Decatur Makers is hosting a Maker & Artist Market to celebrate all the cool and creative hand-made making that comes from the Atlanta community!

The Market will be this Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. The address is 605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, in the parking lot behind the First Christian Church (across the street from the Decatur post office).

Currently there are about 30 vendors who will be selling hand-made products including candy and treats, jewelry and beads, clothing and accessories, candles, wreaths, stained glass, paintings, skincare, soaps, baskets, charms, quilts, cutting boards and cheese boards, and so much more.

There will also be stone carving, animatronic puppetry making, and jewelry making demos. And bring the kids as they can get hands on and DIY their own buttons and cool masks.

Fun for the whole family!

For more information, check out the Facebook event and the event webpage.

Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur.


Start the season off with something sweet! Visit Butter and Cream on Church Street for handcrafted hometown ice creams, sorbets, and sundaes. You’ll find classic childhood favorites – think butter pecan and mint chocolate chip – as well as fanciful flavors like Cardamom Honey and Campfire Chocolate. Their menu changes seasonally and holiday taste sensations are on the way! When the nights get too cold for ice cream (Never!) cozy up with a cup of cocoa instead – complete with homemade and oh-so-fluffy marshmallows. Keep their cookies and candies in mind for hostess gifts, teachers’ presents, and stocking stuffers, too! Or stash them all for yourself… We won’t judge.


Butter and Cream
416 Church St.


Decatur’s streets are already a winter wonderland — now somebody just needs to tell the weatherman! Soak up the sun and the holiday spirit by getting a jump on your wishlist, I mean gift list. Follow along here on thedecaturminute.com or @cityofdecaturga on Instagram for seasonal #shopspiration, festive event information, Terrific Thursdays deals, holiday octopus sightings (yes, it’s a thing), and more. The streets, stores, and special events are already starting to sparkle, so why not join the fun? #holidaysindecatur


This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Sunday, Nov. 5

 Wednesday, Nov. 8

Thursday, Nov. 9

Friday, Nov. 10

 Saturday, Nov. 11


East Lake Logo Flower

What could the East Lake MARTA Station look like in the future? Join us for the Walking Audit (Tour) and Design Workshop on Saturday, November 18, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., and help us decide! Here’s the breakdown of events for the day:

Walking Audit | 9 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

  • Meet at the East Lake MARTA Station on the North Parking Lot
  • The consultant team will lead groups on a tour of the area to understand the existing street conditions and to discuss opportunities to improve the streets (see map below).
  • Revolution Doughnuts and Coffee served while supplies last!
  • We want to make this a great event for you! Please RSVP if you’re interested in attending: https://elmwalkingaudit.eventbrite.com
  • This will be a 2.1-mile walk, so please dress accordingly!
  • We will end the Walking Audit at the Bessie Branham Recreation Center

Design Workshop | 11:30 A.M. – 4 P.M. (Open House)

  • Bessie Branham Recreation Center (2051 Delano Drive NE, Atlanta, GA)
  • Interactive Activities with 3D Conceptual Models
  • Join for lunch, too! Doggy Dogg Hotdog Stand will be there with hotdogs for sale from noon to 2 P.M.


As part of this year’s Artwalk, Trinity will feature the artwork of two local creative scientists-turned artists, Jim Ingles & Dean Jones. Jim uses the world as his canvas creating non-objective abstracts, mono-prints & plein air landscapes. Dean’s impressionistic style is in great contrast from his scientific background and features acrylic serene seascapes and fresh fields of North Georgia.

Open Office Hour (2)

REMINDER: Decatur will host its sixth and final Open Office Hour of the year with Commissioner Brian Smith TONIGHT from 7 – 8 p.m. Commissioner Smith will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes on the topic of the role of youth in the City of Decatur as well as development.

The community is invited to tune in to watch and listen via livestream, http://www.decaturga.com/ci…/city-commission/streaming-video, and will be able and encouraged to submit questions related to the topic live (beginning at 7 p.m.) via the following channels:

1. Facebook
2. Twitter- @downtowndecatur
3. E-mail: openofficehour@decaturga.com or
4. Phone 678-553-6569

*Please note that questions for this topic will not be accepted through these channels before 7 p.m.*

sirenToday is the first Wednesday of November so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 2 November 2017.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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For all of you non-procrastinator holiday shoppers out there, this week kicks off Decatur’s eight-week holiday shopping extravaganza. You’ll get rewarded for getting your shopping done early and have a chance to get your hands on some free art. Here’s what’s in store for Decatur this season:

Terrific Thursdays – starts this week!
November 2, 9, 16, 20 & December 7, 14, 21
Enjoy Discounts, snacks, special in-store events, and extended hours at 25+ participating Decatur Businesses in November and December. For a complete list of participating businesses, click here.

Free Art Every Thursday
On each Terrific Thursday, 10 artsy octopi will be placed in participating shops around Decatur. If you find one, take a photo and post it on Instagram. it’s yours! Tag yourself, the shop, @fishn and the artist (on the back of your new eight-legged friend). Use the #octopidecatur hashtag too.

Local Shopping Tips
Starting Monday, Nov. 6 check this blog, Instagram and Facebook each day for local gift ideas and to see who is keeping it “Indie-catur” this holiday season.

November Shopping Program
Nov. 1-30
Spend $200 in any city of Decatur shop in November (excludes restaurants and corporate chains) to receive a $20 local restaurant gift card. Bring your receipt(s) to the Visitors Center at 113 Clairemont Ave. or to the tent on the square during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25 to claim your gift card(s). Limited to three gift cards per shopper. Promotion expires Nov. 30, 2017.

This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Sunday, Oct. 29

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Thursday, Nov. 2

Friday, Nov. 3

Saturday, Nov. 4