Calling all art lovers! The River Clay Fine Arts Festival is returning this weekend, Oct. 16-17, in Decatur, and you won’t want to miss it. Keep reading for all the details on this immersive art festival, including an artist market, food trucks, family fun and more.
Details to Know
The River Clay Fine Arts Festival makes its return to downtown Decatur for its annual two-day art fest with food trucks, activities and dozens of art pieces to discover.
- Location: 402 Lee St NE, Decatur, AL 35601
- Dates: Saturday, Oct. 16 I 9AM-5PM Sunday, Oct. 17 10AM-4PM
- Cost: $5 weekend pass I Free for children 12 & under
For those wanting an inside look at the art before anyone else, you can grab special tickets to the Red Clay Rendezvous. This is a private event full of food, drink and an exclusive chance to be the first to browse and purchase from the River Clay Artist Market.
Here are the details:
- Location: Decatur City Hall Campus
- Date: Friday, Oct. 15 I 5-9PM
- Cost: $50 and includes weekend pass
The Artist Market
This festival’s Artist Market is the highlight of the entire weekend, with 57 local and national artists setting up shop on Decatur’s City Hall Lawn. You can browse all types of incredible visual art from paintings and photography to ceramics and jewelry.
You can check out the River Clay website for a full line up of all the artists that will be at the event and photos of some of their works.
Catch the Chalk Art Competition
Witness insane chalk art unfold before your eyes at the River Clay Fine Arts Festival. Professional chalk artists will be working on the scene during the festivities to create their masterpieces.
You might even spot some more spectacular chalk art if you explore Decatur. Local art students have been chalking up their own creations around town as a prelude to the professional competition.
Kid’s Activities + Student Art Exhibit
This festival is super family-friendly, with an entire setup for kids to get hands-on with art activities. Fun artists and art teachers will help kids create beautiful masterpieces of their own that families can take home.
Keep an eye out for upcoming artists in the student art exhibit as kids from public and private schools across Decatur, Hartselle, and Morgan County present their works. You never know where the next Picasso might come from, so be sure to check it out.
Are you getting creative this weekend and heading to the River Clay Fine Arts Festival? Let us know by tagging us @thebamabuzz.