September 22, 2023
2024 Decatur Arts Festival "Artists Market" applications are OPEN! Apply on Zapplication.org by January 7, 2024. Festival Dates: Sat. May 4 and Sun. May 5, 2024.
September 18, 2023
Tuesday, Oct. 10th at 5pm | What if you suddenly lost the one precious item you brought with you when you were forced to leave home? The City of Decatur shows Amal how a community can come together to help. "The Walk" is a public art project that features a 12-foot, 10 year old Syrian refugee child. Since July 2021, Amal has travelled over 6,000 miles to nearly 100 cities in 15 countries. Her urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us." Be a part of her incredible journey.
August 25, 2023
Placita Latina returns to the Decatur Arts Alliance gallery in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Seven artists from different countries exhibit 14 original works in the "Rooted in Our Latinx Heritage" exhibition, on view daily from 10am-4pm from September 15 until October 13, 2023. Join in celebrating the month-long exhibition's close with music, food, and a Latinx market on Friday, Oct. 13 from 6:30-9:30pm.
May 12, 2023
Artists are invited to submit their interpretation of the "book" as an art form in this year's The Book as Art, V. 11: Myth & Magic exhibition. Artists are challenged to look inward and outward, to interpret classical myths and tales, to explore and expose modern myths and myth-making, and to create new, magical tales. Works must be submitted through callforentry.org by June 11th, 2023. The exhibition runs Sept. 7 - Oct. 30, 2023 on the 4th floor gallery of the Decatur Library.
April 24, 2023
The Fine Arts Exhibition is back with a few “small changes”. This year all artwork on display is no larger than 24 inches in any direction. And we have a new space! Head to the newly renovated 4th floor gallery of the Decatur Library to view the exhibit. Exhibit opens May 4.
March 14, 2023
Local galleries, retailers, and restaurants have the opportunity to kick-off the Decatur Arts Festival weekend on May 5 with ArtWalk, single-night, city-wide art experience that is free and open to the public. Decatur businesses, sign up as an artspot and spotlight your business while supporting the arts. It's a win-win.
February 13, 2023
We're excited to announce the return of the Fine Arts Exhibition — with a few "Small Changes." A change of location, a shift in the time of year, and artwork that's no larger than 24 inches! All artists are invited to participate in the 34th Annual Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition, a juried multimedia presentation in conjunction with the Decatur Arts Festival, by submitting an entry by March 24.