Posts Tagged ‘Decatur Arts Alliance’

Be sure to stop by the “Last Call” for the Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition on Sunday, June 6  from 4 until 6 pm. The “Last Call” is your last chance to view this great exhibit as well as hear from some of the artists that created the works. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced and you will have the opportunity to share some refreshments as well as enjoy some music. The event is free, and parking is available in the Agnes Scott parking deck on S. McDonough. For more information on the Decatur Arts Alliance click here.

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The 22nd Annual Decatur Arts Festival unveiled this year’s festival poster at a wonderful and fun Poster Unveiling last Thursday at the Old Courthouse on the Square. The poster was designed by James Dean and features the ubiquitous Pete the Cat. Many “oooohs” and “aaahs” were heard as the drape was lifted. Posters and t-shirts featuring the design will be available at the Information Tents at the festival.

The Decatur Arts Festival will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 29 and 30, on the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Decatur. The festival will kick off with the ArtWalk on Friday, May 28th at dozens of businesses in Decatur. Events will also be held throughout the month including  the Fine Arts Exhibition Opening Reception on May25th at Agnes Scott College, a performance by the Decatur Civic Chorus on May 16 and Literary Arts events throughout the week of May 25th.

For more information and a schedule of events, click here.

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We can’t wait to see the new 2010 Decatur Arts Festival poster designed by James Dean and featuring Pete the Cat!  Unfortunately, James had a last minute family emergency and won’t be able to be there. We will have a big card for you to sign so we can send him our love and support.

Join us and be the first to see the poster and also pick up one for free!!

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The Decatur Arts Alliance has a great Fine Arts Exhibition that is part of the annual Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition is held at the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College and has a well attended Opening Reception in conjunction with the May meeting of the Decatur Business Association. They offer cash prizes to the winning artists as well as provide an opportunity for artists’ work to be seen by the community. The exhibit ends with a “Last Call!” closing reception which includes insights into the art by some of the artists.

For more information visit the Decatur Arts Alliance website.

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Maurice Cook paints at the 2009 Decatur Arts Festival

Attention all artists! The deadline for applying to the 2010 Decatur Arts Festival Artists’ Market is Friday, January 15th. Applications are accepted online only at www.zapplication.org. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this great arts festival. For more information about the Decatur Arts Festival click here.

Not an artist, but want to participate? Join the fun group of people on the festival planning committee. Give Angie or Elizabeth a call at 404-371-9583 and let them know you want to “be a part of it”!

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The Decatur Arts Alliance is making great use of the window space left behind when By Hand South owner Brenda Leder retired. The window has become “Decatur Street Gallery” showcasing the work of local artist Gail Vogels. Glad to see that this wonderful window has become part of the street scene on Ponce.

Artists interested in an opportunity to have their work displayed should contact Executive Director Angie Macon at 404-371-9583.  Kudos to the Arts Alliance for their efforts to support local artists! Consider joining the organization and getting involved.

Decatur Street Gallery

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Okay, so I “borrowed” the title from a DM Blog comment, but I thought it was appropriate! Last month the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival brought over 4000 people to the Decatur Square to taste over 4oo different beers. So, to be fair to the wine drinkers in the area, the Decatur Arts Alliance is presenting the 8th annual Decatur Wine Festival this coming Saturday. There will be over 350 different wines for your tasting pleasure, plus 14 restaurants offering samples of their foods and music all afternoon. And all of this plus a commemorative wine tasting glass for only $30! Interested?  Get your tickets here!

woman with brochure

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The Decatur Wine Festival is fast approaching and tickets are selling fast! You may want to get yours now.

 Thanks to the hard work of Herb Chereck at Decatur Package Store, there will be over 350 wines available for tasting.  Price of admission includes a commemorative wine glass, food sampling from local restaurants and great musical entertainment. Ernie Quarles and Shaun Anderson kick off the day with some great soul and R&B, followed by the Heaven Davis Band.

The Wine Festival is a fund raiser for the Decatur Arts Alliance, which offers the Decatur Arts Festival free to the community every Memorial Day weekend.

Hope to see you at the festival. This is one of my favorites!

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It is going to be an “artful” weekend in Decatur!

PrintOn Saturday, October 10, join the community for the 12th annual Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival. Over 50 artists, music all afternoon ending with the wonderful (and one of my favorites) Heaven Davis Band from 5 – 7 pm, a Community Pavilion featuring City of Decatur non-profit groups and a great Children’s Area. The festival hours are 10 am until 7 pm, and preceeded by the annual Arts Run beginning at 8 am.

Carnival by Vicki Ragan

Carnival by Vicki Ragan

After the festival, head over to Church Street in downtown Decatur for three photography exhibits. In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, there will be an opening reception for “Ninos” by Vicki Regan at Mingei from 7 until 10 pm. The Seen Gallery, Taste  and Java Monkey will also join in the spirit with concurrent exhibits. The Seen Gallery will feature photographer Jamie Squire,  a Kansas City-based editorial and commercial photographer specializing in sports. 

Photograph by Jamie Squire

Photograph by Jamie Squire

On Sunday, October 11th, the First Baptist Church of Decatur invites the community to “Postcards from Paris”, a musical performance by the Atlanta Symphony Communty Orchestra. The concert begins at 3:30 pm and is free to the community. The First Baptist Church is located at 308 Clairemont Avenue in Decatur.

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dgt_logo09_smThe Decatur Garden Tour will be held this weekend. View an eclectic mix of Gardens as well as a special evening Tour on Saturday night. Tickets are still available. Click here for more details, a list of the Gardens, and times.



Beacon Hill Studios is having an Open House and a fundraiser for the Decatur High School Cultural Arts Program on Friday and Saturday. $5 donation suggested. Click here for times and more information.

The City of Decatur celebrates the 2nd Annual Family Health and Fitmess Day on Saturday, September 26 from noon until 4 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center. Visit the Expo and learn about the importance of fitness and exercise in your life. Free.


GeoffAchison_smallSaturday’s Concert on the Square features Australian Based singer Geoff Achison. The Concert runs from 7 until 9:30 pm. Stop by one of our many restaurants before the Concert or order your meal to go to enjoy on the lawn of the Old Courthouse Square. Free.



garden of eatinThe Decatur Cooperative Ministry presents the 14th Annual Garden of Eatin’ on Saturday from 4 until 7 pm at the Holiday Inn Conference Center.  Taste food from over 20 local reataurants. Tickets are $20 per person and proceeds from the event benefit the DCM. For information click here.



Have a GREAT weekend in Decatur!

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