Book As Art: Illuminated

Book as Art: Illuminated August 11–September 29 | open during library hours The Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga. Opening Reception Friday, Aug. 25 | 7–9 pm The luminous sheen of copper, brass, gold leaf and enamel shines at the annual Book as Art exhibition. This juried show celebrates the . . . Read More

The Decatur Artway Call for Artists Deadline Extended

The Decatur Artway begins its third phase this fall by replacing the five outdoor sculptures in downtown Decatur with five new sculptures. The Decatur Arts Alliance has issued a call for artists for sculptures to be placed in and around downtown Decatur for a two-year temporary exhibition. Apply to the call for artists here. Selected . . . Read More

Expanding Roots Exhibition

In this body of oil paintings, artist Shannon Willow created “Talking Trees” to remind viewers to stand rooted in the practice of self-care and authenticity. These works offer positive energy, words of strength, and encouragement to love and care for oneself first, so that one may love others more deeply. “Talking Trees” gives tongue to . . . Read More

Artist Applications for YEA! 2017

Saturday, Sept. 30 • Noon-4 pm Arts event in the newly redesigned Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village. Artist application (PDF) Band application (PDF) Entry deadline is September 1. Pay for booth fees online here. This wildly popular one-day arts event has been embraced by local students grades K-12 as a way to showcase their creativity . . . Read More

The Last Call: Fine Arts Exhibition Closing Reception

Sunday, June 11 | 4-6 pm | Free Dalton Gallery, Dana Fine Arts Building Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave. Join the Decatur Arts Alliance and selected artists for brief discussions of the artists’ works. It’s your last chance to see this year’s intriguing collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media from . . . Read More

Reclaimed by Nature: the Quarries of Arabia Mountain

This photography exhibit, by Virginie Drujon-Kippelen, features historic and contemporary photos of a former granite quarry at what is now the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. These quarries were historically an important part of DeKalb County’s economy. Lithonia granite was used in paving and construction projects, including the Historic DeKalb Courthouse. In the 1970s the Davidson . . . Read More