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Updates on the August Atlanta Book Festival (2014)

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:Art | DBF showcases local artists and cultural organizations at the

2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical

AJC DBF gathers a vibrant mix of Atlanta’s arts organizations for 2014 festival

August 5, 2014 (Atlanta) — Following the success of the inaugural art | DBF program in 2013, the AJC Decatur Book Festival (AJC DBF) has again organized another diverse group of Atlanta’s artists and arts organizations for its 2014 festival, Aug. 29-31. The 2014 art | DBF program will engage book lovers’ imaginations as it seeks to connect metro Atlantans with the artistic and cultural opportunities that surround them.

The art | DBF program will consist of six components at the 2014 AJC DBF:
• Atlanta PlanIt art | DBF Neighborhood: The festival area will showcase a variety of arts organizations that will exhibit, present, perform, and activate individual spaces.
• art | DBF Stage: The Decatur High School Performing Arts Center will serve as the dedicated art | DBF stage, with 11 performances and presentations scheduled throughout the festival weekend.
• Community Bandstand: A casual outdoor performance space will engage festival attendees with short format music and storytelling.
• Pop up performances throughout the festival grounds.
• Artist installations by Kelly Kristin Jones, P. Seth Thompson, Mike Germon and John Carroll, and Meredith Kooi.
• Children’s Parades led by art | DBF participants Music in the Park with Kebbi Williams on Saturday morning, and Serenbe Playhouse on Sunday morning.

Julie Delliquanti, Executive Director of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, will oversee art | DBF.

“I am delighted to be invited back to coordinate the art | DBF program for the second year at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Once again, we have assembled a stellar selection of innovative artists and arts organizations who care deeply about connecting with audiences through storytelling,” states Delliquanti. “My goal is for art | DBF to provide opportunities to bring artists, writers, and readers together in unexpected and imaginative ways.”

Many organizations are participating in the 2014 art | DBF event, including Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Arís, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Art Papers, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Beautiful in Every Shade, Burnaway, C4 Atlanta, Center for Puppetry Arts, CORE Performance Company, Crusade for Art, Dad’s Garage, Deer Bear Wolf, Eyedrum, Fabrefaction, FilmLove, Full Radius Dance, Horizon Theatre, Indie Craft Experience, LostintheLetters, Music in the Park with Kebbi Williams, National Museum of Decorative Painting, Out of Hand Theatre & Guerilla Haiku Movement, Out On Film, PushPush Theatre, SCAD, Serenbe Playhouse, Soul Food Cypher, Staibdance, 7 Stages, Synchronicity Theatre, Théâtre du Rêve, Theatrical Outfit, Theatre for the Very Young/Alliance Theatre, Vouched Books, #weloveatl, Wabi Sabi/Atlanta Ballet, Woodruff Arts Center, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

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The Atlanta Journal–Constitution Decatur Book Festival presented by DeKalb Medical (AJC DBF) is the largest independent book festival in the country, and the fourth largest overall. Over Labor Day weekend (Aug. 29-31), tens of thousands from metro Atlanta and beyond will share the historic downtown Decatur Square with world–class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and booksellers for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, and fun. For more information, visit, “like” Decatur Book Festival on Facebook, or follow @DBookFestival on Twitter.

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