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INSIDE About the Poster 4 ArtWalk 6 New Dance 12 Theater & Literary Arts 14 History Center Exhibits 19 Artists Market 20 Kids Arts Festival 26 Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibition 28 Silent Auction 30 Fine Arts Exhibition 33 Performing Arts Stage 36 Bike Valet 40 Sidewalk Saturdays 41 we art decatur


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Decatur Arts Alliance Founded in 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government, dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The DAA sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival as well as other free art events in Decatur throughout the year. The Decatur Arts Alliance provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur, and helps the city build a strong arts community. The DAA Creative Registry connects you to artists, artist spaces and more. For details, visit www.decaturartsalliance.org.

Decatur Arts Alliance P.O. Box 401, Decatur, GA 30031 404-371-9583 info@decaturartsalliace.org www.decaturartsalliance.org

Board of Directors Doug Aholt, chair Alan Dishman, treasurer Bobbie Elzey, secretary Heather Gibbons Linda Harris Lockey McDonald Mike Molina Nell Ruby Ann VanSlyke Shawn Vinson Pat Walsh Daren Wang Jerry G. White

Advisory Board Robert and Jean Brown Jerry and Jean Eickhoff Sheila Hunt Terry McGehee Chester Old Jim and Donna Philips Roger and Joanna Quillen Bo and Melissa Spalding Judy Turner

Angie Macon, executive director Betsy Apple - Festival Intern Aine Sherry - Festival Intern Julia Snell - Festival Consultant Mary Flad - Festival Consultant Arts Festival program design by Lampe • Farley Communications www.lampe-farley.com

what’s inside About the Poster...........................................................................................4 ArtWalk ........................................................................................................6 Decatur Civic Chorus................................................................................ 11 New Dance................................................................................................. 12 Theater & Literary Arts............................................................................ 14 DeKalb History Center Exhibits.............................................................. 19 Artists Market........................................................................................... 20 Artists Market/Festival map.................................................................... 25 Kids Arts Festival...................................................................................... 26 Children’s Book Illustrator Gallery Show............................................... 28 Silent Auction............................................................................................ 30 Fine Arts Exhibition.................................................................................. 33 Performing Arts Stage.............................................................................. 36 Bike Valet................................................................................................... 40 Sidewalk Saturdays.................................................................................. 41 Join Decatur Arts Alliance....................................................................... 43 Decatur Map/Parking................................................................................ 45 Arts Festival Sponsors.............................................................................. 47

events at a glance Poster Unveiling Sidewalk Saturdays Community Lantern Parade Fine Arts Exhibition Speak…Easy! ArtWalk Kids Arts Festival Theater & Literary Arts New Dance Performing Arts Artists Market Decatur Civic Chorus

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Old Courthouse All around Downtown Downtown Agnes Scott College Old Courthouse All Around Decatur Decatur Recreation Center Various locations Decatur Recreation Center Community Bandstand Downtown Decatur First Baptist Church

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the poster his year’s Arts Festival poster artwork was created by Lulu Kaufman of Cuthbert, Georgia. Her work, she says, celebrates laughter, love, nature, and life, and embraces the spirit of “girl power.” After traveling and living all around the globe, Lulu has settled in southwest Georgia. She works in her studio on an antebellum horse farm, painting on recycled roof tin, reclaimed barn wood and old windows. Lulu travels to art shows, galleries and shops across the southeast, she says, “spreading love and sunshine.” She’s also the designer for official Jimmy Buffet tour T-shirts.

Poster Unveiling The poster unveiling took place May 1 at the old courthouse on the square. Thanks to these benefactors for donating goods and services for the unveiling event: • DeKalb History Center • General Wholesale Beverage • Jimmy Galloway, music Poster Unveiling Committee: Faye Sykes, Mitzi Hill, Mari Atwell, Tonya Burkett

Take the Poster Home with You! Visit the Information Tent on the MARTA plaza during the Artists Market and check out the T-shirt selection and poster with this year’s artwork. See the map on pages 24-25 for the Information Tent location.

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Friday, May 23 • 5-10 pm • All around Decatur • Free and open to the public Shops and restaurants host Decatur’s largest single-night art experience 1. Agnes Scott College

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Fine Arts Exhibition Dalton Gallery, Dana Fine Arts Building 141 E. College Ave.

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Juried multimedia exhibition features a diversity of artistic viewpoints. The exhibition runs May 20-June 8.

2. Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur One W. Court Square 404-942-1800

Featuring works by the faculty of the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur. A variety of mediums will be on display. AIA-Decatur is the sponsor of this year’s ArtWalk. Give them a big “Thank You!”

3. Aimée Jewelry Boutique and Gallery 335 W. Ponce De Leon Ave. 404-371-0099

The gallery presents artists in fine arts, from the realistic to the abstract, and jewelry making and design, from sterling silver handmade jewelry with semi-precious and precious stones to fashion jewelry of all kinds.

4. Boogaloos Boutique 246 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-373-3237

Local jewelry designer Olivia Rae features her spring and summer collection. Working with semi-precious stones and a variety of metals, she creates unique, colorful designs with a vintage and feminine flair. Boogaloos is a women’s boutique with a fun-and-friendly atmosphere, offering must-haves in clothing and accessories, including locally designed jewelry. 6 • Decatur Arts Alliance • www.decaturartsalliance.org

Color Wheel Studio’s new second location is open for the ArtWalk. An exhibition of student work from the studio’s after-school program is on display in the gallery and the working studios are open for tours. Color Wheel is a community art studio offering preschool, after-school, and school break programs as well as art classes for students 8-18 years old.

6. Cook’s Warehouse and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-377-4005

The Cook’s Warehouse offers the best in culinary tools, gadgets, appliances, and wine and cooking education. Sherlock’s Wine Merchant specializes in artisan, handmade wines from the world’s top producers.

7. CORE Dance Studios 139 Sycamore St. 404-373-4154

A Special edition of ENCORE Open Floor showcases the talents of local Alternate Roots artists – performance and visual. An open mic forum allows the audience to interact with the artists.

