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Light up the Night!

Friday, May 13 • 9 p.m. • Downtown Decatur Celebrate the arts and the start of summer at the Decatur Lantern Parade. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Ave. after 8 pm, then parade to the downtown square along with the Black Sheep Marching Ensemble. Make your own lantern at home or . . . Read More

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student art exhibit opens may 12

works by students at The Community School Opening Reception: Thursday, May 12 • 6-8 pm On View Through June 30 • Tuesdays-Saturdays • 10 am-4 pm Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery • 113 Clairemont Ave. Located in downtown Decatur, The Community School (TCS) is an accredited high school and young adult transition program for individuals on . . . Read More

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How to Choose Art for Your Home

Presented byTrinity Mercantile and Design May 28 • 10 a.m. • Trinity Mercantile & Design, 116 E. Trinity Pl. Are you just starting to build your art collection? Ready to take your collection to the next level? Join Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan, interior designers and co-owners of Trinity Mercantile & Design, for a free . . . Read More

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Decatur Music Project

Decatur High School Performing Arts Center • 310 N. McDonough St. June 5 • Norman Blake Bluegrass legend Norman Blake kicks off this new music series June 5 at 3 p.m. For more than 60 years Blake has played in a number of folk and country groups. He has played backup for Johnny Cash, June . . . Read More

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Come on out for Comedy!

“Three Taverns Walk into a Bar…” April Fools Comedy Night at Three Taverns Friday, April 1 | 7:30 + 9:30 pm | Three Taverns Brewery, 121 New St. | $25 Sample the latest batch of laughs and hand-crafted beers. The Decatur Arts Alliance and Three Taverns Brewery host a night of local joking with A.K. . . . Read More

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Gallery Reception March 18

A Stretch of the Imagination: Paintings by Kodac Harrison Opening Reception | Friday, March 18 | 6-8 pm On View | March 18-May 9 | Tuesdays-Saturdays |10 am-4 pm Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery | 113 Clairemont Ave., Downtown Decatur Best known as a musician and poet, longtime Decatur resident Kodac Harrison is also a prolific . . . Read More

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Kick Off an Artful Year!

Decatur Arts Alliance’s Annual Member Event Friday, Feb. 12 • 6-9:30 p.m. Decatur Glassblowing • 250 Freeman St., Decatur 30030 We invite Decatur Arts Alliance members, friends, and supporters to join us for an evening of art, demonstrations, special prize drawings, refreshments, and good old-fashioned mingling. Watch glass artist Nate Nardi demonstrate his glass-blowing expertise. . . . Read More

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Put Your Decatur on a Postcard!

Decatur Postcards Project 2016 Got a creative vision of Decatur? Picture your Decatur on a postcard! The 2016 Decatur Postcard Project invites artists, students, residents, businesses, and members of the community to share photos or other artwork that captures the essence of what Decatur is all about. Submissions are welcome from all ages. Applications due . . . Read More

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Exhibit January 22-March 12

January 22-March 12 Decatur Visitors Center/Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery 113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, Georgia Reception with the artist Friday, January 22, 5-9 pm Tranquility, the first show from emerging artist Leigh Elliott, presents “a snippet in time when a sense of calm, stillness, and love are captured in a brief moment. Whether it’s in a . . . Read More

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Decatur/MARTA Overpass Mural Project Request for Qualifications

Deadline for applications is February 16. Download the application packet here. The Decatur Arts Alliance is requesting qualifications from artist/artist teams who are interested in creating an outdoor public mural on the MARTA overpass at the intersection of West Trinity Place and Atlanta Avenue in Decatur, GA whose design captures and reflects community engagement input . . . Read More