Monday, December 31, 2007

PushPush Bash

Join Us for Our Annual New Years Eve Bash!

PushPush is the place to escape from the traditional holiday fare with entertainment beginning at 8:30 and lasting all night. The event includes variety of comedic entertainment, a great buffet for all types of eaters, D.J., dancing, a silent auction with tons of cool stuff, champagne at Midnight, and a cash beer & wine bar flowing with great specials!Tickets for this annual benefit are Pay-What-You-Can $35-$75 in advance only!Just choose your price level here...
Please print and bring your email confirmation with you to the party!The PushPush Theater Annual New Year's Eve Bash
A Fundraiser for PushPush Theater and New Street Arts
Monday, December 31, 2007 at 8:00 PM

This is a sell out event so charge your tickets now by calling 404-377-6332
or paying online via or paypal today!

All purchases over $35 will receive a 2007 tax letter.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Alcove Gallery presents Wonka

Alcove Gallery presents WONKA holiday show Friday, Dec. 7, 7-12 p.m.

Golden tickets, flowing chocolate, and some of the sweetest holiday giftideas. Endulge in gobs of sinful snacks, tack on a couple of extra holiday pounds and get ready for an entirely new experience at the owlhouse. Live tunes from the coveted Coats and clump with a meltdown of chocolate fiends.

40+ artists presenting their work based on the infamous chocolate factory. The 5 golden ticket winners will be announced the following day.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Onstage Atlanta: Messiah

Danceworks at Agnes Scott College

Come see Studio Dance Theatre in
Danceworks 2007

Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1
8 pm
Gaines Auditorium, Presser Hall
Agnes Scott College Campus

With choreography by:
Bridget Roosa
Helen Tamiris
a performance piece collaborated on by Dance, Art, and Music faculty and students

$5 general admission- Ticket purchase at the door
For more info contact Bridget Roosa at (404) 471-6940

Decatur ArtWalk

Get out your most artsy walking shoes and head to downtown Decatur and Oakhurst for the November ArtWalk scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2007 from 5-10 p.m. Each participating gallery will provide refreshments and a variety of art and entertainment.

The Decatur ArtWalk provides the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to spend the evening in downtown Decatur, supporting local businesses and viewing the latest art.

See you Friday night!

Jill Celeste Gallery - Scenes from the Countryside

“Scenes from the Countryside”
Lithographs by Andrew Kosten

“Throughout its all too often tragic history, humanity has turned to the comical, the bizarre, and the extraordinary in order to maintain a sense of lightheartedness. This tendency is often reflected in my work on a personal, sociological, and autobiographical level. Themes that have remained somewhat consistent in my work include the influence of the corrupt over the unsuspecting, the hilarity and whimsical nature of the human psyche, and the function of the individual in relation to their culture or environment.” –Andrew Kosten

Andrew Kosten received a Bachelors degree in painting from Washington University and a Masters degree in printmaking from the University of South Dakota. He is currently an instructor of drawing and design at the College of the Sequoias in California.
Jill Celeste Gallery is located in the Palate Wine Bar in Oakhurst.

Mocha Match Event

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Junor Gallery Presents...

Junor Gallery invites you to attend the upcoming holiday group exhibition, Small Packages. Presenting an eclectic array of small sized 2D and 3D works in a variety of media; another fine art option for holiday collecting and gift giving. The exhibition runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 10. Opening reception Thursday, Nov. 29, 6-9 p.m., refreshments and live entertainment.

Friday, November 23, 2007

MudFire Clayworks 2007 Holiday Studio Sale

Huge Pottery & Sculpture Sale with Over 100 Artists!
Starts Friday, November 23 at 12 p.m.
Sale Continutes Through December 23
Open & Restocked with New Works Daily
Gallery Hours: Open 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Daily
Closed on Wednesdays
Holiday Party & Artist Reception, Saturday, December 1, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pancakes and Music

A message from The Corner Pub:

Pub Patrons,

Scott and Janna return to perform their smooth, classic jazz for brunch the last Sunday of each month. Join us, as one of youngest patrons said, for "pancakes and music."