8. Decatur Bikes 252 W. Ponce De Leon Ave. 404-941-8717

The full-service bicycle shop specializes in bikes that are fun to ride. Decatur Bikes carries Jamis, KHS, Surly,

Civia as well as used bikes. If you are looking for a one-stop shop for everything from racks and bags to aero bars and nutrition, this is the place.

9. Decatur Public Library 215 Sycamore St. 404-370-8450

In this Children’s Book Illustrators’ Gallery Show, traditionally published illustrators present artwork accompanied by their corresponding book titles so that viewers can make the connection that their favorite books are indeed works of art! The show opens at 7 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception.

10. Farm Burger 4106 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-378-5077

Artist Stacey Brown creates powerful contemporary art, incorporating colors that correspond with contemporary trends while remaining in tune with his roots with traditional landscapes and urban neighborhood scenes. Farm Burger is a sustainable, local, grass-fed burger joint that sources from local farms.

11. HomeGrown 412 Church St. 404-373-1147

Share the vision of HomeGrown’s local and emerging artists as they present a multi-media celebration of Georgia through iconic photography, paintings, sculpture, wood, glass and textiles. A special section features the work of 10 Decatur student artists, ages 6-18.


HomeGrown Decatur is a retail artist cooperative featuring the work of 100plus local artists and craftspeople in a variety of media.

16. Rose Squared Gallery and Framing

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Three-dimensional works, paintings, drawings, photography, and etchings are displayed from artists Carolyn Meltzer, Rick Bulman, JD Isaacs, Frances St. Claire Miller, and Stephanie Scott. On the Saturday of the festival, a special showing of Elizabeth Vitale’s puppet artistry will be featured as well as performances by the

707-E East Lake Dr. 404-371-1113

Paintings by local artist Katharina Meredith are abstract and full of color, like sunlight channeled onto canvas and deep blue oceans of the Caribbean. Her works are designed to lift the spirits. She lives in Oakhurst but grew up in Germany and Belize. Located in the heart of Oakhurst, Kavarna is a coffee shop, tavern and music-and-art space serving delicious food, beer, wine, and coffee roasted locally by Batdorf & Bronson.

13. Little Shop of Stories 133A East Court Square 404-373-6300

Little Shop’s second annual Art Auction features original work by beloved children’s book illustrators. Stop by for wine, beer, and a chance to take home a beautiful piece of art. Proceeds benefit On The Same Page, a community-wide reading initiative. Little Shop offers books and more for kids and the grownups they become.

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artist herself throughout the day. Rose Squared is a gallery and custom framing shop.

17. Sawicki’s Meat, Seafood and More 250 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-377-0992

A specialty food store selling local, artisanal, and chemical-free products.

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14. Mojo Pizza N’ Pub 657 East Lake Dr. 404-373-1999

Oakhurst’s neighborhood pizza joint since 1998, Mojo offers dine in, carry out, and delivery. Come and enjoy the beautiful patio, Trivia Wednesdays, and a full bar.

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15. Parker’s on Ponce 116 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-924-2230

Artist Freddie Styles creates acrylicbased abstracts on paper and canvas. Parker’s on Ponce is an independently owned restaurant featuring steak, seafood and spirits.

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18. Speak…Easy! Literary Arts Festival Old Courthouse on the Square

When you look at visual art, words should come to mind. So take a walk to the history center (Old Decatur Courthouse), second floor, 7-9 p.m., and enjoy the Speak…Easy.

19. Steinbeck’s Ale House 659 East Lake Dr., Suite B 404-373-1116

Sirkka Hougard creates arresting, primal paintings. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has called Sirkka’s work

“downright delicious,” adding that the “symbol-filled paintings of heaven and hell and angels and demons should please lovers of archetypal psychology.” Steinbeck’s is an intimate neighborhood pub that specializes in craft beer, chefdriven foods, and lots of personality.

20. Sycamore Gallery 120 Sycamore Place 404-352-5938

Working artists’ studios, gallery space, a courtyard, children’s work, and a kiln. Sycamore Gallery offers art classes for children and adults year round and hosts local, national, and international shows.

21. Trinity Mercantile and Design 131 E. Trinity Place 404-378-0197

Local artists Shelley Rogers, Jeff Henry, and Cynthia Perryman are featured. Shelley’s antique finds combined with beautiful beads and carved pieces are truly wearable pieces of art. Jeff’s subject matter ranges from Georgian scenes to his travels abroad. The geometry of architecture and organic landscape forms are among his favorite expressions. Cynthia’s work ranges from pastoral landscapes to the most exuberant of florals. Trinity Mercantile and Design ofcontinued on page 10

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fers upholstery, home furnishings, lighting, custom window treatments, one-of-a-kind accessories from local artists, and design services. Parking is available in back.

22. Vivid Boutique 133 East Court Square, Suite B 404-371-5181

Dale Dixon creates jewelry in copper, brass, and silver, sometimes incorporating gemstones and art glass beads. He specializes in handmade chain and wire-wrapped bracelets in a style often referred to as tribal, ancient or steam punk. Bracelets are woven and wrapped using semiprecious stones. Vivid Boutique offers home décor items, ladies’ accessories, kitchen and

bath items, stationery, and baby and jewelry gift items.

23. Wild Oats and Billy Goats 112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-373-4088

The gallery celebrates its four-year anniversary by hosting four of the original artists who helped launch it. Folk artists Sandy Erickson-Wright, Jennifer Friedman, Bailey Jack, and Kathleen Taylor will demonstrate and discuss their work. Come and enjoy live music, beverages, and snacks as well as the art. Wild Oats and Billy Goats is a handcrafted folk art and gift gallery featuring art, locally handcrafted gifts, jewelry, accessories, pottery, artisan body products, and home décor.

© Hallie Edwards, Big Gully Folk Art

24. Worthmore Jewelers 117 East Court Square 404-370-3979 

Help Worthmore celebrate its 6th anniversary in Decatur and enjoy live music from the Jabari Grover Trio, great food and cold drinks. Featured folk artist Hallie Edwards, aka Big Gully, and master glass blower Sy Dowling will show their latest works.  Worthmore offers jewelry, watches, art, and more. The shop has been voted one of the Top Three Design stores in the United States, and has won Best of Atlanta and Best to Do Business With awards.

