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People and Places Photography Exhibition Opens April 18

Written on March 26, 2014 at 11:12 am, by Angie Macon

On Exhibit April 18-May 30

Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery / Decatur Visitors Center
113 Clairemont Ave.
Opening Reception Friday, April 18, 6-9 pm

Images by Decatur area women capturing the diversity of people and places in the moment. Photography by Debra Booth, Teri Darnell, Joanne Green, and Beate Sass.

Third Story: Works by Agnes Scott Senior Class Studio Art Students Opens April 12

Written on March 26, 2014 at 11:05 am, by Angie Macon

On Exhibit April 4-12

Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery / Decatur Visitors Center
113 Clairemont Ave.
Opening Reception Friday, April 4, 6-8 pm

This exhibition of work, by the nine senior studio art majors of the Agnes Scott College class of 2014, is the culmination of their creative explorations, thinking and working in their studios on the third floor of the Dana Fine Arts building.

We invite you to enjoy this show of nine very different perspectives in a variety of media by:

  • Mercedez Hart
  • Mia Jones-Walker
  • Yehimi Cambron
  • Meghan Joyce
  • Hande Sever
  • Yuanlin/Poppy Xing
  • Erica Moorehead
  • Vylencia Morton
  • Gala Cude

The Decatur Arts Alliance is proud to partner with Agnes Scott, a key hot spot for the arts in the city of Decatur.

Kristian Bush Headlines Decatur Arts Festival

Written on March 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm, by Angie Macon
Kristian Bush, of the Grammy Award-winning group Sugarland, will perform with Larkin Poe on Saturday, May 24 at the Decatur Arts Festival. Bush has left his mark on music for more than two decades and has sold more than 22 million Sugarland albums worldwide with partner Jennifer Nettles. Bush is a graduate of Emory University, an Atlanta resident, a frequent performer at Eddie’s Attic, and an active member of the Decatur community. We are proud and excited to have him headlining the Performing Arts Stage this year! Read more about Kristian and the rest of our amazing line-up here.

See Your Image of Decatur on a Postcard

Written on January 19, 2014 at 11:45 pm, by Angie Macon
What Is Your Most Iconic Image of Decatur?

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)

Additional forms
Artists release form (PDF)
Model release form (PDF)
Minor release form (PDF)

More information:



New Works by Angus Galloway on Exhibit at DAA Gallery

Written on January 6, 2014 at 12:38 am, by Angie Macon
On Exhibit Jan. 24 through Feb. 27

Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery / Decatur Visitors Center
113 Clairemont Ave.
Opening r
eception 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 to learn more.

Call for Entries: Fine Arts Exhibition at the 2014 Decatur Arts Festival

Written on January 2, 2014 at 3:34 pm, by Angie Macon
The Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists working in all media to participate in the Fine Arts Exhibition at the 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.

Detailed information is available here, with links to the Call for Entries (CAFÉ) website.

Call for Artists: Decatur Arts Festival Artist Market 2014

Written on December 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm, by Angie Macon
The 2014 Decatur Arts Festival is now accepting applications for the Artists Market through Find complete information about fees, guidelines, policies, jury process, notifications, artist amenities, prizes, category definitions, and an online application 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.


Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Event This Thursday!

Written on December 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm, by Angie Macon
The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art of the Southeast will be hosting the Original Green Hope for Architecture: Plain Spoken Sustainability talk this Thursday, December 19th, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

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!


Glennwood Elementary’s Stardust Stroll Lantern Parade

Written on December 16, 2013 at 11:37 am, by Angie Macon
On Tuesday, December 17th, Glennwood Elementary 2nd grade students will celebrate their learning with the Stardust Stroll Lantern Parade and book release of SKYLIGHTS II.  The students have been participating in lantern building workshops led by Chantell Rytter during art instruction.  Ms. Rytter has worked on several Atlanta lantern parades including the Grant Park Conservancy Halloween Lantern Parade, FLUX Lantern Parade and the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade. The project is generously funded by the 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 Coming to Onstage Atlanta in January

Written on December 11, 2013 at 3:35 pm, by Angie Macon

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.

Onstage Atlanta Theatre Company
2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
Call 404-897-1802