Decatur Arts Festival Takes Over Decatur This Weekend!


It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means its time to put on your sunglasses and head down to Decatur Square for the famous Decatur Arts Festival!

Art Walk begins this evening, with art exhibits – and free drinks and snacks! – all over the city.

Then tomorrow and Sunday, take a walk downtown and check out the extensive Artist Market, head over to the Bandstand for a diverse array of performers, an acoustic tentstorytelling, and comedy.  And much more!

Decatur Arts Festival Needs Volunteers!

From Volunteer Decatur…

May 26-28 is the annual Decatur Arts Festival featuring a two day live artists market, musical, comedy and theater performances and Children’s Art Festival.  We need plenty of volunteers to make it happen.  Shifts typically last two hours, and all volunteers receive a free festival t-shirt.  If you have an existing account with Volunteer Decatur, log on to see remaining openings.  Want to open an account and start hearing about volunteer opportunities throughout the year?

Follow this link to get started: . Or email [email protected], or call the office Tuesday-Saturday, 4-6, 678-615-0915 and ask for Megan or Sherry.

Decatur Arts Festival Poster by MILAGROS Unveiled Tonight!

The duo of artists who brought us the wonderful MARTA overpass mural have also designed this year’s Arts Festival poster.  Be among the first to see it, tonight!  From the Arts Alliance…

Join us on Thursday, May 4, 5:30-7:30 pm for the unveiling of the 2017 Decatur Arts Festival Poster at the Solarium, 321 Hill St., in Oakhurst. It’s free and you get to take home a copy of the festival poster.

Be among the first to see this year’s Arts Festival poster, featuring a painting by MILAGROS — mural and installation artists Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre. Enjoy an artsy springtime party in Oakhurst with drinks and refreshments provided by Three Taverns, Arches Brewing, Steady Hand Brewing, and Decatur Package Store. Thanks also to Swagalicious, Bennett’s Market and Deli, Gigi’s Treats. Music by Jimmy Galloway.

Image courtesy of Decatur Arts Festival website

Three Taverns Releases 3-Day Session IPA for Decatur Arts Festival


This year’s Decatur Arts Festival has quite a varied and interesting lineup this year!  If you haven’t spent anytime checking out the weekend’s offerings yet – and were just going to wing it (aka wander the artist’s market aimlessly) – you should definitely do some research HERE.

Here’s one such interesting twist on the longest-running of all current Decatur festivals – it’s own beer!

Decatur’s Three Taverns Brewery has brewed a session IPA called “3 Day IPA” for this year’s event.  As Nathan at Three Taverns noted to me in an email ” This is the first time a beer has been brewed specifically for a (non beer-related) Decatur festival. It’s something we’re very excited about.”

I actually snagged a growler of 3-Day over the weekend at Ale Yeah! and I will tell you that it’s a very solid offering.  It’s light and flavorful.  I’d describe it as displaying sweet, biscuity malts, semi-dankish hops and a dry finish.  But I’m just an amateur beer connoisseur with a limited beer-cabulary, so I’m likely doing a terrible job of describing it.

Either way, I’d definitely recommend purchasing a pint when you’re up on the Square this weekend.  And if IPAs are your game, don’t fear.  The other beer sponsors at this years event are Creature Comforts and Burnt Hickory, so you’ll likely be awash in a spectrum of solid beer opinions.


Eye on the Street

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Decatur Square, Decatur GA (pic submitted by Dennis of Next Stop…Decatur)  See more of his Arts Fest photos HERE!

Decatur Arts Festival This Weekend!!

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Have you ever seen such lovely portolets in your whole life??

Prepare yourself for lots of new and different surprises at the Decatur Arts Festival this weekend!

All the details you need are HERE!

The lovely Decatur Arts Alliance is a long-time DM sponsor

Decatur Arts Festival Still Looking for Volunteers

0-7From the folks at the Decatur Arts Festival

Our annual hometown arts event begins in less than three weeks.  There are plenty of different opportunities for you to get involved.  Most involve committing just a couple of hours of time.  Shifts begin with setup on Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning at 7-10am, through Sunday early evening.  You can help welcoming guests, assisting artists, with the silent auction, in the Kids Art area, with Decatur Makers and more.

All volunteers will receive a free festival t-shirt.

Already registered with Volunteer Decatur? Click here<> to look at open Arts Festival shifts
To sign up with Volunteer Decatur, click here<> to get started

Questions?  Email [email protected] or call the Decatur Visitor Center at 678-615-0915.

Disclosure: The Decatur Arts Alliance is a DM sponsor