The pub will be closed Thursday, November 22.


The Corner Pub

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Another Great In-Store Performance at Decatur CD

Caroline Herring and Jeffrey Foucault will performat at Decatur CD this Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. For more information visit

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Art Institute of Atlanta Opens Satellite Campus in Decatur

ATLANTA (GA) - The Art Institute of Atlanta announces the opening of its first satellite location. The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur opens its doors for classes on January 8 at One West Court Square in Decatur, Georgia. Applications are now being accepted.

“We’re very proud to be opening this location and to be a part of a community like Decatur, which so obviously cares about and promotes the arts,” said President Janet S. Day. “We chose Decatur for a number of reasons, including the number of inquiries we receive from this part of Metro Atlanta who find the Sandy Springs location too far away for them. I think it also gives us the chance to reach out to potential students in Newton and Rockdale Counties, as well as part of Gwinnett. And with the wonderful support of the arts on the part of the Decatur community and the warm welcome we have received in response to our preliminary fact-finding efforts, we knew we would be very much at home!”

Initially, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur will offer bachelor’s degree programs in advertising, fashion & retail management, graphic design, interior design, media arts & animation, and Web design & interactive media. Associate degree programs will be offered in graphic design, and Web design & interactive media. Diplomas will be awarded in advertising design, digital design, residential interiors, and Web design.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Happy Birthday Decatur CD!

Decatur CD is celebrating its four years of existence with four days of sales, four musical acts and delicious refreshments.

Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday and ending whatever time the store closes on Sunday, the entire stock will be 20% off. Also, don't miss the sidewalk sale on Saturday and Sunday. There you'll find heaps and piles and loads and oodles of CDs marked for ridiculous prices - many for as little as $1.

The musical line-up is as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.: Richard Parsons.
Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.: Georgia Fireflies

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.: Romantica

Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.: Silver Lakes

Great music and a perfect excuse to spend lots of time at an amazing CD store. All of us here at the Arts Alliance are looking forward to it and hope to see you all there!

Monday, November 05, 2007

The Pursuit of Equality

Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6

7 p.m. Hors d'Oeuvres

7:30 p.m. screening

Don't miss this amazing groundbreaking film! THE PURSUIT OF EQUALITY Monday, November 5th & Tuesday, November 6th.

Screening and filmmaker Q & A - post Screening Reception (November 5th only)

Tickets are $15 per person on November 5th, $10 per person on November 6th.To order your tickets or for more information, call 404-373-3904 or email Decatur is located at 430 West Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030.

Alcove Gallery Opens!

For those of you who missed the grand reopening of Alcove Gallery, there's still time to check out Cinetrope.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Decatur Wine Festival

November 3, 2007
1-4 p.m.
On the Square in Decatur

Remember to buy your Wine Festival tickets ASAP - they sell out every year. Visit to purchase tickets online. A very limited number of tickets are also available at the Decatur Package Store. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Sample over 200 different wines and food provided by 20 of Decatur's best local restaurants. Drawings will also be held throughout the event for the chance to win great prizes from local merchants.

The Wine Festival is the Decatur Arts Alliance's largest annual fundraiser and helps support all of our arts events, programs and services. Proceeds from the drawings will also support the Decatur Youth Fund.

We hope to see you there!

Friday, November 02, 2007


The Transforming Community Project of Emory University
Beacon Dance in
November 2 & 3, 2007
8 p.m.
Emory Performing Arts Studio
1804 N. Decatur Rd.
Emory University Campus
Free Admission
Reservations: 404.377.2929

Artist Talk at the Temple Gallery

Come join Daniel Osborne for an artist talk at the Temple Gallery. Here's an opportunity to talk one on one with the artist concerning his latest solo photography exhibit Remnants. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Friday, Nov. 2, 2007
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The Temple Gallery is located on the second floor of the Pythagoras Masonic Temple Building at 108 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. on the Square in Decatur.
Fee: $5 suggested donation

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hell's Bells

Special Halloween Performance:
Oct. 31
8 p.m.
Regular Performances: Nov. 1-17, Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets $$18-24

Trick or Treat! The ghouls and goblins of the Savage Tree Art Project offer up a bit of both as they take a new spade to an old grave, and dig up rare theatrical treasures just in time for Hallowee'en. Poe's "The Raven" comes calling from across "the night's plutonian shores", and Christina Rosetti's "Goblin Market" seduces with dreadfully delectable temptations. Fill your candy bag with many other tasty and terrible treats such as have not been seen by many an eye.

