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The opening reception of the Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition.

The Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists working in all media to participate in the Fine Arts Exhibition at the 24th Annual Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition is a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival every year.

Call for Entries to 2012 Fine Arts Exhibition (PDF)

The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur for a celebration of the arts that includes a juried Artists Market, Children’s Festival, New Dance, Literary Arts, Performing Arts Stage, and a Concert on the Square, as well as the Fine Arts Exhibition. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the Fine Arts Exhibition addresses this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread.

Exhibition Location
The exhibition will be in the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030. The Dalton Gallery is in the Dana Fine Arts Building. For directions, visit

The opening reception of the Fine Arts Exhibition is Tuesday, May 22, from 5 until 7 pm, in conjunction with the Decatur Business Association monthly meeting. The exhibition closes with a “Last Call” party on Sunday, June 3, from 4 until 6 pm. We encourage exhibiting artists to attend both of these functions.

Artists are invited to participate in a juried exhibition of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works. Artwork will be chosen from submitted entries by a panel of three jurors on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. The Decatur Arts Alliance and the Dalton Gallery may reserve the right to refuse to hang any work that, upon arrival at the Dalton Gallery, differs markedly from the images submitted or does not, for any other reason, meet the DAA’s standards of excellence.

All works must be original and completed within the last two years. The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility. Works to be hung must be ready for hanging with any necessary hardware in place. Artwork must fit through a standard door.

Entry deadline: applications must be postmarked by Feb. 10, 2012.

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