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, April 9


Wednesday, April 12

Thursday, April 13

Friday, April 14

Saturday, April 15


Since most of north and central Georgia is under a wind advisory until 10:00 p.m. tonight, the April test of the outdoor tornado siren system scheduled for 5:00 p.m. today has been cancelled.

The next system test is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:00 p.m.

Artists in Decatur


Despite the unseasonably cool temps today, artists with the Olmstead Plein Air Invitational are out and about painting scenes of Decatur. Decatur Arts Alliance Board member, Doug Aholt, took these photos earlier this morning.


If you can’t find an artist during the day, stop by the square around 5 p.m. All 30 artists will bring their Decatur paintings to the first floor of the historic courthouse to sell. For more information, visit www.olmstedpleinair.com


The details

The intersection at E. Trinity Place and E. Howard Avenue will be closed Friday through Sunday, April 7-9 to complete the grading and resurfacing associated with the reconstruction of the railroad crossing. This will allow the pavement to be raised, providing a gentler slope on the north side of the crossing and a more accessible path, particularly for persons in wheelchairs or those using strollers.

Parts of the PATH Foundation’s Stone Mountain Trail near the crossing will be closed to bicycle traffic as well.

How to manage

There will be no traffic through the Trinity-Howard intersection during the closure, although access will be maintained for local businesses and residents. Consult the detour map for greater detail and alternate routes.


After 7 years in Houston, Galeria Regina has relocated to Decatur community, at the Oakhurst Plaza (409 Mead Rd, unit 5).

The Inaugural Reception will be on Saturday, April 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. The first exhibit, “Regina’s Art Through the Years” is already on display.  For more information visit www.galeriaregina.com

Due to the threat of severe weather tomorrow, the April test of the tornado outdoor warning siren system has been postponed until Thursday, 6 April 2017 at the regular time of 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute.


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.

Plein Air

What: Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Decatur Day
When: Thursday, April 6, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Open to the public, some events are ticketed.

The annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is a week-long painting competition that takes place around Atlanta. On Thursday participating artists will come to Decatur and paint Decatur scenes outdoors (“en plein air”) starting at 9 a.m. Find an artist and watch him or her paint for a couple of minutes, an hour, or all day.

At 1 p.m., Impressionist landscape painter and invited master artist, Phil Sandusky, will recount his adventures documenting “en plein air” the devastation of Hurrican Katrina in New Orleans during his lecture at Trinity Mercantile. A book signing will follow. A $20 donation is suggested.

At 4 p.m., the artists will relocate in and around the bandstand on the square, setting up their new paintings from the day for judging. Mayor Garrett and the Decatur Arts Alliance will present the Decatur Community Award to the winning contemporary impressionist painter. Paintings will be available for purchase right off of the artists’ easels that evening as well.

The After Party is at 9 p.m. at Communion. Mix and mingle one-on-one with the invited master artists. Ticket price is $35, purchase online or on the square that day.

For details visit www.olmstedpleinair.com

Severe Weather Expected


There has been a severe thunderstorm warning from Decatur’s Smart911 automated system.  In addition, wind gusts of 60-80 MPH are predicted which may result in tree failure and downed power lines.  Decatur’s arborist, Kay Evanovich, reminds the community to please use extreme caution around trees today and tonight.

In addition, W. Trinity Place at Atlanta Avenue will be open today because the Milagros Collective, the artists who are finishing the mural on the MARTA Overpass will not be painting today because of the rain.  They are pictured below at work yesterday.

Milagros painting again



Reminder: the City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Clean-up Days on Saturdays in March and April, to allow residents to dispose of bulky materials that would not normally be placed in pay-as-you-throw bags. Every street in the City has been assigned to one Saturday. Visit the Neighborhood Cleanup Days page on the city website for detailed instructions and specified dates for each street.

Collection for April 8 will take place in the following neighborhood:

Oakhurst Neighborhood #1-
Maxwell Street
Third Avenue (Eastlake Drive to Northern Avenue)
Oakview Road (East Lake Drive to Second Avenue,
south side from Second to 1736 Oakview Road)
Second Avenue (East Lake Drive to Northern
Fourth Avenue
North Fourth Ave.
Fifth Avenue (Oakview Road to Northern Avenue)
Gordon Street
Northern Avenue (north side only)
First Avenue
East Lake Drive (Oakview Road to W. Pharr Road)
Fayetteville Road
Underwood Street
W. Pharr (Fayetteville Road to East Lake Drive)
Russell Street
Spring Street (East Lake Drive to Oakview Road)
McKoy Street (North of W. Hill Street)
West Hill Street
East Hill Street
Adams Street (Oakview Road to West Hill Street)
East Benson Street
West Benson Street
Sterling Street
South McDonough (Oakview Road to West Hill

All items to be collected should be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. This ensures that we do not have to rerun routes for late set-outs. Collections run until 3:30 p.m., or until finished, whichever is sooner.

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, April 2

Wednesday, April 5

Thursday, April 6

Friday, April 7

 Saturday, April 8