Corey Barksdale was born in Nashville, Tennessee into a family of Artists. He was exposed to color and form at an early age by his grandmother a quilt artist, and his mother who was gifted with an intuitive feeling for design and a fastidiousness for detail which she expressed in all aspects of her daily life. This rich beginning is the root of Barksdale's creative expression.
Atlanta Art Gallery.
Corey Barksdale was born in Nashville, Tennessee into a family of Artists. He was exposed to color and form at an early age by his grandmother a quilt artist, and his mother who was gifted with an intuitive feeling for desig n and a fastidiousness for detail which she expressed in all aspects of her daily life. This rich beginning is the root of Barksdale's creative expression.
DECATUR ART FESTIVAL 2008
The 2008 Decatur Arts Festival is an annual, award-winning celebration of the arts in Decatur, Georgia. The festival is in its 20th year, and takes place during Memorial Day weekend (May 24 and 25, 2008.) During this time, a large, outdoor, juried artist market turns downtown Decatur and the Old Courthouse Square into a hub of activity, attracting an estimated 70,000 visitors over the two days. Other attractions include a musical stage, a children's area, the Literary Arts tent, artist demonstrations, and the concurrent Decatur Film Festival, Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition, and the Friday night Speak...Easy. Read more here.
DECATUR GEORGIA HAPPENINGS & EVENTS
Decatur Arts Festival 2008
Memorial Day Weekend May 24-25
Decatur's biggest arts event kicks off with the unveiling of the official arts festival poster and culminates with the main events on Memorial Day Weekend.
Poster Unveiling May 1 5-7 p.m. Be one of the first to see the special Arts Festival poster. Artist will be on hand to sign copies.
Decatur Civic Chorus Concert May 18 3 p.m. The Decatur Civic Chorus opens the festival week with a fabulous concert. First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave.
Fine Arts Exhibition Opening Reception May 20 5-7 p.m. Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College. Fine Arts Exhibition features a juried show with a diversity of fine art. Free.
ArtWalk May 23 5-10 p.m. Over 28 participating galleries & shops feature special art and artists and receptions in each location.
Memorial Weekend Events May 24-25
Artists Market More than 120 artists on the square
Childrens Arts Festival Scott Park
Performing Arts Stage Community Bandstand
Doors of Decatur displayed on the square; auction
Literary Arts Festival Decatur Library, Old Courthouse and Literary Arts Tent
New Dance Beacon Hill Studios
Easter Egg Hunt
March 15, 2008 11 a.m.
Bring your basket and join the Easter Bunny in the hunt for candy eggs on the square in downtown Decatur. Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30 a.m. Age categories: 0-2; Preschool, Kindergarten, grades 1-5. Sponsored by Decatur Business Association. Free.
2008 ING Marathon
Sunday, March 30
Make plans now to be a part of the cheering section or the hydration stations for the ING Georgia Marathon. A portion of the race will come through Decatur.
Interested volunteers should visit the ING Georgia Marathon website or click here to sign up with one of the Decatur Groups.*
*A password is needed to sign up. For the City of Decatur/Oakhurst and the City of Decatur hydration stations, the password is cod. For the Agnes Scott hydration station, the password is asc. Passwords should be typed in lower case letters.
Ten galleries One pleasant stroll Four times a year
Feb. 8, 2008 May 23, 2008
Make plans to attend the four Decatur ArtWalks featuring Decatur galleries. The ArtWalks are modeled on the popular Decatur ArtWalk that is part of the Decatur Arts Festival every year.
The next ArtWalk is Friday, Feb. 8, 5-10 p.m. Many of the participating galleries are within walking distance of each other. Others are just a short bike, scooter, or car ride away and parking is available at each.
Decatur ArtWalk offers a mix of fine art, jewelry, crafts, folk art, paintings, photography, glass, prints and more. The galleries are all located within the four mile-square Decatur city limits. Parking is plentiful and most locations can be visited on foot.
College Heights Silent Auction
Friday, March 7 6-9 p.m.
College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center will hold its first ever silent auction on Friday, March 7, from 6 to 9 pm at Palate Caf and Wine Bar in Decaturs Oakhurst neighborhood to benefit the school and its programs.
College Heights offers early learning programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and Pre-K students through a unique partnership with City Schools of Decatur, Metro Atlanta YMCA and Partners for Community Action (Heat Start Program). The school, located at 917 S. McDonough St., in Decatur, currently serves 246 students.
For more information, call 404-370-4480 or email email@example.com.
Earth Day in Oakhurst
April 19 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day in Harmony Park and the Oakhurst Community Garden. Free.
Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite
April 3, 10, 17, 24 7-9 p.m.
Scottish Rite Hospital Lawn
Thursday night jazz under the stars in Oakhurst. Free. For information visit www.oakhurstjazznights.com.
Concerts on the Square
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 7-9:30 p.m.
Every Saturday night in May. Pack your picnic, bring your quilts and blankets and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment. Sponsored by the Decatur Business Association and Wachovia Bank of Georgia.
6th Annual Oakhurst Wine Crawl
Feb. 23 4-7 p.m.
The neighbors and local businesses of Oakhurst present the 6th Annual Wine Crawl in the Oakhurst Village. The event is a celebration of the Oakhurst community and will feature wines from around the world as selected by two local Oakhurst residents. Participating local Oakhurst businesses will each feature a different wine selection to taste. Participation limited to 750. Tickets are $20.
AJC Decatur Book Festival
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 29-31
Activities include authors readings, lectures, book signings, discussion panels, a writers conference, poetry slam, book sales, cooking demonstrations, and activities for children, including a parade.
Friday, June 20 5 p.m.-midnight
Decatur brings in 60 tons of sand and turns the square into a beach for this annual event. Live music, boardwalk games, beach movie and more!
Tickets: Adults $10; Purchase in advance for $5 each. Children 12 and under free (limit two per paying adult).
No coolers, glass or pets allowed in the Beach Party area.
Sponsored by the Decatur Business Association. Proceeds benefit downtown improvement projects and DBA events.
Anne Frank Exhibit at the Old Courthouse
Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945 is on exhibit at the Old Court House on the Square and is open to the public. The exhibit contains more than 600 photographs. Tours include a video, The Short Life of Anne Frank.
The exhibit is is presented by DeKalb County, the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, and the DeKalb History Center. It is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Volunteers help bring the story and lessons of the Holocaust and Anne Frank to life. No experience is needed to become a volunteer and all training is provided. To volunteer, call 678-839-6281 for more information or to register for a training session. For more information on the Anne Frank in the World Exhibit, call 404-370-3056 or visit holocaust.georgia.gov.
Blue Sky Concerts
May 7, 14, 21, 28 noon-1 p.m.
Enjoy a mid-week lunchtime music break. Bring your lunch or purchase a special to-go lunch from a nearby restaurant and enjoy a free concert on the square every Wednesday in May. Sponsored by SunTrust Bank.
Wine Tasting Festival
Nov. 1 1-4 p.m.
On the square
Taste more than a hundred wines from around the world. Live music. Admission $30, includes a commemorative wine glass. Limited to 1,500 people . No one under 21 and no animals allowed. Sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance.