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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

Expanding Roots Exhibition

In this body of oil paintings, artist Shannon Willow created “Talking Trees” to remind viewers to stand rooted in the practice of self-care and authenticity. These works offer positive energy, words of strength, and encouragement to love and care for oneself first, so that one may love others more deeply. “Talking Trees” gives tongue to . . . Read More

Artist Applications for YEA! 2017

Sunday Oct. 1 • 2-6 pm Arts event in the newly redesigned Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village. Artist application (PDF) Band application (PDF) Entry deadline is September 1. Pay for booth fees online here. This wildly popular one-day arts event has been embraced by local students grades K-12 as a way to showcase their creativity . . . Read More

Reclaimed by Nature: the Quarries of Arabia Mountain

This photography exhibit, by Virginie Drujon-Kippelen, features historic and contemporary photos of a former granite quarry at what is now the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. These quarries were historically an important part of DeKalb County’s economy. Lithonia granite was used in paving and construction projects, including the Historic DeKalb Courthouse. In the 1970s the Davidson . . . Read More

The Book as Art – Call for Artists

Artists who observe and interpret the idea of the book are invited to submit entries to the Decatur Arts Alliance’s juried exhibition visually celebrating the book form. Apply to the call for artists here. The Book as Art: Illuminated will emphasize the book as an art form that can be a delight to the eye, a . . . Read More

Fine Arts Exhibition

May 23-June 11 | Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Building, 141 E. College Ave. The Fine Arts Exhibition is a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition attracts submissions from regional and national artists and is reviewed by respected members of . . . Read More

Our 2016 Year in Review

Take a look at all the art in our 2016 year in review. Decatur Arts Alliance strives to deliver a full-spectrum, year-round arts experience. From comedians and young entrepreneurs to national artists and bottles of wine, we posted some great numbers last year. View the 2016 Year in Review We’re proud of our growing annual events, . . . 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