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Things to do around Atlanta for Wednesday, May 9

The middle of the week has arrived, so The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found things to do in Atlanta for anyone looking for some hump day reprieve. 

Here are today’s highlights from around town. 


Back for its third straight year, Paint Duluth 3 is an event where artists come to capture what they see with the stroke of a brush. Beginning today, the five-day gathering will help folks break free from the confines of an indoor studio, and instead, create art while painting outside (or as they say in French, en pléin air), just as the impressionists did. The event is hosted by 2 Smith Art Gallery, with a one-day workshop taught by nationally known artist David Boyd. Participation is limited to 100 artists.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. $150. 3150 Main Street, Duluth. 404-314-3669, paintduluth.com 


The Center for Civil and Human Rights shines the light on Atlanta’s youth—and their artistic talents used to drive change. During the event, Awoken, the artwork of high school students will be on full display. With their paintings, graphic design, photography, and sculptures in full view, these young artists will showcase their work, which is inspired by social justice. 

6-9 p.m. Free; all ages. 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta. 678-999-8990, civilandhumanrights.org 

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Grab a spot during lunchtime on the square in downtown Decatur, and enjoy the Americana sounds of Dusty Roads. The local band will perform a stream of bluegrass and country tunes, creating an ideal outdoor, relaxed vibe. Atlanta musician John Mickelson formed the band in 2014, but despite its local ties, the group doesn’t shy away from showing off global musical influences (Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Irving Berlin) during its performances. 

12-1 p.m. Free. The Square East Ponce de Leon Avenue at East Court Square Decatur. 404-371-9583

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