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In 2013, AJCDBF launched art|DBF, an arts and culture showcase within the AJC Decatur Book Festival. art|DBF recognizes that a vibrant, creative, and economically thriving community can be achieved by elevating the visibility of the arts—literary, visual, and performing; increasing accessibility, public involvement, and attendance; and working to ensure the long-term sustainability of arts organizations.

art|DBF celebrates that storytelling, the sharing of new ideas, the creation of characters, and the transportation of audiences to places both real and imagined happens in the pages of a book, but also in the museum, on the stage, in film and video, in the studio, in the concert hall, on public streets and on the walls of buildings, and everywhere else you find artists and creators working.

In 2014, art|DBF will once again present a diverse group of artists and arts organizations who will actively engage our imaginations through stories, artist talks, installations, film, visual art, photography, and musical, dance and theatrical performances, in order to connect our citizens with the arts and cultural opportunities in Decatur and throughout Atlanta.

What will result from this meetup between authors, poets, publishers, readers, bookstores and visual/performing artists, photographers, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers?

Conversation. Collaboration. Activation. Creation. Transformation. Celebration.

art|DBF 2014 Events

  • Art installations from P. Seth Thompson, Kelly Kristin Jones, and Mike Germon & John Carroll, and Meredith Kooi.
  • art|DBF Stage: Twelve main-stage programming slots for performances, conversations, and film screenings at the state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center at Decatur High School.
  • Dedicated arts neighborhood where local arts and cultural organizations can build audience support and promote upcoming projects, exhibitions, installations, artists, and performance seasons.
  • A dedicated outdoor performance space on the Community Bandstand in the center of Decatur’s newly refurbished public square lawn where you will encounter storytelling and music throughout the entire weekend.
  • Pop-up performances in both the art|DBF area and throughout the festival grounds.
  • Screening of the 90 Second Newbery Film Festival.

About Us

7STAGES

7 Stages

7 Stages is a professional, non-profit theatre company devoted to engaging artists and audiences by focusing on the social, political, and spiritual values of contemporary culture. 7 Stages gives primary emphasis to international work and the support and development of new plays, new playwrights, and new methods of collaboration.
7stages.org

90 SECOND NEWBERY FILM FESTIVAL

90 Second Newbery Film Festival

This year, the Decatur Book Festival will host a special screening of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in 90 seconds or less. The festival screens annually in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland . . . and now Decatur!

Young filmmakers in the Atlanta area are encouraged to submit their own 90-Second Newbery movies for possible inclusion in this August's screening.

Ever since 1922, the Newbery Medal has been recognized as the most prestigious award in children's literature. But it turns out that any book, no matter how worthy and somber, becomes pleasingly ludicrous when compressed into 90 seconds. The movies we've received in the past years have been ingenious, hilarious, and impressive—from musicals to stop-motion Claymation, from puppet shows to Minecraft!
jameskennedy.com/90-second-newbery

ALLISON, ASHLEY AND BILLY

Allison, Ashley and Billy Allison, Ashley and Billy

Ashley Filip, Billy Gewin, and Allison Adams have each been singer-songwriting fixtures on the Atlanta area scene for more than a decade and have been making music together for seven years. Ashley, Allison, and Billy take turns backing one another up on their original tunes on guitar, mandolin, bass, and ukulele, but their trademark is their striking vocal harmonies and literate and lyrical songwriting. Read more and listen to clips at ashleyfilip.com, allisonadamsmusic.com, and billygewin.com.

ARÍS

ARIS

ARÍS is a collective of artists who share a commitment to fostering the traditions and expressions of Celtic culture and sensibility, which is connected to our contemporary society and setting in the southeastern United States.

