Posts Tagged ‘Decatur Arts Festival’

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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Linda Manners, DAA Director Angie Macon and Felix Berroa

You may have seen the Fox 5 News van on Church Street this morning outside of the Yogurt Tap. Blaze Meyer and Cheryl White were in town to interview Decatur Arts Festival artists and the owners of the Yogurt Tap for Good Morning Atlanta.

Glass artist Linda Manners of the Atlanta Glass Art Guild and painter Felix Berroa were on hand to tell a bit about their art and the festival. As you may know, the Arts Festival kicks off on Friday night with the ArtWalk and then continues Saturday & Sunday will a full slate of events. A full schedule of events is available here.

Then Cheryl White  enjoyed creating a unique combination of yogurts and interviewed the owners of the Yogurt Tap. You can view both clips by clicking 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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People's Choice Award Winner

People's Choice Award Winner


The Decatur Arts Festival closed the Fine Arts Exhibition on Sunday with the “Last Call” event. Artists from the show were present to talk about their work and a variety of community members attended. Each year, a People’s Choice Award is given to a piece of art that is voted on by visitors throughout the run of the show. This year the award was given to Michael Klapthor for his sculpture “A Beast Submits”. If you missed the show, you are in luck as the piece will be on display at By Hand South for the month of June.

If you have never been to By Hand South on Ponce, you are in for a treat. They have a great selection of hand made art in a wide variety of media. I especially love the unique jewelry pieces. You may want to pick up a Father’s Day gift while you are there.

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The festivities for the 21st annual Decatur Arts Festival begin on Friday night, May 22 from 5 until 10 pm with the ArtWalk. The ArtWalk sets the scene for the art filled and fun filled weekend. Be sure to stop by the Old Courthouse on the Square during ArtWalk to check out the Speak…Easy! from 7 until 9 pm. There will be authors, musicians,  Open Mic opportunities and refreshments. A perfect way to start your weekend in Decatur.

See you on the Square!

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The Decatur Arts Alliance invites the community to the annual Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition Opening Reception. The reception, at Agnes Scott Dalton Galleries, will be held on Tuesday, May 19 from 5 until 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Decatur Business Association monthly meeting.

The Fine Arts Exhibition attracts submissions from the best regional and national artists and is reviewed by respected members of the Atlanta Arts community. Thanks to Co-chair Lauren Lee and the rest of the volunteer committee, Lockey McDonald, Dorothy Moye, Lisa Alembik and Olivia White, for another great exhibit.

I hope to see everyone there.

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The Decatur Arts Festival is holding the first ever poster competition for the Children’s Arts Festival. The winning entrant will have their art reproduced for the Children’s Arts Festival poster. Entries will be accepted through March 7 from City of Decatur residents at Hoopla on Church Street. Get out those art supplies and start your design!

For more information, please visit www.decaturartsfestival.com or call the Arts Alliance office at 404-371-9583.

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