The weekend – Arts, looking forward to the Fourth

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2014
Photo: Jonathan Phillips The mural at the corner of N. Candler and E. Howard in Decatur on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
The mural at the corner of N. Candler and E. Howard in Decatur on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

It’s the weekend before the Fourth of July, and the list of events advertised by the cities of Decatur and Avondale Estates are running pretty thin.

Two local arts groups will have the calendar all to themselves.

Skwhirlhaus, an arts cooperative based in Kirkwood, will present “Galatea”, an interactive experience that promises a fusion of art and technology. The event description says, “An interactive wireless electromyography suit creates the soundtrack as performers move and rest in this re-imagining of the ancient Galatea/Pygmalion myth. Muscle movement, brain waves, and heart rate captured by the biofeedback suit influence performers’ choices in real time, persuading audiences to consider the computer/human relationship both literally and philosophically.” The show runs Friday and Saturday night. The doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm. They won’t be selling tickets, but will be accepting donations. To learn more, click here.

Another event being held in Decatur will be a fusion of art and a scavenger hunt. The 2nd Annual Great Decatur Art Hunt will begin at noon on June 28. Participants will be invited to follow clues on Twitter and Instagram to collect one of the dozens of pieces the artists are hiding in the city. To find the clues, just search for the hashtag #freeartdecatur on Twitter and Instagram.

Avondale Estates Farmers Market is held each Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm at the parking lot of Little Tree Art Studios located at 2846 Franklin St.

Both Avondale and Decatur are getting ready for their Fourth of July celebrations. Avondale is gearing up for an all-day celebration, with a parade in the morning and fireworks over the lake that night. For more information, click here.

Decatur will hold its parade at 6 pm, followed by fireworks at 9 pm. For more information, click here.

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