
Boogaloos is a women’s boutique possessing a fun and friendly atmosphere offering the must haves in clothing and accessories.
5. Butter & Cream
416 Church St.
Chalk artist Patrick Nguyen’s work has been featured during the Sidewalk Saturday program and should not be missed.
Butter & Cream makes ice cream using only the freshest ingredients. Their small-batch ice cream is 100 percent house-made in their Church Street kitchen.
6. Color Wheel Studio
508 E. Howard Ave.
Color Wheel Studio presents a student exhibition of more than 300 works including drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, mixed media, and fused glass. It’s the culmination of the past 10 months of artistic endeavor for our young artists ages 5-14. All are welcome to enjoy their work Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, May 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. during the Decatur Arts Festival.
The Color Wheel Studio encourages the growth and development of creative free-thinking individuals and promotes self discovery and high self-esteem while providing a solution for pre-school and after-school care.
139 Sycamore St.
Experience Capoeira, one of the many activities that has found a home at CORE. Later the studio will come alive with a giant video installation project with simultaneous screenings of this season’s performance by the dance artists of CORE Performance Company, the work of Sue Schroeder, and visiting artists from all over the world. The screenings will be accompanied by a live performance of the free jazz trio, Empty Sound.
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.
8. Decatur Bikes
252 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Brenda A, a native of New York City, is a painter, sculptor, and photographer. She also draws portraits and abstract art in various mediums. Many of her pieces are reflective of her fascination of the creation of life and how we naturally evolve, continuously reinventing ourselves.
Decatur Bikes is a full-service, family-friendly bike shop and service center. Decatur Bikes sells Jamis, KHS Fuji and just about every major brand of components and bike accessories.
9. Furry Tails Pet Shop
228 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
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. Bring your furry pet by to meet them.
10. Georgia Center for the Book-Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St.
404-370-3070 ext. 2285
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.
11. HomeGrown Decatur
412 Church St.
HomeGrown presents “The Museum of Modern Snark,” an exhibition of original paintings, multimedia art, handcrafted clothing, and home goods. A snarky cocktail of humor, bitterness and tongue-in-cheek commentary on modern life. Featured artists include Meg Golding, Joe Busch, R. Land and Lori Ronca.
HomeGrown Decatur, home to 100 local artists, is an artist market selling original art, pottery, glass, wood, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, and locally produced food.
130 Clairemont Ave.
Patrick Nguyen, chalk artist, will be creating a unique work on the Makan patio.
Makan offers a chef-driven menu of small plates and larger family-style meals, along with a craft beverage program in a communal and convivial atmosphere. Makan serves dinner daily with a late night menu on Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss the dim sum brunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
13. Parker’s On Ponce
116 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Artist Freddie Styles creates acrylic-based abstracts on paper and canvas.
Parker’s on Ponce is an independently owned restaurant featuring steak, seafood, and steaks.
149 Sycamore St.
Artist Brenda Knosher creates handmade jewelry featuring naturally shed deer antlers, vibrant gemstones, and various metals.
Sq/Ft is a boutique offering men’s and women’s clothing plus shoes for women, men and kids.
15. Squash Blossom
113 E. Court Square
Squash Blossom hosts Maelu, an environmentally conscious company centered upon sustainable textiles handmade with natural fibers and hand block printed with vegetable dyes.
Squash Blossom is a mother/daughter owned women’s boutique that specializes in personalized service and really great clothes.
16. Sycamore Gallery
120 Sycamore Pl.
Sycamore Gallery features work from 13 working artists in the “Know My Name” exhibition. There will also be a screening of Kristen Stevens’ film, “Know My Name,” which was shown at the Toronto Film Festival. “Know My Name” is the story of a young female wrestler from Turkey who defied tradition to compete in the Olympics. Enjoy hot dogs from the grill and live music on the patio.
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.
17. Trinity Mercantile and Design
131 E. Trinity Pl.
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 and Design offers upholstery, home furnishings, lighting, custom window treatments, one-of-a-kind accessories from local artists, and design services. Parking available in the back.
18. Vivid Boutique
133 E. Court Square
Featured artist Jennifer Upton is a photographer who lives and works in Decatur. Her photos highlight the happy accidents and beautiful messes of life that are easy to miss. Her central artistic philosophy reflects authenticity, openness and finding worth in ordinary life.
Vivid Boutique offers home décor items, ladies’ accessories, kitchen and bath items, stationery, jewelry and baby gifts.
19. Wild Oats and Billy Goats
112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Artist Corinne Galla from Luthersville, Georgia, will work on one of her amazing animal paintings. Come by and enjoy live music and refreshments as well as the art.
Wild Oats and Billy Goats is a whimsical gallery offering locally handcrafted paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, candles, soaps and other gifts.
20. Worthmore Jewelers
117 E. Court Square
Jonathan Callicutt’s work draws on the primary visual influences of the Renaissance, Rauschenberg, pop culture and comic books to create works of dynamic visual and thematic tension. He will unveils 10 of his new pieces during the solo show at Worthmore Jewelers.
Worthmore is celebrating seven years in Decatur. Its 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.