We wish to explore, teach, promote and present the best of what is Celtic to the broadest possible audience in Atlanta and beyond. This encompasses the Irish, Welsh, Scottish and English artistry; theater, music, dance, storytelling, poetry and prose reading, in a way that is innovative, exciting and inclusive.
aristheatre.org

ART PAPERS

Art Papers

ART PAPERS is the independent critical voice covering contemporary art and culture in the world today. An Atlanta-based nonprofit organization founded in 1976, ART PAPERS provides an accessible forum for examining, discussing, and documenting the full spectrum of contemporary art and culture. We do this in print, online, and through public programming.
artpapers.org

ART ON THE BELTLINE

Art on the Beltline

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. Since 2010, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has showcased dynamic installations and performances of established and emerging artists along the emerging system of parks, trails, transit, and development that reclaims a 22-mile loop of historic rail lines around the City’s core.
art.beltline.org

ATLANTA CELEBRATES PHOTOGRAPHY

Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation of the photographic arts and the enrichment of the Atlanta art community. ACP hosts an annual, citywide photography festival in October, the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States. The festival includes a wide variety of exhibitions and multiple events around Atlanta and throughout the surrounding communities. The festival's diverse offerings bring together professional and amateur photographers, general art enthusiasts, gallery owners, critics, and collectors.
acpinfo.org

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) is a non-profit, non-collecting institution dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art by emerging and established artists. ACAC creates a diverse cultural landscape for artists, arts professionals, and the art-interested public through its Exhibitions, Educational programming, and Studio Artist Program.
thecontemporary.org

ATLANTA SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Atlanta Shakespeare Company

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company is one of the most prolific classical companies in the country, producing no less than one play per month every month of the year, and often as many as 14 shows per season. The ASC is the executor of numerous cutting edge arts-in-education models, harnessing a combination of comprehensive performances and interactive workshops as tools to inspire creative thought, teamwork, and a "yearn to learn" in more than 20,000 students annually.
shakespearetavern.com

BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™

Beautiful in Every Shade

BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™ is a global empowerment campaign and signature brand. We believe in the beauty found in every human being. Our goal is to showcase, celebrate, and affirm the depth and breadth of that beauty. Two signature projects of Beautiful In Every Shade™ are Typical American Families and 50 Shades of Black. We seek to offer everyday people from around the world a chance to see themselves and others in a way that many never have before. beautifulineveryshade.com
50shadesofblack.com
typicalamericanfamilies.com

BURNAWAY

Burnaway

BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing critical coverage and dialogue about arts in Atlanta and the Southeast since 2008. BURNAWAY exists to champion and support the vibrant creative communities in our region. We fulfill this mission through our online arts publication, critics-in-residency program, writing workshops, annual print publication, and public programs.
BURNAWAY promotes, develops and connects the arts in Atlanta and the Southeast to create a more thriving and recognized arts community.
burnaway.org

C4 ATLANTA

C4 Atlanta

C4 Atlanta connects arts entrepreneurs to the people, skills and tools they need to build a successfula living making art. C4 Atlanta values learning and reflection from all of its stakeholders.

In all the professional development opportunities we offer, we facilitate the learning process more than we teach. We strive to help artists surpass sustainability so that they can focus on what’s important: making art.
c4atlanta.org

CELLI

Celli Celli

Nan Kimberling, Mary Beth Bryant, Erin Cassel, and Jessica Messere are four women cellists performing in and around Atlanta. These classically-trained cellists like to rock out on eclectic arrangements of classical, rock, pop, to original songs. Celli aims to blur musical lines and change the view of how the cello is performed by presenting it outside concert halls.
facebook.com/AtlantaCelli

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

Center for Puppetry Arts

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure—a magical place where children and adults are entertained and enlightened! Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, hands-on museum exhibits, as well as Distance Learning and outreach programs.
puppet.org

VIVIAN CLIFTON

Vivian Clifton

Vivian Clifton has consistently loved and studied music. She's been lucky enough tolive the life of an artist for three years. In addition to singing at parties, clubs, and cathedrals in The States, Europe, and Canada, Vivian has written music for Refuge Dance Company, and played piano as a double for an actress in a TV show airing on ABC this fall. She will be releasing her first album of original work January 2015.
vivianclifton.com

