Friday, May 6, 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.
The evening’s festivities begin with an interactive improv performance on the Decatur Square at 5 pm followed by live Latin music from CubanaSong at 6 pm and Sander Pinheiro at 7:30 pm. They will fill the Square with Cuban beats and Brazilian vibes. Grab a drink from the beverage tent and be ready to dance!
Stop in Little Shop of Stories for an artwork scavenger hunt and head to Wild Oats and Billy Goats for live artist demonstrations. Preview all the participating ArtSpots and happenings below or download the Decatur Arts Alliance app for an interactive map to guide you during the event!
Aimée Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery presents “Visions,” an exhibition of nine outstanding local artists’ work, with paintings that range from realism to the abstract.
Aimée Jewelry and Gallery is the embodiment of the dream of Amy Elfersy, a lifelong art and jewelry lover. Her vision has imbued the space with vibrant paintings, finely crafted and imaginative jewelry and unconventional accessories.
Core Dance will screen all five of this season’s REEL Art Dance on Film Commissions. Commissioned artists include Adam Larsen, Christian Meyer, Felipe Barral, Jennifer Scully-Thurston, Douglas Rosenberg. The films were created specifically to fit Core Dance Studios windows. Come sit inside and sit and view all five together.
For more than four decades on the Decatur Square, Core Dance has supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art making in dance. An award-winning, professional contemporary dance company with global impact, Core Dance creates, performs, and produces compelling original art that empowers communities to see the self in others. The organization is led by fFounding Artistic Director and Choreographer Sue Schroeder.
Location: 133 Sycamore St., Decatur GA 30030
Wes Cribb, of “Maybe All This,” is a self-taught metalsmith and assemblage tinkerer. Old movie projectors, discarded brass and copper décor, forgotten toys, broken clocks, watches, and more find new life as stand-alone assemblage art or jewelry. Surprising, interesting, new objects are created from the detritus of our modern world.
HomeGrown Decatur sells the work of 100+ local and regional artists and makers. From wall art to pottery, from small batch local foods to soap and candles, and from the irreverent to the sublime, HomeGrown is a year-round artist market.
Location: 412 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030
Stop by to view Little Shop of Stories’ collection of original artwork created by popular and award winning illustrators who have visited the bookshop since they opened our doors in 2005. The shop will be featuring the artwork in an engaging and interactive scavenger hunt form. A great activity for kids, families, and fun loving adults!
Little Shop of Stories is a large, independent children’s bookstore featuring multiple reading areas & regular kids’ story hours.
Location: 133 East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
Jack Be Nimble is a candle and home fragrance company based in Atlanta, GA and founded in 2010 by Paul Bruschi. Each candle is hand-poured in batches of twelve in their studio in Atlanta. All of the candles are made using American-grown soy wax, all natural cotton wicks, and fine fragrance oils. The products are inspired by modern design and family gatherings that enhance any environment creating memories.
Vivid Boutique offers a meticulously procured and exquisitely presented collection of treasures. The locally-owned store is full of elegant home goods, handcrafted jewelry, sophisticated stationary, and a wide array of chic gifts.
Multiple artists will present live demonstrations.
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.
View the artwork of Isabella Rivellese, Ben Boling, and Mason Kay whose works range from painting to illustration to jewelry.
Isabella Rivellese is a 17-year-old artist who goes to Marist high school and will be attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago next year to study painting and animation.
Ben Boling was born in Gainesville, he went on to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has been a freelance illustrator and painter for over 25 years.
Also featuring Mason Kay Natural Jadeite Curated Trunk Show.
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