Collect Beautiful Art and Jewelry for Not a Lot of Monet Visit us during the Decatur Art Festival and choose one-of-a-kind art from our Worthmore galleries featuring the best in local talent, like folk artist Hallie Edwards (a.k.a. Big Gully) and glassblower Sy Dowling. Or, for the ultimate in luxurious decoration, pick your favorite piece (or pieces!) from our many unique jewelry collections.

Fine jewelry, watches and art... © Sy Dowling

Decatur Square /117 East Court Square/Decatur/404-370-3979 Amsterdam Walk/500-L3 Amsterdam Ave/Atlanta/404-892-8294 www.worthmorejewelers.com

(Ask us about trading in your old gold jewelry. It's a great way to buy a great gift, update your jewelry collection–or just increase the contents of your wallet!)

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decatur civic chorus

Sunday, May 25, 3 pm • First Baptist Church of Decatur • 308 Clairemont Ave. The Decatur Civic Chorus will honor all men and women who have served in the United States military beginning with the Revolutionary War and ending with the wars in the Middle East. The music performed will span more than 200 years and culminate with a salute to our country and to the brave men and women who protect it. Free and open to the community. Visit www.decaturcivicchorus.org or call 770-388-9536 for more information. PBD.Ad.DecaturArtsFestival_2013_Layout 1 3/11/13 9:34 AM Page 1

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Saturday, May 24, 10 am-6 pm • Sunday, May 25, 1-5 pm Decatur Recreation Centeer, 231 Sycamore St. Presented by Beacon Dance and the Decatur Recreation Center Dance Studio Breaking New Ground Learning opportunities and entertaining, thought-provoking performances.

Schedule Saturday 10-11 am................................................ Class 1 11:30 am-12:30 pm............................... Class 2 1-2 pm.................................................... Class 3 3-4 pm.........................................Performance* 5-6 pm.........................................Performance*

Sunday 1-2 pm.................................................... Class 4 2:30-3:30 pm...............................Performance* 4-5 pm.........................................Performance* *Both performances feature the same program)

Performances All performances feature the same program, which includes theseworks: The Way, by Alex Spitzer (6 minutes) Me and We, by Marjorie Pomper (5 minutes) Love Unspoken, by Aviva and Scott Houston (7 minutes) The Zulu Dance, by Isaac Xulu (5 minutes) Restorative Justice: an opus for two in D minor, by Wayne Smith and jhon r. stronks (10 minutes) Glimpse, by Caitlin McCormack A Life Well Seasoned, by D. Patton White (10 minutes) This is Love, by Lynn Hesse and Ella Johannaber (10 minutes)

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Classes Class 1 • Awareness through Movement Saturday, 10-11 am A one-hour class in the Feldenkrais Method, with Louise Runyon. Ingenious, gentle movement sequences designed to bring mobility, ease and efficiency to all forms of physical activity through heightened awareness of how the body and mind can function together as an integrated whole. Participants will need mats.

Class 2 • Moving in Mutuality Saturday, 11:30 am-12:30 pm With Marjorie Pomper. Connect with others and learn to move together while finding and sharing your unique movement wisdom. The class is made up of a series of movements that involve moving together and responding to each other. These explorations are simple and can be fulfilling for participants at many different skill levels. They do not require dance experience.

Class 3 • Dueting Saturday, 1-2 pm With Wayne Smith and jhon r. stronks. A workshop class about dancing and moving as two, as a duet. This will be a team effort with a focus on participants exploring and improvising in diverse ways. The class can work for all dance skill levels and participants do not have to provide a partner.

Class 4 • Ballroom/Social Dance Sunday, 1-2 pm East Coast Swing and the Salsa, with D. Patton White. Beacon Dance Artistic Director D. Patton White will lead participants in the basic steps of these dances. No partner is necessary, just come and have fun! Participants will learn a few basic variations on each dance.


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theater & literary arts Book signings, comedic and musical performances, and storytelling

pre-festival events Author Readings and Book Signings

rary Fiction by Alabama Women, Stories From Where We Live, and Stories From The Blue Moon Café.

Decatur Library Auditorium 215 Sycamore St. Presented by the Georgia Center for the Book

Tuesday, May 20 • 7:15 pm

For more information about these events, visit georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Monday, May 19 •7:15 pm Cassandra King, The Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life Cassandra King offers inspiration and advice to new graduates that can sustain them through life’s inevitable ups and downs. Delivered to a graduating class at her alma mater, Montevallo College, The Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life offers advice with a blend of humor and practical wisdom. It can – and should – be read again and again by thoughtful people of all ages. King is the author of five novels, including Queen of Broken Hearts, The Same Sweet Girls, and most recently the critically acclaimed Moonrise, her literary homage to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. King’s short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Callaloo, Alabama Bound: The Stories of a State, Belles’ Letters: Contempo14 • Decatur Arts Alliance • www.decaturartsalliance.org

Andrea di Robilant, Chasing the Rose: An Adventure In the Venetian Countryside From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair, comes the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant’s tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy today, brought to colorful life in the watercolors of artist Nina Fuga. In his biography of his great-greatgreat-great-grandmother, Venetian lady Lucia Mocenigo, di Robilant describes a pink rose that grows wild on the family’s former country estate, mentioning its light peach-andraspberry scent. This passing detail led to an invitation for an audience with a local rose doyenne, who wondered if di Robilant’s unnamed rose could possibly be one of the longlost China varieties that 19th century European growers had cultivated but which have since disappeared. What starts out as a lighthearted quest

becomes a meaningful journey as di Robilant contemplates the enduring beauty and symbolism of this mysterious flower.

Wednesday, May 21 • 7:15 pm Jeff Guinn, Glorious: A Novel Of The American West The New York Timesbestselling author of The Last Gunfight, Jeff Guinn turns his eye for evocative detail and history to a sweeping novel of the Old West, weaving a compelling tale of life in the Arizona Territory in 1872. In his quest to win back the woman he loves, Cash McLendon travels to a speck-on-the-map mining town named Glorious in the Arizona Territory, discovering a new way of life at the edge of the final American frontier. Although McLendon has done his best to escape his hard-scrabble, upbringing in St. Louis, he can’t outrun his past forever. Guinn is a former award-winning investigative journalist and the bestselling author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including Go Down Together: The True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral and How It Changed the West, and Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson.


