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September 4 – September 6

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art|DBF returns to the AJC Decatur Book Festival in 2015 to showcase the arts and culture community of Decatur and surrounding Atlanta area. Curated by, metro Atlanta’s online guide to arts and cultural entertainment, this year’s program presents a diverse group of artists and arts organizations who will actively engage festival attendees of all ages through performances, installations, and interactive elements.

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 not only happens in the pages of a book but also within museums, on stages, in film and video, on the streets, on the walls of buildings, and everywhere else you find artists and creators working.

Now in its third year, art|DBF continues to recognize the role of the arts as a driver for a vibrant, creative, and economically thriving community. art|DBF believes that by elevating the visibility of the arts—literary, visual, and performing—and connecting the public with these cultural opportunities, we can work to ensure the long-term sustainability of a strong arts community.

What will result from this meetup between the literary and art worlds?
Conversation. Collaboration. Activation. Creation. Transformation. Celebration.

art|DBF 2015 Overview

  • art|DBF Stage Performances: Theatrical performances will take place on various festival main stages throughout the weekend.
  • Outdoor/Pop-Up Performances: Interactive theatre, demonstrations and music performances will take place both around the art|DBF area and throughout the festival.
  • art|DBF Atlanta Planit Pavilion: The main hub for art|DBF is located on the Square this year with a dedicated arts neighborhood for local arts and cultural organizations to promote upcoming exhibitions, artists and performance seasons.
  • Art Installations: Festival attendees can encounter site-specific art installations in and around the Square.

About Atlanta Planit

Atlanta PlanIt is metro Atlanta's most comprehensive arts and culture calendar. It promotes events from more than 450 arts organizations in the area and helps users easily find events, purchase tickets, and learn about Atlanta's hidden gems, like public art. Atlanta PlanIt is a service of Public Broadcasting Atlanta (WABE 90.1FM/PBA30 TV).