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Friday, May 3, 6-10 pm
All around Decatur | Free

City-wide Art Experience

Kick off the Decatur Arts Festival weekend with ArtWalk, a single-night, city-wide art experience that is free and open to the public. Stroll around downtown Decatur enjoying light refreshments and delightful artwork at ArtSpots, exhibits hosted at local galleries, retailers, and restaurants.

See artwork by local student artists at the Youth Art Clothesline Show on the Decatur Square from 4:30-7 pm, and listen to student bands perform at 5 pm and 6:30 pm at the bandstand. Stroll over to Sycamore Street for live music and performances in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. Visit the Fine Arts Exhibition on view inside the Decatur Library next door; experience 60 unique artworks from across the country! RSVP to attend the keynote for the the inaugural Decatur Children’s Book Festival. Author Katie DiCamillo will speak at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5 pm.

ArtSpots

Friday, May 3 • 6-10 pm

enCore: Dance on Film features short movies by independent dance filmmakers from 26 countries. This is the 10th Anniversary of the festival. Our festival serves as a platform for films that picture dance exclusively for, and with, the camera. Focusing on the interplay between dance and the techniques of filmmaking, enCore: Dance on Film explores the possibilities and boundaries of Screen Dance as an Art Form.

Core Dance, a contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation by and with the community. They are nearing their 45 season and have been located on the Decatur Square for 40 of those years.

Location: 139 Sycamore St., Decatur GA 30030

Ruth Franklin, Golden Isles, one-woman show of paintings
Ruth Franklin is an English contemporary painter who emigrated to the U.S. thirty years ago, where she established a studio in Decatur, Georgia. Her new series of small paintings, filled with a dreamlike, soulful sense of life and place are inpart inspired by visits to Saint Simons Island in Coastal Georgia and memories of rural England.

Exhibit runs May 3 – 18, 2024
Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 5-9 pm
Special hours during Decatur Arts Festival: May 4-5, 11 am-5 pm
Gallery hours: May 9-11 and 16-18, 11 am-5 pm and by appointment

Different Trains Gallery is located in Decatur’s Old Depot District. Director Shawn Vinson curates quarterly pop-up exhibitions and the gallery is open by appointment between events. Vinson offers contemporary and outsider art by local and internationally recognized artists, and personalized, professional art consulting services for private and corporate clients.

Location: 432 E Howard Ave #24 Decatur, GA 30030

The Fine Arts Exhibition is on display in the newly renovated 4th floor gallery of the Decatur Library. The gallery will have extended hours during ArtWalk, Friday, May 5 and will be open 6:30-9:30 pm. Enter through the parking lot doors and take the elevator on the right to the fourth floor!

Location: 215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030

HomeGrown celebrates all things Pete the Cat with an Artwalk appearance by Pete the Cat himself.

HomeGrown Decatur sells the work of 150+ local and regional artists, makers and small producers. Wall art, handcrafted pottery, small batch soap, candles and local foods plus jewelry, handbags and leather goods. Unique goods and clever gifts.The majority of items sold at HomeGrown are made or designed in Georgia and the southeast. Print work by Pete’s original creator, James Dean, plus Pete games and plushies. 

Location: 412 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030

Little Shop of Stories is a nationally recognized, award-winning, independent children’s bookstore located on the Decatur Square. They have books for grown ups, too!

Location: 133 East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030

Artist information coming soon.

PIHC offers comprehensive STI screening and treatment, free HIV testing, emotional wellness and recovery, case management, gender affirming care and clinical care to underserved populations.

Location: 523 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030

Tiffblot is an Asian American watercolor artist born and raised in Georgia. Her artwork is a nostalgic compilation of culture, life, and childhood characters. Tiff will be showcasing watercolor prints, stickers, and 3D artwork (acrylic and wood accessories) in a Gachapon machine. She will have a poster-sized ‘coloring book’ of her artwork for guests to come and color in with her (a collaborative piece!).

Rebel Teahouse serves modern bubble tea in downtown Decatur, GA using high quality ingredients and emphasizing relentless innovation and community engagement. Rebel specializes in unique specialty and seasonal drinks, hand-whisked organic matcha and Vietnamese coffee.

Location: 225 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

StretchLab is a 1:1 assisted stretch studio. Our experts work with clients of all ages to prevent injury, increase performance, and improve mobility and flexibility. Our new location is at Clairemont and Commerce by Delta Community Credit Union.

Location: 147 Clairemont Ave. (Modera Apartment Building at Commerce/Clairemont)

Long-time Decatur local, Talia Hirsh, l have a large display of her handmade ceramics: mugs, bowls, dishes, vases, etc. Ask her about the process and inspiration for her one-of-a-kind pieces. All made right here in Decatur, GA!

Sq/Ft specializes in quirky and affordable books, puzzles, and gifts for damn near anyone. Wit and whimsy are prominent themes in all the unique lines we carry. Even if you don’t leave with a gift, you’ll certainly leave with a giggle!

Location: 149 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030

Sycamore Place Gallery hosts “The Yellow Brick Road” featuring the Artwork of the Studio Artists of Sycamore Place, guided studio tours, a pop up show in the courtyard, and live music.

Sycamore Place Gallery consists of 16 working artist studios, a childrens work area, a gallery and events space and a courtyard.

Location: 120 Sycamore Pl. , Decatur, GA 30030

Martina San Diego, a Filipina-American musician, blends ethereal folk with diverse influences. Originally from Virginia, her journey spans DC, the Philippines, and NYC before settling in Atlanta. As lead vocalist of Ivy Rose, she released two albums, performed on America’s Got Talent, and collaborated on “Balay Ni Mayang” in the Philippines. Her solo albums “Blank Walls” and “Illuminate” showcase her evolution, drawing comparisons to Dolores O’Riordan, Feist, and Eva Cassidy.

At T.E. Wilcox Home, discover an awesome range of vintage furniture and vintage-inspired home goods. From midcentury modern vibes to retro coolness and boho chic, we’ve got everything to amp up your home decor game. If you’re spicing up your look or needing a memorable gift, we’ve got you covered.

Location: 131 E Trinity Pl., Decatur, GA 30030

Connie Lagoy is a Korean American artist based in the Atlanta metro area and owner of Plein de Bonté. Her artistic focuses are landscapes, florals, and abstracts.

Myrna Jordan (“Reflections by Myrna”) is an Atlanta based, Puerto Rican artist working in mixed media with prints and original pieces. Her work is based on the “reflection” of an experience.

Wild Oats & Billy Goats is a whimsical and colorful art gallery and artisan boutique offering paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, candles, and body products, as well as fabric, metal, wood, and paper art created by local and regional artists. The gallery was founded in 2010 on the square in Decatur.

Location: 112 E Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

Group show featuring Walter Arnold and Isabella Rivellese – and introducing a new contemporary quilt and textile artist, Cheryl Costley, whose studio is in Stone Mountain, GA.

Worthmore Jewelers is a locally owned family store that will be celebrating the 14th anniversary being in Decatur and part of the community. Full service, offering custom design, jewelry and watch repairs and featuring local artists.

Location: 117 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030

Check back soon for more ArtSpots!

Are you a business interested in participating in ArtWalk?  Click here for more information!

Live Music + Performances

Youth Art Clothesline Show

Friday, May 3 • 4:30-7 pm

Local student artists display their artwork on the Decatur Square. All students are invited to bring their original  2-D artwork; no RSVP required! Just add your masterpiece on the provided clotheslines.

Location: Decatur Square
101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
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