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Friday, May 23 • 7-9 pm • Old Courthouse on the Square Host: Jerry G. White A Board Member of the Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) and the Theater and Literary Arts Festival Coordinator for the Decatur Arts Festival

Remember when you speak‌ “Speak‌Easy!â€? Music provided by Kim Armstrong

Hopkins University and teaches English at Clark Atlanta University

Glen Haven Spirit & Truth Chorale “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.� (John 4:24)

Sunday mornings are a glorious time of praise and worship at the Glen

Haven United Methodist Church in Decatur, featuring the vibrant and melodious sound of the Glen Haven Spirit and Truth Chorale under the direction of Russell Williams. The Chorale’s mission is to go forth as musical ambassadors, bringing God’s message of encouragement, hope, and healing to the church and beyond.

A Popular Dance

“A Popular Dance� is a finger-popping, hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hipshaking, shoulder-swinging, headbobbing, whistle-blowing, breathtaking music service: inclusive, fresh, magnetic, and universal. Learn more at apopulardance.mysite.com

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theater and literary arts festival Saturday, May 24 • Sunday, May 25 • DeKalb History Center

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Noon-12:45 pm • OnStage Atlanta

Noon-1 pm • Ken Scott

OnStage Atlanta, perfoming since 1971, is an organization of individuals passionate about the impact the arts have on the community and committed to producing high-quality, diverse, and eclectic theatrical offerings. OnStage Atlanta is dedicated to harnessing the power of live theatre to excite, entertain, educate, and emotionally move audiences.

Ken Scott, award-winning comedy magician, will be performing his unique blend of family fun magic. Come and be a part of this amazing show as Ken will be requiring plenty of audience participation. This show is perfect for all ages.

1-1:45 pm • A Performance Method A Performance Method is all about the process of telling each and every story through theater, music, song, and dance. Linda James Johnson and Jerry G. bring to life The Elephant and Erasto by Kateb Nuri Shunnar. Ms. Johnson began her career with Fred Benjamin Dance Co. in NYC. She is dedicated and committed to empowering minds in the community through all forms of art. Check out Jerry G. on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jerrygwhiteactor.

1:30-2 pm • Brooke Barard Brooke Barard is a young author on the rise with her new children’s book Believe in Yourself, about lions Nylah and Leo and their journey to stardom. “The book,” she says, “is pretty much my life story.” The 20-year-old author encourages youngsters to identify what sets them apart, and to share their gifts with the world.

2-2:30 pm • Mishara Duncan The Zumba brand is an exciting way to get people moving towards better health. The incorporation of upbeat music and funky dance moves allow adults and children to groove, get silly and have lots of fun!

3:30-4:15 pm • Peter Hart

3:30-4:30 pm • Working Title Playwrights

Peter Hart has been a professional puppeteer for more than 25 years. He is proficient in all styles of puppetry and is a sought after performer for festivals, schools, and private events.

“The Other Side of the Story” is a series of short dramatic monologues reflecting the restless nature of modern living. Working Title Playwrights is an Atlanta-based theatre company dedicated to the development of playwrights and new plays.

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acoustic palette Saturday, May 24

Sunday, May 25

Noon-1 pm • Veronika Jackson

12:30-1:30 pm • Elise Witt

Veronika Jackson has Veronkika Jackson become a familiar face and sound in the southern regions of the United States, performing for festivals music halls and community benefits. She leaves many in awe as she performs and tells her stories through songs of her history as an acoustic folk blues artist.

Elise’s concerts of Global, Local & Homemade Songs and her Impromptu Glorious Chorus workshops create and connect singing communities around the world. Elise serves as Artist-in-Residence at the Global Village Project, a school for teenage refugee girls in Decatur. www.EliseWitt.com

2-3 pm • The Skipperdees Twin sisters Catherine and Emily Backus perform “Folk Music for Pop Culture,” with songs influenced by Appalachia and the particular sadness of youth, and a stage presence shaped by the Spice Girls.

2:30-3:30 pm • Amy Andrews Amy Andrews is a tree-hugging, ever-traveling troubadour, with a sound that has been described as “beautifully melancholy,” “heartbreakingly honest,” “the perfect marriage of Alison Krauss purity and Patty Griffin soul.”

5-6 pm • Kelly Hill Hall Kelly Hill Hall and his acoustic guitar enjoy playing family friendly jams. Along with his original works, Kelly likes to intertwine his own organic feel to some of the covers he does. Some you may recognize, some you may not. No matter what, Kelly plays what he feels and he is thankful to be back at the Decatur Arts Festival doing what he loves.

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decatur LOL OMG! Decatur, you will not believe your ears! Host: Lew Lefton Lew Lefton has been performing stand up and improv comedy for more than 25 years. He holds down a day job as a mathematics faculty member at Georgia Tech, but that just means he’s funny and he can prove it. Lefton directs the local teen improv troupe D.U.C.K. and has performed around the country at dozens of clubs, colleges, concerts, and conferences.

Saturday, May 24 1-1:45 pm The Decatur yoUth Comedy Krewe (D.U.C.K.) The Decatur yoUth Comedy Krewe (D.U.C.K.) is an improv group with the funniest teenagers from the City of Decatur. We’ll “quack” you up! (Sorry for the corny slogan, our parents liked it, so now we feel like we have to keep it...) www.duckimprov.com

“15 Minutes of Laughter!” Join us for a new take on an old classic 15 Minutes of Fame with our new addition to the Decatur LOL stage…

2-2:15 pm • Jake Head Jake Head, raised in the swamps and creeks of North Florida, possesses an original comedic voice and commands it with likeability that has made him a favorite with live audiences and 18 • Decatur Arts Alliance • www.decaturartsalliance.org

internet folks alike. His credits include Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival (2011), Laughing Skull Festival (2012), and SiriusXM. Jake’s work has been featured on the front page of reddit.com as well as RoofTopComedy.com and has been viewed more than 60,000 times on YouTube.

