Mind the Heart

Israeli artists Maya Gelfman and Roie Avidan started Mind the Heart in response to their observation that as we get used to our surroundings, we no longer pay attention to them. We become less connected with the world around us, missing the changes that occur over time and the fleeting moments of beauty and wonder . . . Read More

oakhurst porchfest 2017

Saturday, October 14 • 12-6 p.m.  |  oakhurstporchfest.org Porchfest, the ultimate grassroots music festival, is an afternoon when porches all over the neighborhood become stages and people meander from yard to yard, listening, hanging out and connecting with their neighbors. It’s the largest organic, free-range, crowd-sourced music festival in Georgia, and is what Georgia’s music tourism bureau called “very likely the most diverse . . . Read More

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 lights up the annual Book as Art exhibition. This juried show celebrates the . . . 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

Sunday Oct. 1 • 2-6 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

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