Savage Tree is proud to present "Hell's Bells" at Theatre Decatur October 31 through November 18. $5 preview night on October 30th, $30 for opening night, October 31st. Regular tickets are $18 - $24.Tickets may be obtained by calling 404-373-3904 or ordering online at Theatre Decatur is located at 430 West Trinity Place in Decatur, GA 30030 behind the Decatur Police Department.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Art for Your Ears

Vinson Gallery presents Art for Your Ears, a new series introducing British musicians to the American South.

Join Vinson Gallery at Eddie's Attic in downtown Decatur for the debut of Trevor Watts & Jamie Harris Duo.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 8 pm. Tickets available online.

Watts is one of the genuine pioneers of improvised, or freejazz music. Watts' saxophone sound reflects his study of a wealth of musical traditions and harmonic and rhythmic choices. Harris has established himself as one of the top percussionists in Europe. Don't miss their Atlanta debut!

Junor Gallery Presents...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

German Arabian Nights at PushPush

Reading and workshop of one of Germany's most celebrated modern playwrights. Come get involved in PushPush Theater's new international exchange! Take part in a reading of Roland Schimmerlpfennig's Arabian Nights. Presented in conjunction with German Theater Abroad's full production of his play Start Up at Eyedrum Oct. 26.

Tuesday, Oct. 23. Doors open at 7:30 pm, reading at 8:30 pm and discussion to follow reading at 9:30 pm.
German Theater Abroad's tour bus

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Asheville in Atlanta

MudFire Gallery Presents
Asheville in Atlanta 2007
Featuring works by Will Baker, Kyle Carpenter, Emily Reason and Akira Satake

Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct. 20, 5-9 pm

Exhibition: Oct. 20-Nov. 17

The annual Asheville in Atlanta show is MudFire Gallery's most anticipated event each year. Guest curator Kyle Carpenter invites a select group of artists from in and around Asheville. This area is known internationally as home to a vast pool of ceramics talent including an intense concentration of the world's top studio potters. For the exhibit, the number of artists is limited so that visitors are able to enjoy a sizeable body of works by each artist, gaining a deep familiarity with each of their styles.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Decatur CD In-Store Tibetan Performance

Come see Techung, one of Tibet's most prolific singer-songwriters at Decatur CD on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Stay tuned to for updates.

If you don't have that kind of patience and want to learn more about Techung, visit his website here.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Agnes Scott's Dalton Gallery Presents:

A visual meditation on the potent power of black and white photography

The Dalton Gallery is thrilled to present an exquisite gathering of artists and images that touch on the sweetness and sadness of beauty that can be seen in so much of life: the soft curve of a back; the sublime landscape; the expression of spirituality and faither; and the surrender to mortality.

Exhibition Oct. 11-Nov. 18

Nov. 1, 7 pm: Guest Lecturer, Julian Cox, curator of photography, High Museum of Art.

Nove. 16, 6-8 pm: Closing reception.

Entry is free and open to the public. For directions visit The Dalton Gallery is located in the Dana Fine Arts Building on the corner of S. McDonough and E. Dougherty streets.