CORE DANCE

CORE DANCE

CORE is dedicated to innovation, collaboration and artistic risk-taking. A professional dance organization founded in 1980 by Sue Schroeder, CORE (Several Dancers Core, Inc.) creates, performs and presents contemporary dance. From its homes on the Decatur Square and in Houston, TX, CORE promotes dance awareness and education through three organizational initiatives: CORE Performs, CORE Presents, and CORE Connects. CORE Performance Company, the professional contemporary dance company of CORE, focuses on the ongoing development of the artistic process through the creation of new work.
coredance.org

CRUSADE FOR ART

Crusade for Art

Crusade for Art’s mission is to build artists’ capacity to create demand for their work. We do this by educating and mentoring artists to higher levels of creative and professional development, and by incubating, through programs and advocacy, innovative solutions that connect artists with their audiences.
crusadeforart.org

DAD’S GARAGE

Dads Garage

Dad's Garage has been entertaining Atlanta audiences for 19 years with our innovative, hilarious, goofy programming. We perform comedy improv every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at our temporary home in Little 5 Points, 7 Stages. We also have awesome scripted shows, special guest stars and even super fun events like our annual fundraiser BaconFest. Keep up with us at dadsgarage.com, and come have a bucket of beer and some laughs with us!

DEER BEAR WOLF

Deer, Bear, Wolf

Deer Bear Wolf is a collection of the various animals that roam the city of Atlanta. Our mission is to showcase, support, and connect the talented creatives in and around this city. Deer Bear Wolf is a magazine, a record label, a small press publisher, an online retail store, and so much more.
deerbearwolf.com

EMORY A CAPPELLA

Emory

CHAI TUNES

Founded in 2009, ChaiTunes is Emory University's newest a cappella group. As a Jewish singing group, they celebrate and explore Jewish culture through music. ChaiTunes sings both secular and religious music and welcomes members of all religious affiliations. They have performed at various religious schools, synagogues andnursing homes, as well as at Emory-sponsored events through SAPA, the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, and many student organizations. They would like to thank Hillel at Emory University, the Emory community, and the Atlanta community for their support during ChaiTunes' foundational years, and they hope to provide an outlet for music and Jewish culture for many years to come.

AHANA

AHANA A Cappella is Emory University's oldest Multicultural, Co-ed, Hip Hop and R&B A Cappella group. AHANA stands for African Hispanic Asian and Native American.

NO STRINGS ATTACHED

No Strings Attached was founded in 1994 and is Emory's oldest a cappella group. In the past, No Strings has performed at Atlanta Hawks and Braves games, for past Presidents and other celebrities, and annually at various prestigious events on campus including our University's Convocation and Commencement ceremonies. In addition, NSA is available for private bookings and travels internationally, touring countries such as Spain, France, Italy and Panama as ambassadors of Emory. The Gentlemen of NSA aspire to bring spirit and joy to the Emory community and beyond.

EYEDRUM

Eyedrum

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery presents new artwork in all its forms, creating a culture of participation for artists and audiences alike. Since 1998, Eyedrum has brought before audiences works of art that resonate across a broad range of sensibilities with an emphasis on the experimental, new forms and work that is not presented elsewhere. In the summer of 2014, Eyedrum opened the doors of its new home in a historic building in Downtown Atlanta.
eyedrum.org

EYEDRUM presents KEVIN SIPP

Kevin Sipp

Kevin Sipp is a fine artist, independent scholar, and curator with expertise in printmaking, painting, sculpture and multi-media installation. A Florida native, he has lived and worked in Georgia since the early 90's where he received a BA in Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art. He currently lives in Stone Mountain with his wife Euneika Rogers-Sipp where they own a hybrid art & design studio, called SIPPCreative, and are raising their two year old daughter.
sippcreative.com

