Posts tagged with "Decatur Arts Alliance"

Artists wanted for Decatur MARTA overpass mural

Posted by Dena Mellick January 8, 2016

The city of Decatur is asking for artists to submit qualifications for the Decatur MARTA overpass mural project. Last year, the city received a $15,000 grant to paint a mural on the MARTA overpass at West Trinity and Atlanta Avenue. A public input session was held in December to get feedback from the community as to what […]

Input wanted for Decatur’s MARTA mural

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2015

Decatur recently won a $15,000 grant to paint a mural on the MARTA overpass at West Trinity and Atlanta Avenue. Now the city needs your help in deciding what kind of mural should go there. Angie Macon with the Decatur Arts Alliance says there will be a public input session on Monday, Dec. 14, from 6 […]

Decatur installs five sculptures downtown

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 9, 2015

People walking around downtown Decatur might notice there are some new sculptures to consider. Unlike the more traditional sculptures dotting the downtown landscape, the new installations are more abstract. It’s part of Decatur Artway, a “public arts initiative established by the Decatur Arts Alliance and the City of Decatur,” according to the city. According to the […]

Decatur Arts Alliance seeks young emerging artists

Posted by Dena Mellick August 5, 2015

The Decatur Arts Alliance is looking for young artists in grades K-12 for a one-day young artists and musicians market on Saturday, September 26. A press release says, “On Saturday, September 26, over 50 artists will have booths on the square in Downtown Decatur to showcase their creative works for sale while over 10 musicians perform […]

Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition opens

Posted by Dena Mellick May 19, 2015

  The Decatur Arts Festival’s Fine Arts Exhibition opens with a reception this evening at Agnes Scott College. The reception is 5:15 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Dalton Gallery at the college. While the exhibition will be open until June 7, the reception gives people a chance to take a first look at the artwork and meet […]

Shine on: Decatur Lantern Parade this Friday

Posted by Dena Mellick May 13, 2015

Get ready to let your light shine this Friday. That’s the theme of the Decatur Lantern Parade, which will wind its way to downtown Decatur from Color Wheel Studio, lit by lanterns. It’s part of a month-long celebration of art ahead of the Decatur Arts Festival, happening Memorial Day weekend. Decaturish photographer Jonathan Phillips took […]

Decatur Arts Festival: Poster unveiling tonight

Posted by Dena Mellick May 7, 2015

The Decatur Arts Festival isn’t for a few more weeks, but the big poster unveiling is happening Thursday evening. It starts at 5:30 p.m. on the Square in Downtown Decatur. The city says everyone attending will get a free 2015 poster. It’s part of several pre-festival events happening this month to celebrate the arts. On Friday, May 15, […]

The weekend – May 10, 2014

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 9, 2014

Here are events happening around our community the weekend of May 10, 2014. Events information comes from the city of Decatur website, the city of Avondale Estates newsletter and reader submissions. Send your event announcements to Please include a time, address and cost of attendance. There will be a “Jack’s Rabbit Run in Avondale […]

Postcard-worthy – Find Decatur’s “essence”

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 4, 2014

The Decatur Arts Alliance wants to print a set of postcards designed by residents. The Arts Alliance is looking for images that capture the “essence” of the city we call home. “The 2014 Decatur Postcard Project is looking for artists, students, residents, businesses and members of the community who would like to submit images that […]

Decatur Arts Festival – Headliner announced

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 3, 2014

The organizers of the 26th annual Decatur Arts Festival have announced that Kristian Bush, founder of the band Sugarland, will be headlining the event on May 24. Bush will be performing with Larkin Poe, the announcement from the Decatur Arts Alliance said. “Bush has left his mark on music for more than two decades and has sold […]

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