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*Monday, April 30; 6-8pm; Ebster Recreation Center

Here we go! The broader Decatur community is encouraged to join us Monday, April 30, from 6 to 8pm, in the gym of the Ebster Recreation Center, as first draft options for the dramatic, 77 acre UMCH property get presented by the Cooper Carry-led consultant team.

For two months, neighbors from across the community have come to the table to help shape the future of this extraordinary site. They’ve submitted over a thousand ideas for consideration during February’s kick-off and its subsequent Civic Dinners, then subjected those ideas to spirited reality testing during March’s workshops.

Now’s your chance to see the results of those contributions illustrated across multiple implementation scenarios, each reflecting different priorities, requirements and, yes, price tags.

Expect roughly 45 minutes devoted to presentation of the various draft concepts, followed by a variety of breakout activities allowing for comment and ranking of the options.

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*Wednesday, May 2; 7-8pm

Open Office Hour with Mayor Garrett

Cars VS. Bikes VS. Pedestrians

Decatur will host its first Open Office Hour of the year with Mayor Patti Garrett on Wednesday, May 2 from 7 – 8 p.m. Mayor Garrett will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes on the topic of tensions between modes of transportation in the City, including the steps the City is taking to improve safety on our streets and sidewalks as well as how to move people, bikes and cars safely and efficiently through Decatur. She will also talk about how the City Commission and staff are addressing the tensions between transportation modes and working with other government agencies such as DeKalb County and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The community is invited to tune in to watch and listen and will be able and encouraged to submit questions related to the topic live via Twitter, Facebook, email or phone. If you already have a question in mind related to this topic area, submit it here now –

*This question will close at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd. After this time, questions can be submitted live via Twitter, Facebook, email or phone beginning at 7 p.m. (Details will be posted right before the meeting).*

Thursday, May 10  |  5:30-7:30 pm  |  Free
The Solarium in Oakhurst | 321 Hill St.

Decatur Arts Festival Poster Unveiling Party

Join us on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:30 pm for the unveiling of the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival Poster at the Solarium, 321 Hill St., in Oakhurst. It’s free!

Be among the first to see this year’s Arts Festival poster! Take home a copy of the festival poster, and enjoy an artsy springtime party in Oakhurst with drinks, refreshments, and live music.

Friday, May 11 • 9 p.m. • Downtown Decatur

decatur lantern parade 2018

Celebrate the arts and the start of summer at the Decatur Lantern Parade. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Ave. after 8 pm, then parade to the downtown square along with the Black Sheep Marching Ensemble.

Make your own lantern at home or attend a lantern-making workshop where supplies and guidance are provided. Start dreaming up your lantern now! Sign up for all sorts of lantern making workshops – lantern hats, illuminated parasols, globe lanterns, and more – hosted by Chantelle Rytter at Color Wheel Studio in the two weeks preceding the parade.

For more information and lantern making resources visit

Monday, May 14; 7-8pm; Solarium

Quarterly Oakhurst Neighborhood Association

Tuesday, May 22; 5:15-7pm; Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College

Decatur Business Association hosts:


Be 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. 

Friday, May 25

artwalk | arts festival 2018

Decatur’s largest one-night art experience returns! Stroll around town to see exhibits at various shops and galleries and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Beer will be on sale at East Court Square. Visit for more information.

Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 and 27  |

Downtown Decatur comes alive on Memorial Day weekend for the annual Decatur Arts Festival. The festival takes over downtown, extending from the Decatur Recreation Center to the downtown square, including East and West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clairemont Avenue and the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College.

This year’s festival will be bursting with artful opportunities and events — artist market, live musical performances, improvisational and stand-up comedy, a children’s festival and parade, literary events, dance performances and more. And don’t forget the pre-festival events – starting with this year’s poster unveiling on May 10 – and art celebrations throughout the month including  ArtWalk, the Fine Arts Exhibition, DeKalb History Center Exhibits, and The Decatur Artway.

Wednesday, March 14; 4-6pm; Community Room of Public Works Building, 2635 Talley St

Informational meeting regarding Proposed Rezoning of East Decatur Station area

Over the past few years, the City of Decatur has undertaken a review of the current zoning of the area known as East Decatur Station. The City of Decatur proposes the rezoning of the East Decatur Station area from C3 (Heavy Commercial District) to MU (Mixed-Use District). An informal public open house has been scheduled to update property owners within and adjacent to the area.

March 15-25; DHS

GREASE the Musical presented by Decatur High School Performing Arts

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