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Women Create: Art at Trinity

The opening celebration for this exhibition, presented by Trinity Mercantile & Design and the Decatur Art Alliance in recognition of International Women’s Month, will feature refreshments, beverages, and tunes from DJ Brook Spickman, and works by these artists: Liefy Smith – abstract acrylics Marilyn Suriani – photography on metal Holly Jones – photography Meridith Anne . . . Read More

Student Art Exhibit Opening

works by students at the community school Opening Reception: Friday, March 9 • 6-8 pm On View Through April 23 • Tuesdays-Saturdays • 10 am-4 pm Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery • 113 Clairemont Ave. Located in downtown Decatur, The Community School (TCS) is an accredited high school and young adult transition program for individuals on . . . Read More

Supermoon Sunday: artist reception

Sunday, Dec. 3 • 4-6 pm The Dalton Gallery Dana Fine Arts Building Agnes Scott College 141 E. College Ave. Join us for the last supermoon of 2017, and the closing reception of “weatherwise otherwise: artists respond to climate change.” Enjoy snacks and beverages, and listen as artists discuss their works featured in the exhibition. . . . Read More

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