Artists who observe and interpret the idea of the book are invited to submit entries to the Decatur Arts Alliance’s inaugural juried exhibition visually celebrating the book form.
The Book as Art exhibition, July 18-Sept. 19 in the gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, will be held in conjunction with the AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the country. It is expected to draw 85,000 book-lovers to downtown Decatur over Labor Day weekend (Aug. 29-31), demonstrating that books are cherished by multitudes in tangible and touchable form even as they morph into new forms and formats.
Entries for The Book as Art must be submitted digitally through www.callforentry.org (CaFÉ) April 15- May 21, 2014.
The 2014 Decatur Postcard Project is looking for artists, students, residents, businesses and members of the community who would like to submit images that reflect different aspects of the city. If you have photos or other artwork that captures the essence of what Decatur is all about and would like to share, send in your work. Submissions are welcome from all ages.
A jury will select six pieces that best represent Decatur for a set of 6 x 4 postcards, which will go on sale in May. The cards will be available at the Decatur Visitors Center and local retailers.
Keep in mind as you select your entries: brides like to use the postcards for wedding “Save the Dates” and parents like to use them for children’s thank you notes.
Submission deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014.
More details about the guidelines and a printable application are available here. (PDF)
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery / Decatur Visitors Center
113 Clairemont Ave.
Opening reception Friday, Jan. 24, 5-7 pm
Artist Talk and closing reception
Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30-8 pm
An exhibition of drawings by Angus Galloway brought to you by the Decatur Arts Alliance.
Underline showcases recent works on paper by Decatur artist Angus Galloway. He creates environments of texture and line that invite the viewer to look deeply into the layers of marks. These time-intensive drawings reflect the artist’s passion for the medium. Galloway’s work has been featured in national and international exhibitions as well as a variety of publications including Direct Art, New York Art, Burnaway, and Trigger Magazine. He teaches at the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur and is the lead instructor of DRAW@MOCA at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. Galloway was recently named a recipient of The Creatives Project Residency at the Goat Farm. Visit angusgalloway.com to learn more.26th Annual Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition is a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival every year.
The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur for a celebration of the arts that includes a juried Artists Market, Children’s Festival, New Dance, Literary Arts, Performing Arts Stage, and a Concert on the Square, as well as the Fine Arts Exhibition. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the Fine Arts Exhibition addresses this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread.here. The application deadline is Jan. 21.
The Artists Market features more than 160 artists selected through a competitive jury process. The annual market is known for its high quality of artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. Apply by Jan. 21!
Find out more about the Decatur Arts Festival here.
The event will include presentations by Steve Mouzon and Clay Chapman. The event will be taking pace in Decatur City Hall and tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Click here to register today!
Decatur Education Foundation Teacher Innovation Grant.
Two giant lantern puppets and the BlackSheep Ensemble Band will lead students and their lanterns from Glennwood Elementary through the Decatur Square and end at Little Shop of Stories. Students will then show their collective work SKYLIGHTS II at Little Shop of Stories. You may checkout last years’ book SKYLIGHTS on iTunes.
The parade will leave Glennwood Elementary at 6:30 PM. Please join us for the fun or view the parade traveling through the Decatur Square!
Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry
Directed by Cathe Hall Payne
Bobbie Elzey as Miss Daisy
Nat Martin as Hoke
DeWayne Morgan as Booley
Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. Driving Miss Daisy is a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man.
The show runs January 10-25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Tickets are $20.
Please note: There will be two Sunday shows.
Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 pm: Tickets are $20
Enjoy Sunday dinner with all the fixings at 1:30 pm before the show.
Sunday, Jan. 19, 5 pm: Tickets are $12
Buy your tickets before Wednesday, Jan. 1 and use the promo code “friend” to get $3 off any Friday or Saturday show.
To purchase tickets, please visit Onstage Atlanta.
Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery/Decatur Visitors Center
113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, Georgia
Reception with the artists on Thursday, Dec. 5 • 6-9 pm
Decatur’s largest greenspace with 58 acres of gently rolling hills, the historic Decatur Cemetery is the oldest municipal burying ground in the Atlanta area.
These photos are the creative result from the 2013 photo contest sponsored by the Friends of Decatur Cemetery, a dedicated volunteer group that works closely with the city to preserve and maintain the cemetery as a historic and cultural greenspace.
Image: Swing with a View, Alice Hawks
On the square in downtown Decatur • 1-4 pm
Taste wines from around the globe, sample delicious food from Decatur-area restaurants, and enjoy live music at metro Atlanta’s largest outdoor wine festival. The 2012 Decatur Wine Festival showcased nearly 500 domestic and international wines. Proceeds benefit the Decatur Arts Alliance, which produces the Decatur Arts Festival and many other arts events, free to the community each year.
Find out more here.