Friday, May 24 • 5-10 pm
All around Decatur • Free and open to the public
See art on display at these participating Decatur businesses:
Fine Arts Exhibition
Dalton Gallery, Dana Fine Arts Building
141 E. College Ave.
Juried multimedia exhibition features a diversity of artistic viewpoints. Exhibition runs through June 2.
One W. Court Square
Featuring works by the faculty of the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur. A variety of mediums will be on display.
180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Jane Elliott Reis turned to painting as a way to work through the emotional pain of domestic abuse. Self-taught and primarily an abstract painter, she works with acrylic paints in earthy, vibrant colors and complex, multi-layered textures.
Sherlock’s Wine Merchant specializes in artisan, handmade wines from the world’s top producers, from Bordeaux to Napa Valley. Retail partner The Cook’s Warehouse offers the best in culinary tools, gadgets, appliances, and wine and cooking education.
4. Farm Burger
410 B W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Emily Griffith is a gifted artist with a passion for animals and a reverence for the human-animal bond. All animal paintings are hand-painted custom oil fine art representations. Voted “Best Animal Artist” 2010 by Atlanta Magazine and “Official Animal Painter” for Prilosec OTC, Emily is also an official artist of University of Georgia’s mascot, Uga VII, Uga VIII and Russ, Uga IX.
Farm Burger’s delicious burgers are made from 100 percent grass-fed beef, free of antibiotics, hormones, and grain.
412 Church St.
The “No Jibba Jabba, Super Fly Art Show” presents paintings, sculpture, clothing, accessories, and jewelry by local artists, inspired by pop culture icons past and present. Enjoy a special Mr. T exhibit and celebrate Mr. T’s birthday in a cake-cutting ceremony at 7 pm.
HomeGrown Decatur is an artist cooperative featuring the work of many local artists in a variety of media.
133 E. Court Square
A silent auction, 5-9 pm, features original artwork by favorite children’s book illustrators to benefit On The Same Page, Decatur’s community-wide family reading initiative. Included is work by Pete the Cat’s James Dean. 5-9 pm.
Little Shop of Stories has books and more for kids and their grownups.
427 Church St.
Joseph Dreher demonstrates that a new form of photography has arisen: iPhonography. His photographs explore what can be done with an image taken and manipulated with a smart phone.
Mingei World Arts is a museum-like store selling unique hand-made items directly sourced from the artisans and antique markets of the world.
111 Clairemont Ave.
JD Isaacs does three-dimensional works using recycled broken musical instruments. Carolyn Meltzer does photography. There will be a special exhibition of Masquerade masks created by JD Isaacs and Edgar Figueroa for the Arts Festival.
Rose Squared is a gallery and custom framing shop.
415 Church St.
20/20 is an exhibit that includes two bodies of work – one by photographer Michelle-Dawne and the other by painter Jane Elliott Reis. Photographs by Michelle-Dawne are interpreted and rendered as paintings by Reis. The pieces, though similar, retain the emotions, visions and perceptions of their creators
The Seen Gallery is a multi-discipline art gallery working closely with established and mid-career artists and offering original painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, etchings, hand-blown glass and limited edition prints.
Literary Arts Festival
Old Courthouse on the Square • 7 pm
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 pm-9 pm, and hear “Stories from the Art…”
149 Sycamore St.
Joxasa is a local leather worker, specializing in funky men’s and women’s cuffs and custom handbags.
Sq/Ft is a shoes-and-clothing shop featuring Camper, Frye, Bedstu, Keens, and Crocs.
12. Squash Blossom
113 E. Court Square
Squash Blossom, celebrating 14 years in Decatur, offers cool and casual women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, plus TOMS shoes for men, women and children.
416 Church St.
Karen Lamassone is a mixed media artist featuring wreaths, hats, watercolors and other handmade products.
Taste is a gourmet and kitchen store specializing in unique and artisanal products.
131 E. Trinity Place
Scott Eakin premiers his abstract collection of work with an array of new pieces. His medium is acrylics, larger works on wood panels and smaller works on paper. Scott’s diversity of form and innate sense of color compel the viewer through the collection,
Trinity offers home furnishings and design: upholstery, case goods, window treatments, lighting, art, everything for the home , including design help.
15. Vivid Boutique
133 E. Court Square
George Hanna graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta and took a job doing graphic design. A few years later he moved to New York, and did T-shirt art for major apparel companies. Returning to Atlanta, he transferred his art vibe onto wood, then charcoaling, “coffee-ing,” and distressing his pieces until he achieved his new artistic expression and style, coined “Old Dirty Type.”
Vivid Boutique offers a unique selection of home décor items, ladies accessories, kitchen and bath items, stationery, and baby and jewelry gift items at affordable prices, with “red carpet” customer service.
112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
The Caveman Pottery artist, famous for his crazy spiky-haired ceramic chickens, gives a live demo of his work, including decorating mugs. Painter/collage artist Marirosa Hofmann demonstrates her complex process of layering paints, patterns and textures, including cutting and collaging fine art papers to create focal points.
Wild Oats is a folk art gallery carrying handcrafted works of local and regional artists, including paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodworks, and hand-sewn items. The shop also offers creative workshops and private parties for kids and adults.
117 E. Court Square
Ethan Ferguson showcases select pieces from his reinCARnated art. Each sculpture comes from reclaimed and revived classic car parts. Collectors have placed his one-of-a-kind up-cycled pieces in restaurants and office spaces across the United States. Listen to live music from Uncle Daddy and the Kissin Cousins, while enjoying good food and cold drinks.
Worthmore Jewelers has been voted Best of Atlanta, Best to Do Business With, and one of the Top Five Design Stores in the United States.
18. Sycamore Place Gallery
120 Sycamore Place
Artists Nouveau features Jess Gordon, Catherine Shiel, Lyn Thompson, Nancy Shippen, Leanne Slotkin, Flora Rosefsky, Carl Linstrum, Rita Omark, Barbara Wilensky, Penelope Howard, Sam Cole, Dana Cole, Jan Vinge, Blake Osier and the emerging art students at Sycamore Place.
Sycamore Place Gallery offers art classes, exhibitions and gallery space for artists.
246 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Local jewelry designer Olivia Rae presents her spring and summer collection. Working with semi-precious stones and a variety of metals, she creates colorful designs that possess a vintage, feminine flare and are sure to complement your wardrobe.
Boogaloos is a women’s boutique with a fun and friendly atmosphere, offering the must-haves in clothing and accessories, and a large selection of locally designed jewelry.
Sponsored by: The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur