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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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First off, my grandsons rock!  Who knew being a grandparent would be so rewarding (besides other grandparents)?  My 2 year old grandson and I spent an afternoon out and about in Decatur. 

We visited the newly opened Greene’s Fine Foods   where he tasted his first soft peppermint candy (don’t tell his parents!).  He took a “ride” in the childsize firetruck at Salon Red Kids.  He was mesmerized by Nemo on the small, individual screen and didn’t even squirm while getting his hair cut.  We checked out Hoopla where I had to buy the toy tractor pulling a wagon of animals with the farmer singing an extra short version of Old McDonald Had A Farm…

We finished our day at Little Shop of Stories where we picked up a copy of Pete the Cat and His White Shoes.  I love James Dean (you can find his originals and prints at The Seen Gallery), the artist who did the illustrations. 

On the way home we played the CD that comes with the book featuring Eric Litwin, or Mr. Eric as he is known on the Decatur Kids Sing CD’s.  We sang “I love my white shoes” over and over and over and over and over and over.  I gladly left the CD with my daughter, kissed my grandson good-bye, and took the tractor with me.

As I drove home, I began to plan our next Decatur Day.  If you have any ideas for fun things to do with a 2-year old in Decatur, please let me know – in the meantime, I’m checking out the Decatur Mom blog regularly for special listings for grandparents…

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