EYEDRUM presents MEREDITH KOOI

Meredith Kooi

Meredith Kooi (b. 1985 Chicago) is a performance/visual artist, editor, and arts writer based in Atlanta, GA. She is currently a monthly contributor to the art criticism site Bad at Sports and the editor for Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform based in Chicago. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University, where she teaches undergraduate courses in Visual Studies and Performance Studies.
meredithkooi.us

EYEDRUM presents BRYANT O’HARA

Bryant O'Hara is a programmer, poet, occasional musician, and budding maker—not always in that order, sometimes all at once. He currently works as a software developer in Atlanta, GA. Bryant has recently been published among the winners of the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2013 Poetry Contest and in the Eyedrum Periodically online magazine. To listen to more of Bryant’s poems and other works, please visit soundcloud.com/bryant-ohara

FABREFACTION

Fabrefaction

Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional performance training opportunities to create the next generation of theater artists and patrons. Since 2007, we have produced over 60 shows, achieving critical accolades including being named Atlanta’s "Best Rising Theater Company" by Creative Loafing in 2012. With a great venue, a revolutionary new producing model, and nearly ten years under our belt, we have established our own unique name within Atlanta’s theatre community.
fabrefaction.org

FILM LOVE

Film Love

The Film Love series provides access to great but seldom-screened films, and promotes awareness of the rich history of experimental cinema, from the 1890s to today. Through public screenings and events, Film Love preserves the communal viewing experience, provides space for the discussion of film as art, and explores alternative forms of moving image projection and viewing. Voted Atlanta’s Best Film Series by Creative Loafing, Film Love has presented over 125 programs since 2003.

FULL RADIUS DANCE

Full Radius Dance

Full Radius Dance, one of the nation’s top physically integrated modern dance companies, is comprised of professional dancers with and without physical disabilities. Inclusion in the performing arts, and in particular, dance, creates powerful, passionate and innovative work. In addition to our acclaimed artistic repertory, we have a deep commitment to education and outreach. fullradiusdance.org

MIKE GERMON & JOHN CARROLL

Mike Germon is a collage artist living and working in Atlanta, GA who regularly shows work at Beep Beep Gallery. He earned his BFA in Fine Art / Digital Media from the University of Georgia and currently works in the art department on local film and video projects. Time travel, alchemy and the Exquisite Corpse have all served as thematic and stylistic underpinnings of Mike Germon's collage and installation work. He's currently looking towards science fiction and mythology for context while still relying on the visual elements of religious and scientific source materials. Atlanta arts writer Jerry Cullum's reaction to a recent installation in a group show offers a concise description that is applicable to much of Germon's work: " [It] was the most reflective in juxtaposing potent shorthand for a bunch of incompatible belief systems, all of which have in common the effort to impose a grid of meaning on the mess of history."
mikegermon.com
Instagram: @MikeGermonArt
Twitter: @ThoughtMarker
Mike.germon@gmail.com

John Carroll is an Atlanta based writer and artist who uses found text and abstract painting with a focus on reduction to formulate hidden messages of hope that can be found in books, newspapers and magazines. After ten years of writing essays, journalism, poetry and fiction he decided to take his craft in another direction with his focus on erasure, or black out poetry. He set out to create a new black out poem everyday for a year to test his endurance, creativity, and passion to inspire others to not just look at the big picture, but to see what has been hiding in front of them all along. The artist has concluded his prolific year-long project of generating and engaging a large social media following through daily posts of original black out poetry pieces.
makeblackoutpoetry.com
Instagram: @makeblackoutpoetry
Twitter: @makeblackouts
makeblackoutpoetry@gmail.com

HORIZON THEATRE

Horizon Theatre Company

Sophisticated and funky, casual and friendly, Horizon Theatre Company is the place for the best in contemporary theatre—smart, entertaining, fun, and provocative. Fresh stories by today's writers that connect people, inspire hope and promote positive change. Created by award-winning directors and performed by top-notch professional actors, you’re up close and personal with outstanding theatre in our intimate Little Five Points home. Now in its 30ths season, Horizon presents an adventurous mix of nationally and internationally acclaimed writers and up-and-coming young talent.
horizontheatre.com

