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May 2-Sept. 30 • DeKalb History Center • Old Courthouse on the Square
101 East Court Square

The Decatur Arts Alliance marks the milestone 25th annivery of the Decatur Arts Festival with Artrospective, an exhibit at the DeKalb History Center. The exhibit opens this evening in conjunction with the DBA meeting. Artrospective will highlight the history of the event growth from humble local beginnings to wildly popular regional blockbuster success. The collection includes festival posters and logos, T-shirts, press clippings, and loads of festival memorabilia. A collection of photos taken on the square in the early 1990s will provide newcomers and visitors a unique perspective on the evolution of the city.
Above: The Decatur Arts Festival, circa 1991

The exhibit is curated by Decatur Active Living Assistant Director Cheryl Burnette, who served as the executive director of the Arts Alliance and managed the Arts Festival from 1999 to 2008.

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