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We have BIG plans for 2023!

Help us make them happen by giving today!

We Need Your Support

Public art may seem to appear by magic . . . but it doesn’t.

We’re always brainstorming innovative ways to expand the arts in our community. But it takes a budget to make it happen, so we are turning to the community for some financial support.



The Decatur Artway has 15 outdoor sculptures on rotation (with 6 new installations in 2023!)


The Book As Art exhibition featured 60 unique artist books in this year's 10th annual showcase


The annual Decatur Arts Festival hosts up to 150 artist booths of diverse works and mediums


Bread and Puppet Theater performed to a sold-out audience of 300 Decaturites and visitors


Buskers bring an estimated 800 minutes of music, dance, and entertainment each week


Your support will make 2023 the best year yet for arts accessibility and engagement in Decatur!

DAA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit,
so your gift is tax-deductible.


  • Murals, sculptures, outdoor installations
  • Festivals and community events – including the annual Decatur Arts Festival 
  • Gallery shows and larger exhibitions
  • Collaborations and partnerships
  • ARTISTS – emerging, established, and local – who receive commissions and grants to complete public art projects.
More Art? Yes, Please!


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2022 Highlights

Pedestrian Tunnel Makeover

The tunnel connecting College and Howard Avenues got a full makeover. New lighting by Fishbone Art and a gorgeous mural by one of Atlanta’s best muralists, Decatur’s own Sanithna Phansavanh, improve the form AND function of this space.

Do you love how art and public safety can intersect? Donate today

Electrical Boxes Reboot

This year, a new wave of local artists was commissioned to repaint 20 traffic signal boxes around Decatur. These creative transformations of mundane objects keep our community connected in conversation and alive with unique culture.

Want to give more artists a canvas in Decatur? Donate today

Bread and Puppet Circus

The acclaimed Bread & Puppet Circus returned to Decatur and delivered another larger-than-life performance of short acts powered by a riotous brass band and featuring stilt-dancers, giant puppets, and more. Tickets sold out quickly.

Help us bring more global acts (and laughter) to Decatur. Donate today


"Wheel" by Claudia Jane Klein | Decatur Artway Sculpture Series

Decatur Artway, Phase 7

The next phase of the Decatur Artway, set for 2023, will bring six new sculptures to downtown Decatur and Oakhurst. You can view the latest installation, “Wheel” by Claudia Jane Klein, right now in front of D92 Korean BBQ on East Trinity Place.

Love how public art inspires conversation and contributes to our city’s culture? Donate today

Retail District Sculptures

Three large-scale sculptures will soon be selected for the new retail district at Sam’s Crossing. Almost 200 works were submitted to the call, and DAA is working with Decatur officials to determine the perfect pieces to activate and energize this new development area.

Would you like more art integrated into new development projects?  Donate today

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