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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

Decatur Arts Festival 2017

Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 and 28  |  decaturartsfestival.com Downtown Decatur comes alive on Memorial Day weekend for the annual Decatur Arts Festival. The festival takes over downtown, extending from the Decatur Recreation Center to the downtown square, including East and West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clairemont Avenue and the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott . . . Read More

ArtWalk | Arts Festival 2017

Friday, May 26  |  decaturartsfestival.com Decatur’s largest one-night art experience returns! Stroll around town to see exhibits at various shops and galleries and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Beer will be on sale at East Court Square. Visit the Decatur Arts Festival website for more information.

Decatur Lantern Parade

May 12 — it’s a date to stay up late! Decatur celebrates the start of summer with its annual Community Lantern Parade. Kids of all ages gather at the starting point, Color Wheel art studio, with their creative paper lanterns in every conceivable shape, size and configuration. The Black Sheep Ensemble, a local street band, . . . Read More

Arts Festival Poster Unveiling

Join us for the unveiling of the 2017 Decatur Arts Festival Poster! Be among the first to see this year’s Arts Festival poster, featuring a painting by MILAGROS — mural and installation artists Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre. Take home a copy of the festival poster, and enjoy an artsy springtime party in Oakhurst with drinks . . . Read More

The Under the Bridge Art Party

Come celebrate at the Under the Bridge Art Party at The Marta Bridge Mural. Enjoy art activities, ice cream cookies, lemonade, a bounce house and a DJ spinning great music. Sunday, April 23 – 4-6 pm The Marta Bridge Mural West Trinity Place at Atlanta Avenue

April Fools Comedy Night

“three taverns walk into a bar…” april fools comedy night at three taverns Saturday, April 1 | 7 + 9 pm | Three Taverns Brewery, 121 New St. | $25 TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT FOR BOTH SHOWS. Sample the latest batch of laughs and hand-crafted beers. The Decatur Arts Alliance and Three Taverns Brewery host . . . Read More

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