2:30-2:45 pm • Dulcé Sloan Dulcé Sloan has been doing stand up for five years and can be seen at rooms and clubs all over including The Laughing Skull Lounge, The Atlanta Improv, Alchemy Tavern and the Vaudeville Cafe.

4-4:15 pm • Yedoye Travis Yedoye Travis is not funny. Unfortunately, he does shows with a lot of funny people, so if you’d like to see them, you’ll have to grin and bear it. Yedoye Travis can be seen daily, showering at your house on the way to school.

4:30-4:45 pm • Jimmy Johnson, 2013 Decatur LOL Open Mic Winner Former actor and long-time nerd Jimmy Johnson is the winner of the 2013 Decatur Arts Festival LOL Open Mic contest, which means he’s got a full spot of his own this year! Jimmy helps people of all ages as a math and SAT and general academic tutor, and he’s glad that comedy gives him a chance to get away from parabolas, probability, parametric equations,

pronoun agreement, prepositions, and paragraphs.

5-5:15 pm • Kelly Spillman Kelly currently performs improv in the main cast at Basement Theatreand performs stand-up at the major clubs in Atlanta including Punchline, Improv and Uptown. She has hosted at Laughing Skull Lounge and performed in their Best of Atlanta Showcase. Kelly’s keen observations about human behavior and her witty storytelling style engage all audiences.

Sunday, May 25 1-1:45 pm & 4:30-5:15 pm Whole World Theater

Whole World Improv Theatre works to be the most entertaining and dynamic improvisational comedy theatre in the southeast, providing a safe, creative home for actors and artists to freely create and express themselves openly and without judgment.

3-3:30 pm Open Mic: “Make ‘em Laugh!” The first three people to sign up starting at 2:30 pm will each get to do a 10-minute set. The “winner,” chosen by audience applause, will be awarded a slot at next year’s Decatur Arts Festival

Theatre and Literary Arts Festival Jerry G. White, Program Coordinator Lew Lefton, Decatur LOL Mia Manekofsky, Theater and Literary Arts Festival Lisa Kay Bokovoy, Acoustic Palette


dekalb history center exhibits

Saturday, May 24, 10 am-5 pm • Sunday, May 25, Noon-5 pm Old Courthouse on the Square Food, Fun and Fashion in the Modern Era Highlights from the Guy Hayes Collection his exhibit offers a small selection of black-and-white photographs from the collection and provides a unique view of food trends, clothing styles and recreational diversions of the 1950s and 1960s. Guy Hayes, a professional freelance photographer from 1944 to 1983, graduated from Clarkston High School and served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he settled in Avondale Estates. He was a regular contributor to the Atlanta Journal, the Atlanta Constitution and the DeKalb News/Sun. More than 11,000 of his original negatives were donated to the History Center in 1984. Although very little documentation accompanied this collection, Hayes’ artistic work reveals a prolific talent with an incisive eye.

Dairies in DeKalb Featuring Rosebud the cow Explore a brief history of the dairy industry in DeKalb County, with Rosebud as the centerpiece. This one-room exhibit explains the prominence of dairies in DeKalb with a special focus on the Mathis Dairy.

The Ranch House in DeKalb County Hip and Historic DeKalb County was the epicenter of the ranch house boom in Georgia. Find out how to identify a ranch house and rediscover America’s most popular house style yet! What is so special about the ranch in DeKalb and why are there so many here? The style began appearing in the mid-1940s but is primarily associated with the modern 1950s and suburban ideals.

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artists market

Saturday, May 24, 10 am-6 pm • Sunday, May 25, 11 am-5 pm • Downtown Decatur Margaret Rouse/Fiber

he Artists Market features more than 165 artists selected through a competitive jury process. The annual market is known for its high quality of artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. Welcome back your favorite artists and visit the many new artists who have joined us this year. The works of several accomplished area artist guilds are featured as well. Don’t miss the collections from Georgia Goldsmith’s Group, Callanwolde Clay Guild, and Atlanta Glass Guild.

Booth numbers are listed next to each artist and guild.

Ynon Mabat.......................................................................41

Bob And Patti Stern......................................................90

Chris Mason....................................................................114

Ceramics

Yvonne Miller....................................................................73

Larry Allen........................................................................134

H.C. Porter............................................................................83

Margaret Barber..............................................................80

Michelle Prahler............................................................119

Jim Bridgeman.................................................................64

Kathleen Taylor..............................................................131

Doug Dacey.......................................................................33

Jason Thomas................................................................111

Callanwolde................................................................ Plaza

Jason Weatherspoon...................................................96

Karen Fincannon............................................................37

Manami Yagashiro......................................................143

Brenna McBroom........................................................103

2D Mixed Media

3D Mixed Media

Pat McCaffrey.................................................................113

Stephen Baldauf...........................................................153

Jake Asuit.............................................................................78

Lynette Phillips.................................................................87

Sean Barry.........................................................................100

James Floyd.....................................................................115

Ralph Rankin ......................................................149, 150

Amanda Bennett.........................................................117

Wayne Gao & Michelle Chang.............................26

Robin Rodgers...............................................................163

Chris Bruno.........................................................................44

Luis Gonzalez........................................................... 21, 22

Erin Spangler...................................................................... 5

Penny Dobson.................................................................40

Amy Lansburg..................................................................29

Knox Steinbrecher.........................................................55

Paul Flack...........................................................................147

Gerardo Leccese.............................................................53

Glenn Woods.....................................................................14

Marirosa Hofmann........................................................60

Judy Lynn.............................................................................39

Kira Yancey-Willis.........................................................166

Farhana Hussain...........................................................161

Adam Newman...............................................................45

Digital

Leif Johansen.................................................................108

Tiffany Ownbey............................................................132

Lulu Kaufman....................................................................50

Gregg Billman................................................................130

Frank Saggus..................................................................157

Geoffrey Harris.................................................................19

Committee: Ann Finley, Mary Flad, Dawn Kinney Martin, Julia Snell Sponsors: City of Decatur, DeKalb History Center, Decatur Downtown Development Authority, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Tourism Bureau, Lampe-Farley Communications.

