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arts year round

2016

in review

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arts year round

2016

in review

all year long

1 storefront gallery

7 exhibits

105+ pieces of art

The Decatur Arts Alliance storefront gallery brings art lovers to downtown Decatur with exhibits and events throughout the year. Look for works featuring a full spectrum of media and subject matter on view at 113 Clairemont Ave.

april

6 stand up comedians • 2 shows

Folks sampled the latest batch of laughs and locally crafted beers! A night full of stand-up entertainment, brewery tour, Three Taverns tastings, and a tasting glass to take home.

View more at aprilfoolscomedynight.com.

may

ARTS MONTH IN DECATUR

may

ARTS MONTH IN DECATUR

The Decatur Arts Festival comes alive every Memorial Day weekend, but the whole month bursts with artful opportunities: poster unveiling, lantern parade, ArtWalk, artists market, kids festival, live music, performances, silent auction, and more.
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Artist Market booths on Ponce de Leon Ave.

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The Community Lantern Parade continues to grow and light up the night!

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Musicians perform live at the community bandstand.

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*festive cake included

june

fine arts exhibition

The juried multi-media Fine Arts Exhibition at Agnes Scott’s Dalton Gallery featured works from regional and national artists. The show opened in advance of the Decatur Arts Festival and closed with the popular “Last Call” reception.

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june

fine arts exhibition

The juried multi-media Fine Arts Exhibition at Agnes Scott’s Dalton Gallery featured works from regional and national artists. The show opened in advance of the Decatur Arts Festival and closed with the popular “Last Call” reception.

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august

the book as art

We took a break from digital and went analog with this wildly varied and inventive collection. The artist books displayed took many forms – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental.

Art lovers got an opportunity to get hands-on during white glove nights.

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august

the book
as art

We took a break from digital and went analog with this wildly varied and inventive collection. The artist books displayed took many forms – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental.

Art lovers got an opportunity to get hands-on during white glove nights.

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september

yea!

Student art rocks and so does young entrepreneurship. More than 100 students set up their booths at the YEA! event for young emerging artists in Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village to sell original works of art, and eight musical acts performed live.

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september

yea!

Student art rocks and so does young entrepreneurship. More than 100 students set up their booths at the YEA! event for young emerging artists in Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village to sell original works of art, and eight musical acts performed live.

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PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS

decatur box project

26 Painted Electrical Boxes

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS

decatur box project

26 Painted Electrical Boxes

five new sculptures

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We added five more sculptures to Decatur Artway, our rotating outdoor sculpture gallery for a total of 10 pieces. Each set of sculptures is on loan for two years, creating a dynamic collection of public art.

See Them All

five new sculptures

decatur artway

We added five more sculptures to Decatur Artway, our rotating outdoor sculpture gallery for a total of 10 pieces. Each set of sculptures is on loan for two years, creating a dynamic collection of public art.

See Them All

october

porchfest

“the largest organic, free-range, crowd-sourced music festival in the state of Georgia”

Winner of Best of Atlanta Neighborhood Festival, Porchfest boasted 445 performers on 185 porches.

october

porchfest

“the largest organic, free-range, crowd-sourced music festival in the state of Georgia”

Winner of Best of Atlanta Neighborhood Festival, Porchfest boasted 445 performers on 185 porches.

december

marta mural

The Milagros Collective—Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre—began painting the MARTA Overpass Mural over W. Trinity Place. The painters met with interested parties in the spring and summer to learn about the community and its expectations, and revealed the initial design in the summer. Side one is finished and they’ll be back in April for side two!

december

marta mural

The Milagros Collective—Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre—began painting the MARTA Overpass Mural over W. Trinity Place. The painters met with interested parties in the spring and summer to learn about the community and its expectations, and revealed the initial design in the summer. Side one is finished and they’ll be back in April for side two!

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The Decatur Arts Alliance strives to deliver a fresh full-spectrum arts experience throughout the year and provide a collaborative environment where artists thrive.

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