art|DBF to bring plentiful free performances to Decatur Book Festival

The AJC Decatur Book Festival has announced plans for the third art|DBF, the arts-festival-within-the-book-festival held over Labor Day weekend.

This year's art|DBF will put an even stronger emphasis on theater, dialing down somewhat the other performing arts and visual art that were a big part of last year's arts fest component. Almost all of the free presentations this year, whether staged indoors or outdoors, will boast a literary connection.

Performance highlights will include:

The Wishing Jar. CONTRIBUTED BY AMANDA COKER / DASH PHOTOGRAPHY

art|DBF also will offer different kinds of ongoing interactive arts happenings around the festival grounds, including: the Guerilla Haiku Movement creating sidewalk chalk haikus, written by festival-goers in response to their DBF experiences; chalk artist Katie Bush re-creating a famous book cover in chalk on the square; and pop performances by Atlanta Shakespeare Company and Imperial Opa Circus.

The art|DBF Atlanta PlanIt Pavilion, located atop the MARTA plaza, will feature some 15 Atlanta cultural organizations passing out information about their seasonal offerings.

At the former Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur location (101 W. Court Square), the Decatur Arts Alliance hosts the juried exhibit "The Book as Art 3.0: No Jacket Required."

More information: www.artdbf.com.

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