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Erin Spangler/ceramics

Sean Barry/2D mixed media

Kevin Duval/metal

Dawn Kinney Martin/painting

Brian Shope/wood

Brett Miley........................................................................145

John Gunther....................................................................32

Jack Pine...............................................................................98

John Paul...........................................................................104

Sharon Rothschild.........................................................67

Andrew Pollack.............................................................126

Larry & Sherry Paulsen............................................154

Margaret Rouse............................................................101

Phillip Shelby.....................................................................35

Drawing

Janet Searfoss................................................................162

Jewelry

Douglas Alexander........................................................71

Jen Swearington..........................................................142

Obayana Ajanaku...........................................................13

Will Armstrong..............................................................165

Glass

Virginia Dauth................................................................140

Nancy Cann.......................................................................... 8

Martha Banting.............................................................160

Beau Stahl............................................................................97

Larry Hamilton.................................................................15

Rebecca Burt..................................................................136

Fiber

Lance Heddan..................................................................85

Megan Clark.......................................................................61

Atlanta Glass Guild.................................................plaza

Suzanne Evon .................................................................56

Lisa Mote..............................................................................54

Dolores Fawkes................................................................42

Jennifer Carlson............................................................124 Mimi Damrauer...............................................................38 Suzanne Ens.......................................................................82

Penny Atkinson-Potter................................................51

Nathan Nardi.....................................................................25

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Ann Finley............................................................................48

Metal

Suzy Scarborough........................................................... 4

Leigh Griffin.....................................................................125

Nelms Creekmur..........................................................118

J. Spencer Shull.............................................................105

Lynn Hardesty................................................................146

Hugo Cruz........................................................................123

Larry Smith.......................................................................152

Kristin Holeman............................................................120

Kevin Duval........................................................................84

Spoon.....................................................................................88

Jimmy Hopkins.............................................................144

Kristin Thorsen..................................................................72

William Staubach....................................................46,47

Painting: Watercolor

Robert Taylor..................................................................138

Godwin Kou......................................................................... 1

Michael Zavison..............................................................24

Bob Osborne..................................................................158

Roger & Renae Poer...................................................102

Painting: Oil/Acrylic

Jim Wilshire......................................................................156

Georgia Goldsmiths...............................................plaza

Thomas Andrew..........................................................159

Patty Sledge....................................................................141

Felix Berroa..........................................................................28

Fred Tate...............................................................................30

Jerry Brem.................................................................. 94, 95

Tia Turco.............................................................................167

Ed Fadool.............................................................................31

David Vrooman................................................................16

Amy Fletcher..................................................................122

Sally Wade...........................................................................77

Galina Herndon...............................................................12

Marc Zoschke....................................................................91

Bailey Jack............................................................................76

Leather

Dawn Kinney Martin....................................................49

Andres Arango.................................................................66

Jeff Laibson......................................................................110

Kathryn Laibson...........................................................109

Lerner................................................................................ 127

James Perry.....................................................................155

Wade Lincoln....................................................................62

Dave Piper........................................................................135

Lena Reznik......................................................................112

Cuyler Hovey-King.........................................................70 Antoni Kozlowski.........................................................106 Jim Norton............................................................................ 6 Mary Pettignano.............................................................99 Charles Pinckney............................................................36

Farhana Hussain/2D mixed media

Rudy Tell.............................................................................151

James Perry/leather

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Judy Lynn/3D mixed media

Brianna Martray/ceramics


Photography

Brian Miller..........................................................................57

Walter Arnold....................................................................93

Garry Seidel........................................................................27

Karin Connolly...............................................................128

Jason Stoddart.................................................................59

Shelagh Forrest....................................................... 74, 75

Paul Tankersley.............................................................148

Russell Grace..................................................................121

Greg Turco........................................................................168

John Hartung.................................................................139

Greg Vaughn.....................................................................65

Ryan Hollis........................................................................107

Kathy Wolfe........................................................................52

more

Robert Jones......................................................................68

Wayland House/printmaking

Robert Jones/photography

David Hadden/wood

Jason Weatherspoon/2D mixed media

Knox Steinbrecher/ ceramics

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Beau Stahl/Drawing

Dolores Fawkes/jewelry

Printmaking Wayland House.............................................................133 Keith Rosemond II.........................................................69

PARKING

Emily Tuttle......................................................................164 Kreg Yingst.........................................................................16

Sculpture William Colburn...............................................................89 Francy Flly...........................................................................2,3 Amy Goldstein-Rice......................................................20 Elliott Hubbard................................................................... 7 Kowit Jitpraphai..............................................................63 Eric Johnson.......................................................................81 Ancizar Marin.................................................................129 Brianna Martray...............................................................11

Wood Andy Costine.....................................................................34 John Deveer...................................................................9,10

152 153

Larry Hamilton/glass

Mark Ellis...............................................................................86

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David Hadden...............................................................137

MARSHALL ST.

Ben Harrison......................................................................43

David Vrooman/jewelry

Lance Heddan/glass Janet Searfoss/fiber

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kids arts festival

Saturday, May 24, 10 am-2 pm • Decatur Recreation Center • 231 Sycamore St. Join us on Saturday for a parade, art, music, clowns, inflatables and more! he Kids Arts Festival kicks off with a parade. Lineup begins at 9:30 am at the corner of Commerce Drive and Church Street. Marching begins at 9:50. Dress up your kids and decorate your strollers, bikes and trikes. Join the parade and show your artistic spirit! After the parade, enjoy arts and crafts, music, balloons, juggling, clowns, inflatables and much more. Commemorate the fun by taking a picture in the Wow Photobooth. Most activities are free or for a small donation, thanks to our partners: Decatur Animal Crackers, Decatur Montessori, ColorWheel, Decatur Active Living, Holy Trinity, the Waldorf School of Atlanta, New Orleans Sno Ball Café, the Decatur Arts Alliance and volunteers.   Committee: Heather Flury, Vandy Vail-Dickson, Lee Williams, Lori Bodine, Lori Umberg, Adam Harris, Greg White, Cheryl Burnette

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Nurture your creativity with classes at Callanwolde!

Browse our nearly 200 classes for Summer Quarter.