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival

The Decatur Arts Alliance and the South Decatur Community Development Corporation proudly present the 10th Annual Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival, taking place Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the center of the Oakhurst community in Harmony Park.
Festival activities include:
  • Over 50 artists in the Artists Market
  • Live music all day
  • A parade
  • Children's activities
  • Community Pavilion

The Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival provides opportunities to reach out to one another and strengthen the bonds within our diverse community. It is also an occasion to share our community with people from outside the area. The day's events offers a safe, fun environment for children and adults to enjoy.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

DressCodes Gallery Opening Party

DressCodes will be hosting another Art Gallery Opening Party this Thursday, Oct. 11 with mixed media works by local tatto artist Stenvik Mostrom.


Mostrom's Headcaged is conceptually based on the metaphysical aspects of disconnect from the heart and soul, images of self-imprisonment due to the emotion distress of crestfallen relationships are seen throughout the series.

The party starts at 6 pm and will end when it ends...

Those attending can enjoy free beer and snacks as well as some live music from guest DJ MacSavage.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

PushPush Kid Workshops

PushPush presents a new performance based tri-lingual theater workshop for ages 8-12 and 13-18.

Incorporating over 25 year of working with young people in the arts, PushPush Theater Artistic Director Tim Habeger has created an exciting new performance-based workshop for young people to develop kills in foreign language, artistic performance and presentation.

Classes begin Nov. 13-Dec. 20. For more information visit or email

Monday, October 01, 2007

Atlanta Celebrates Photography in Decatur

A number of Decatur galleries and restaurants are participating in the 2007 Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP). Now in its ninth year, ACP attracts internationally renowned artists to exhibit and speak about their work every October in Atlanta. For more information visit

Jill Celeste Gallery presents Water:Works by Maggie Meroney:

Oct. 1- Nov. 4

Opening: Saturday, Oct 6, 8-11 p.m.

Agnes Scott College hosts a viewing of Trinh T. Minh-Ha on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m. followed by an artist talk on Thursday, Sept. 27, 7-9 p.m. Maclean Auditorium, Presser Hall.

The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott presents Looking/Longing, work by Mark Steinmetz, Ruth Bernhard, Flor Garduno, Sarah Moon, Jock Sturges and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Oct. 11-Nov. 18

Opening: Thursday, Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m.

The Seen Gallery:


Vinson Gallery presents Musicians - Photographs by 2 British Artists.

Oct. 4-18

Opening: Thursday, Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m.

The Vinson Gallery is honored to exhibit work by two of the foremost contemporary Jazz/Blues photographers working today. Atlanta legend Jim Alexander has been on the scene at festivals, concerts, cultural events, rallies demonstrations, meetings and marches, photographing events that have guided the course of history for over 40 years. British artist Michael Jackson moved from London to Chicago in 1993 and has since been a fixture on the jaz and blues scene as a photographer, journalist and musician.

Mocha Match Coffee Bar presents Quatre, work by Cindy Sheffield Michaels, Christina M. Helms, Jane Conboy, and Martha Cornish.

Oct. 2-Nov. 2

Opening: Friday, Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m.

Watershed is part of ACP's public art project Paper Placemats (ATL). Atlanta native Jason Fulfod has selected images from 40 photographers to be included in Paper Placemats (ATL). These placemats will be used at participating restaurants during lunch in October. This concept engages audiences at random and imposes an unexpected experience with art. Visit the ACP website for other participating restaurants.

Oct. 1-31

Weekday lunch at participating venues.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Demolish and Rehabilitate. Repeat if Necessary.

September 29-November 1, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, 7-11 p.m. Foundation One Gallery presents Demolish and Rehabilitate. Repeat if Necessary featuring new work by an Atlanta-based artist, Kristin Thorsen. The project room features works by Ken Garduno. For more information visit

Alone Kristin Thorsen

Infected:multiplication Ken Garduno

Women's Night Cabaret

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Theatre Decatur presents I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, October 14


This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?"

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Remnants at Temple Gallery


Solo Photography Exhibition by Daniel Osborne

The DeKalb Council for the Arts invites you to visit the Temple Gallery in downtown Decatur for its latest solo photography exhibition by Daniel Osborne. Opening night is September 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will be held through November 6 on the second floor of the Pythagoras Masonic Temple Building at 108 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. For more information call 404-371-8826.