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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

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

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

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

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

Join us for an Artsy Evening Friday, Nov. 20

At Decatur Fine Art • A Gallery of Local Artists FRIDAY, NOV. 20 • 6-9 PM 627-E EAST COLLEGE AVE., DECATUR 30030 Need a fresh infusion of art? We invite Decatur Arts Alliance members, friends and supporters to join us for an evening of art, beverages and refreshments. At this event you’ll hear about the . . . Read More

Buy Your Wine Festival Tickets Online Now!

Nov. 7 • 12:30-4:30 p.m. On the square in Downtown Decatur • Rain or Shine Taste wines from around the globe, sample delicious food from Decatur-area restaurants, and enjoy tunes at metro Atlanta’s largest outdoor wine festival. Proceeds benefit the Decatur Arts Alliance, which produces the Decatur Arts Festival and many other arts events, free . . . Read More

Porchfest

Sunday, October 18 • 2-6 pm • Oakhurst Neighborhood The Decatur Arts Alliance is proud to be a part of the city’s first, fully crowdsourced festival. At Porchfest front porches become stages, yards become venues, and everyone’s reminded how much fun can be had in the neighborhood. Musicians of all kinds will perform on porches . . . Read More