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Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who contributed to the success of the 2014 Decatur Arts Festival! Join the fun and volunteer at Decatur events • Decatur Beach Party • Decatur Book Festival • Decatur Craft Beer Festival

• Decatur Wine Tasting Festival • 2015 Decatur Arts Festival

Contact Volunteer! Decatur at 678-615-0915 or email sherry.jackman@decaturga.com

Or volunteer for these service projects • Decatur Season of Giving

• Decatur Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project

Contact LeeAnn Harvey at 678-553-6548 or email leeann.harvey@decaturga.com

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children’s book illustrators gallery show May 23-June 8 • Decatur Library 215 Sycamore St. Wine and cheese reception on May 23 during the ArtWalk.

The show, “Storybook Look: Illustrations by Southern Artists,” opens during the Artwalk on Friday, May 23, with a wine and cheese reception in the library lobby at 7 p.m. This year’s participants include award-winning illustrators Mark Braught, R. Gregory Christie, Jill Dubin, Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Laura Freeman, Prescott Hill, Bill Mayer, Susan Nees, and Amy Schimler. Come and meet some of the illustrators in person. If you bring books illustrated by artists in attendance, they will be happy to sign and dedicate them for you. The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books around the world. The Southern Breeze Chapter covers Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida panhandle. Visit scbwi.org to learn more.

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silent auction

Saturday, May 24, 11 am-5 pm • Sunday, May 25, noon-3 pm • Silent Auction Tent Bid high, bid often ou asked for it – you got it! A two-day Silent Auction in which you get to wildly bid, win and spend, while helping the arts to thrive. And you get to take home a fabulous piece of art, donated by a participating festival artist. Stop by the Silent Auction tent and check out all the incredible items. You may pick up your items between 3 and 6 pm on Sunday or at the Decatur Arts Alliance/Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave., during the week of May 27-30. Every year the Silent Auction raises funds that allow the Decatur Arts Alliance to host free events, making art accessible and fun for all. Your winning bid during the Silent Auction helps to keep the arts alive in Decatur. Put your money where your heart is and bid high! Committee: Maura Mullaney, Diana Estrella

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335 West Ponce de Leon Ave • Decatur, GA 30030 • For information, contact Amy Elfersy: 404-371-0099

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fine arts exhibition May 20-June 8 • Dana Fine Arts Building at Agnes Scott College A multimedia presentation of work by regional and national artists Opening Reception Tuesday, May 20 • 5:15-7 pm

‘Last Call’ Closing Reception June 8 • 4-6 pm

e among the first to view an intriguing collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media selected by this year’s distinguished jury. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Held in conjunction with the May meeting of the Decatur Business Association.

Join the Decatur Arts Alliance and selected artists for brief discussions of the artists’ works.

The Fine Arts Exhibition attracts submissions from regional and national artists and is reviewed by respected members of the Atlanta arts community. This year’s jurors are Cynthia Farnell, Cinqué Hicks, and Nick Madden.

Joy Stocksdale, “Triangles and Curves,” stiffened polychromatic screen printed silk, 52” x 30”

Fine Arts Committee: Lockey McDonald, Dot Moye, Leah Owenby, Sarah McVoy-Moye, Jeffrey Whittle Sponsors: Agnes Scott College, Decatur Business Association, Decatur Downtown Development Authority, Decatur Arts Alliance

exhibition hours Open daily May 22-June 7: 2-5 pm Friday, May 23: 5-10 pm Saturday-Sunday, May 24-25 and Sunday, June 8: noon-6 pm

David Avery, Too Close to the Sun, etching, 6” x 6”

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Kevin Currie, “Eating Lunch,” photograph on matte paper, 10” x 15”

featured artists B J Adams

Jim Harman

Joey Potter

David Avery

Tonia Hughes

Olivia Radio

Jetshri Bhadviya

Michelle Kingdom

Leisa Rich

Stephanie Bryan

Susan Lenz

Deeann Rieves

John Cargile

Carole Loeffler

Susan Sharman

Philip Carpenter

Chipper McCall

Mimi Silver

Kevin Currie

Charles Mintz

Joy Stocksdale

Crystal Desai

Chris Morrey

Sandy Tramel

Terri Dilling

Kristin Powers Nowlin

Marta Wapiennik

Sy Dowling

Kim Ouellette

Lindsey Wohlman

Cynthia Farnell

Matthew Patterson

Peggy Wyman

Ernie Fournet

Junco Pollack

Cynthia Frigon

Lynn Pollard Stephanie Bryan, “Ellington Farms,” pigment print, 17.75” x 23.75”

Lindsey Wohlman, “American Kestrel,” photography, 25” x 36”

Matthew Patterson, “like attracts like,” glass and mixed media, 16” x 24” x 14”

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Susan Sharman, “Lost Stories,” Mixed media: textiles, embroidery, 10.25” x 10.5”

Terri Dilling, “Slipstream,” acrylic and mixed media on panel, 48” x 54”

Lynn Pollard, “Indigo 292,” hand-dyed paper, 22” x 30”, $1,250 Philip Carpenter, “Paintbrush,” Painted molding paste, 8.5” x 4” x 0.5”

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performing arts stage Saturday, May 24 • Sunday, May 25 • Community Bandstand on the square Free musical performances all weekend long • Featuring Kristian Bush Kristian Bush

Saturday, May 24 11:15 am • Conundrums

This all-women drumming group brings west African rhythms to get your feet moving. Come early and bring the kids! conundrums.org/

Noon • Morgan Rowe Band

Decatur’s own favorite singer/songwriter brings her distinctive alto voice, her full band and some new songs you won’t want to miss. facebook.com/pages/Morgan-Rowe-Band/43858117758

1 pm • Mieka Pauley

A touring singer/songwriter with songs and lyrics that will grab you from the first note. mieka.com/

2 pm • Soulhound

Get the funk out and the groove going with Atlanta’s soul and R&B band with influences ranging from Tower of Power to Hendrix to Steely Dan. soulhound.com

3 pm • Larkin Poe

This folk/rock/bluegrass band is fronted by the multitalented Lovell sisters, who play mandolin, guitar, lap steel and dobro and deliver great original songs with beautiful harmonies. larkinpoe.com/ Larkin Poe