KELLY KRISTIN JONES

Kelly Kristin Jones Cabbage Town - Kelly Kristin Jones Cornrow - Kelly Kristin Jones

Kelly Kristin Jones earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012) and served as Post-MFA Faculty Fellow at the University of Georgia (2013). Jones’ relationship to photography is flexible as she explores community and culture through both performance and documentation. Jones is a recipient of the 2014 MINT Gallery Leap Year Artist Award. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Guernica, Fraction, and Reframing Photography.
kellykristinjones.com

INDIE CRAFT EXPERIENCE

Indie Craft Experience

The Indie Craft Experience (ICE) was founded in January 2005. With a vision to provide indie crafters an opportunity to sell and promote their creations in Atlanta, ICE quickly caught on as a favorite event for participants and attendees alike. ICE is organized by two local crafters who also happen to be Atlanta natives—Christy Petterson and Shannon Mulkey. Inspired by indie craft markets in Chicago and Austin, the Indie Craft Experience was founded in order to provide Atlanta with a major indie craft event. In addition to craft markets, ICE also organizes a vintage market called Salvage ( salvageatl.com ), an annual Pop-Up Shop during the holiday season and an online shop called The Curatorial ( thecuratorialatl.com ).

LILY AND THE TIGERS

Lily and the Tigers Lily and the Tigers

Down the well-traveled highways of America comes Lily and the Tigers, rambling from town to town, infecting hamlets and cities alike with their arresting indie folk. Each song spins an intricate web of love and friendship while betraying a dark, pastoral undercurrent. Depending on the night, you might find the group on a candle-lit front porch swapping songs ’til sunrise, or perhaps churning through a set at some jam-packed outdoor festival, winning (broken) hearts & minds.
lilyandthetigers.org

LOSTINTHELETTERS

Lostintheletters

Lostintheletters is a literary organization consisting of a bi-monthly reading series, a soon-to-be launched quarterly workshop series and The Letters Festival. Lostintheletters was recently awarded Highest Ranked Reading Series by LitBridge and has hosted a diverse array of local and national writers. The 2014 Letters Festival will take place November 6-8th, find out more at: thelettersfestival.org.
lostintheletters.org

MUSIC IN THE PARK with KEBBI WILLIAMS

Music in the Park

Music in the Park ATL was founded by Grammy award-winning saxophonist Kebbi Williams with a mission to enlighten young performers and inspire vibrancy in communities through music and performing arts. Music in the Park creates an opportunity for Atlanta youth, many who have limited access to music instruction and programming, to experience live music by playing with professional musicians in a real performance beyond a classroom. For the past four years, this unique experience has attracted many of Atlanta’s own acclaimed musicians to join youth musicians for an incredibly multi-cultural event.
musicintheparkatl.org

Children's parade participants:
WolfPack ATL
Mausiki Scales and Common Ground Collective
Atlanta Brass Connection
Whistle Blowers (Children’s whistle parade)

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE PAINTING

The National Museum of Decorative Painting was created in 1982 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and displaying the art of decorative painting. The Museum, located in Atlanta, Georgia, houses over 1500 examples of decorative painting of historical and contemporary significance and of artistic merit. Additionally, the Museum provides exhibitions and educational programs for the public to increase their appreciation and understanding of decorative painting, its heritage, methods, and techniques.
dpmuseum.org

OUT OF HAND THEATER & THE GUERILLA HAIKU MOVEMENT

The Guerilla Haiku Movement Out of Hand Theater

The Guerilla Haiku Movement is a Public Art Experience that has traveled to over 40 cities nationwide since 2011, joining communities in spontaneous interaction and dialogue through the succinct power of haiku. Participants cover their neighborhoods with sidewalk-chalked poetry inspired by what they experience. In Atlanta, Out of Hand Theater hosts Guerilla Haiku as part of our mission to engage Atlanta in interactive theatrical experiences in public spaces. Start counting syllables!
ghm575.com
outofhandtheater.com

OUT ON FILM

Out On Film

Out on Film, Atlanta's LGBT film festival, is now in its 27th season and has grown to become one of the largest such festivals in the country. Our October festival spotlights more than 75 narrative features, documentaries, short films and local flavor, as well as visiting filmmakers. In 2013, received a prestigious grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its visiting filmmaker series.
outonfilm.org

THE POSSUM HUNTERS

The Possum Hunters

The Possum Hunters perform old-time music, country-blues, work songs and spirituals. They started playing two years ago at the Grant Park Farmer's Market, and have been sharing their danceable, participatory music around Atlanta ever since. Spinning out variations on old-time American fiddle tunes, folding powerful harmonies into traditional folk songs and ballads, Possum Hunters find the balance between rootedness and spontaneity. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, vocal harmonies and flatfoot dancing.

PUSH PUSH THEATRE

Push Push Theatre

PushPush is an artist-driven non-profit that cultivates distinctive artistic development opportunities for theatre and media artists. Developing artists and ideas, we cultivate, create and connect globally. We attract artists from other dynamic cultural centers and provide rare opportunities for hundreds of youth and adult artists to develop and collaborate. We seek to raise the bar of quality theater, film and hybrid performance work by created a set of resources that enable professional and emerging artists to explore new ideas and achieve excellence and greater impact.
pushpushtheater.com

SCAD

SCAD

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit the official SCAD blog at scad.edu/blog or scad.edu.

SERENBE PLAYHOUSE

Serenbe Playhouse

Serenbe Playhouse is a professional theatre committed to site-specific performances and programs that connect art, nature and community. Serenbe Playhouse believes that theatre is an art form with a unique power to illuminate the human experience; and does so by producing artistically rich, open-air theatrical performances for audiences throughout Greater Metro Atlanta. By reducing the barriers between audiences and the artists-in-residence, the playhouse provides numerous opportunities for engagement, conversation, and collaboration.
serenbeplayhouse.com

SOUL FOOD CYPHER

Soul Food Cypher

Soul Food Cypher (SFC) believes in the power of speech to transform the lives of individuals and their communities. As an organization, we look to change the negative perceptions of rap through our cypher events, membership program, and community outreach. Our aim is to provide the lyricist community with a safe and nurturing environment where their voice and artistry can grow; Ultimately, forming more well-rounded and productive members of society.
soulfoodcypher.com

STAIBDANCE

Staibdance

A contemporary dance company based in Atlanta, Georgia, Staibdance has made an indelible mark on contemporary dance both locally and abroad since its founding in 2007. Staib's work has been described as "magnetic, tense, and euphoric" and the dancers described as "highly technical with a mastery of an extensive movementvocabulary." Above all, Staibdance is committed to the art and act of dancing, to exploration of mood, nuance, music and sincere movement. We hope to create, teach and present contemporary dance that is as accessible as it is thought-provoking.
staibdance.com

SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE

Synchronicity Theatre

Synchronicity activates communities toward social change through powerful, transformative theatrical experiences. In collaboration, Synchronicity supports women artists, forges long-term and effective community partnerships and develops new work. Now in our 17th season, we reach nearly 8,000 patrons through our contemporary plays for adults (Bold Voices) and families (Family Series); community outreach; and educational efforts, including our award-winning Playmaking for Girls (PFG) program and our Playmaking for Kids summer camps and after-school programs.
synchrotheatre.com

THEATRE DU REVE

Theatre du Reve

The mission of Théâtre du Rêve, Atlanta’s unique French-language theatre company, is to bring the language and cultures of the French-speaking world to life on the American stage. We strive to create a true dialogue between American and French-speaking artists. Théâtre du Rêve also offers live theater and Francophone culture to students. With a team of highly professional, bilingual artists, the company has performed classical and contemporary plays and company-created productions for nearly 18 years.
theatredureve.org

ALLIANCE THEATRE – THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG

Alliance Theatre

Theatre for the Very Young is an artistic experience for children ages 18 months – 5 years that overcomes age and developmental barriers, expanding the consciousness of the very young audience members. Each production nurtures creative thinking, allowing the very young to experience art and culture on their terms.
alliancetheatre.org/tvy

THEATRICAL OUTFIT

Theatrical Outfit

Stories that stir the soul.