4 pm • Kristian Bush

A grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, multiinstrumentalist and half the Sugarland duo, Bush is currently on his 2014 Put Your Soul In It Tour, which includes a collaboration with Larkin Poe. kristianbush.com/ Mieka Pauly

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performing arts stage Sunday, May 25 Noon • Sehwe Village Percussion

This high-energy African drum band starts things off with a bang. Bring the kids and join the party. facebook. com/SehweVillage 

1 pm • Dean Johanesen

Originally from New York, this accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist delivers solid story-telling lyrics with a gypsy jazz style. deanjohanesen.com/band/home.htm

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4 pm • Geoff Achison

3 pm • Randall Bramblett

Singer, songwriter, sax, keyboard, guitar player, session player, touring musician, original member of Sea Level, Randall has worked with artists such as Steve Winwood, Gregg Allman, Levon Helm, Government Mule, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. He’ll be joined by Geoff Achison during his set. randallbramblett.com/

What better way to wrap up the festival than with the powerhouse Aussie and Albert King Award winner with the big voice and explosive guitar? Geoff’s set will include a collaboration with Randall Bramblett. geoffachison.com/

2 pm • Bonaventure Quartet

Atlanta’s favorite gypsy swing band continues to add great musicians and is up to a double quartet, including vocalist Amy Pike. thebonaventurequartet.com/

Bonaventure Quartet

Dean Johanesen

Randall Bramblett

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bike valet

Saturday, May 24 Sunday, May 25 Ride your bike to the festival! op on your •order online • bike, ride it to the festival, and park it in the new

bike valet area at N.McDonough Street at the square. It’s free! A valet attendant remains on duty throughout the event to park and monitor bikes. When you arrive, look for signs to direct you to the bike valet area. Then enjoy theby festival knowing sponsored that your bike will remain secure. The bike valet service is sponsored by Bicycle South and the City of Decatur. Decatur Store worked with The DecaturPackage Arts Festival the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to provide the service. We hope to reduce the event’s impact on traffic congestion and carbon emissions by supporting the bicycle transportation alternative.

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Celebrate the arts Downtown Decatur, 3 to 5 pm, on Saturdays through May 17

Just a few of last year’s sidewalk artists. More than 20 are scheduled.

In May, the City of Decatur sponsors a street-side celebration of the arts in downtown Decatur. This pop-up art program features a juried mix of artists, singers, musicians, dancers and performers who will entertain and delight all who happen by. Performances take place on Saturday afternoons from 3 to 5 pm, through mid-May. Don’t miss a single Saturday because you never know what will be happening – or where!

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Tickets for Children ages 3-12: $5 ea. (Includes all games and activities)

Purchase in advance at DecaturDBA.com Free admission for children 2 and under.

Dig Your Toes into 60 Tons of Sand on the Ponce de Leon Beach!

Friday June 20

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Live Music and Dancing Kids Boardwalk Games

featuring Beach Party favorites

Terry Lee & the GTs

For the Kids: Douglas Brake and Sizzle, Hiss, Pop


join! As a member of the Decatur Arts Alliance, you’ll receive: • Invitations to members-only private art events designed to showcase the arts • Special volunteer opportunities • Listing in the Creative Resources Directory

Wants You Paint yourself into the Decatur arts picture:

participate in special events and activities. Enjoy the rich variety of artists, galleries and performances the city has to offer.

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happen: help plan and coordinate the Decatur Arts Festival and other events throughout the year.

Play a starring role behind the scenes:

• Bi-monthly e-newsletters to keep you up to date on the arts in Decatur

volunteer for tasks large or small and serve on committees that get things done.

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Decatur Arts Alliance • P.O. Box 401, Decatur, GA 30031 • 404/371-9583 • info@decaturartsalliance.org • www.decaturartsalliance.org


we art decatur

all year long

The Decatur Wine Festival is Atlanta’s largest outdoor wine event and the Arts Alliance’s sole fundraiser. It happens every November on the Square.

The Arts Alliance presents the Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival, and its awesome community parade, every October. There’s always an exhibition in our gallery at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave. Join our email list for updates and invitations to opening and closing receptions.

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In collaboration with the Decatur Book Festival, the Arts Alliance presented “The Book as Art” exhibition at the Art Institute of Altanta-Decatur in 2013. The second edition of the show is scheduled to coincide with the Book Festival in 2014, too.

at the Decatur Visitors Center

presents

the women of southeast asia photographs by Lorrie Dallek

on exhibit through September 6 at the Decatur Arts Alliance gallery, 113 Clairemont Ave.

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opening reception

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GET INVOLVED! BE SURE TO REGISTER AT VOLUNTEER DECATUR TO LEARN ABOUT FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.

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SILENT AUCTION

Friday, May 23 - 5-9 pm (During the Decatur ArtWalk) Little Shop of Stories is hosting a silent auction featuring original artwork by some of our favorite children’s book illustrators including:

Grace Lin

(Where the Mountain Meets the Moon)

Robin Preiss Glasser (Fancy Nancy)

Dan Santat (Carnivores)

Tomie dePaola (Strega Nona)

Tom Angleberger (The Strange Case of Origami Yoda)

Loren Long (Otis) All proceeds will benefit On The Same Page Decatur’s community-wide reading initiative

133 E. Court Square, Decatur GA 30030 | 404.373.6300 Get more info at littleblogofstories.com 46 • Decatur Arts Alliance • www.decaturartsalliance.org


sponsors

We couldn't do it without 'em. Thanks to these fine groups and businesses for making the 26th Decatur Arts Festival possible.

Decatur Business Association

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Shop and sip. With more than 200 locally

owned shops, services, and restaurants, we’ve got our finger on the creative, independent pulse – from fine handcrafts to handcrafted beer.

Raise a glass or see one hand blown.

Decatur is home to a vibrant and active craft community, offering brewery tours and studio tours alike. Find inspiration – or libation – here!

DECATUR

Visitors Center

113 Clairemont Ave. Decatur, GA 30030 678-615-0915

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2014 Decatur Arts Festival Program