OUR VISION: Creating compassion – one story at a time.
OUR MISSION: Starting the conversations that matter.

Artistic Director Tom Key has produced many writers of the American South: Truman Capote, Horton Foote, Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, Hank Williams, Tennessee Williams, Carlyle Brown, S.M. Shephard-Massat and Elyzabeth GregoryWilder. Our venue is the award-winning Balzer Theater at Herren’s, the first LEED certified theater by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Balzer Theater is the historical site of Herren’s, the first restaurant in Atlanta to voluntarily desegregate in 1962.
theatricaloutfit.org

P. SETH THOMPSON

P. Seth Thompson

P. Seth Thompson lives and works in Atlanta. He graduated in 2005 from Georgia State University with a BA in Film and Video and in 2011 received his MFA in photography from SCAD-Atlanta. From 2011-2103, Seth worked as Curatorial Assistant in the department of Modern & Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art. Thompson’s work has appeared in Art in America, The Atlantan, Bad at Sports, Burnaway, Creative Loafing, and WABE. Thompson is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, GA.
pseththompson.com

VOUCHED BOOKS

Vouched Books

Whether we’re reviewing work on our website, hosting a reading, or selling small press books at one of our guerrilla bookstores, the heart of Vouched Books is this: we love small press literature.
vouchedbooks.com

#WELOVEATL

#WELOVEATL

#weloveatl is a community-driven photography organization that brings together Atlanta photographers to tell simple & authentic photographic stories of their love for the city and the people that inhabit it. Since 2012, it has mounted non-traditional gallery exhibitions that display the work of Atlanta photographers to raise money for local charities – including the #weloveatl mobile photography gallery truck, a "food truck for photography” that brings the celebration of Atlanta's streets to the city streets.

WABI SABI from ATLANTA BALLET

Wabi Sabi from Atlanta Ballet

Sabi seeks to push the boundaries of ballet through the creation of new works by the next generation of choreographic talent. Wabi Sabi allows Atlanta Ballet to enhance the scope of the existing repertory, while also offering new artistic challenges to its company dancers. Wabi Sabi performances are performed at Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre and other venues throughout the city.

Wabi Sabi takes its name from a Japanese worldview that finds beauty in the sincerity, simplicity, and integrity of the natural world. As one of the newest dance initiatives in Atlanta, Wabi Sabi combines our city's own emerging choreographers with beautiful and engaging venues for amazing, unique performances that bring art to the people.
atlantaballet.com/wabisabi.

TRACY WALKER

Tracy Walker

Tracy has always loved stories – hearing them, creating them and telling them. She began her journey as a professional storyteller by visiting Head Start centers in Southern Appalachia. Since then, she has shared stories with people in many places – from the St. Louis Storytelling Festival to the Tale Spin Festival in Chattanooga, and lots of libraries, schools and festivals in between. Her first storytelling CD—Never Hire a Fox—will be released by Road Candy Records in spring, 2014.
tracytales.com

WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER

Woodruff Arts Center

The Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education.
woodruffartscenter.org

ZUCKERMAN MUSEUM OF ART

Zuckerman Museum of Art

The Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA) encourages the exchange of ideas and artful thinking to inspire visitors and engage them with the vibrant arts community of our region. The ZMA presents significant works from Kennesaw State University's permanent collection alongside borrowed artifacts, objects, and contemporary works by local, nationally, and internationally respected artists. Through the creation of uniquely curated exhibitions and events, the museum serves as a center for the exploration of contemporary society through the arts.
zuckerman.kennesaw.edu