Is that a FIGMENT of your imagination? Join us 8/1

16660549296_9037a6df85_zWhy yes it is this Saturday from 10am to 1pm on the quad at Agnes Scott College.

FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For the first time ever, for one day only, we will transform the center quad of the Agnes Scott College campus into a large-scale collaborative artwork, and then it’s gone, without a trace.

Art and activities in every imaginable medium available – especially the art and activities that YOU bring! Here are images of FIGMENT in other cities across the nation.

Please bring your own refillable water bottle. We’ll have water on site but absolutely nothing is for sale at FIGMENT – it is a gift for the community to enjoy and participate in (and did I mention FREE??)

Saturday August 1, 10am to 1pm, Agnes Scott college campus in Decatur

Here are descriptions of what participants can expect:

May I See Your Papers, Please? By Beacon Dance (Dance) – Performance scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

The Paper Project, is an experimental installation and performance work bringing together multiple art forms to address the core theme of identity.  In May I see your papers, please?, 5 movement artists will engage and entertain during the course of this 20 minute work.  Audiences will participate in a variety of ways in the performance, and will contribute to the performance sound score as well as the thematic content of the movement vocabulary.

Trapezoid by Jay Myers (Visual Art)

The project has two 3’x4′ panels, one of which is an interactive magnetic board which allows participants to manipulate words on the panel.

The Soapbox by Jessica Seales (Installation/Performance)

The project is a roughly 3 1/2 feet wide by 2 1/2 feet tall wooden box, built to stand alone and support a person’s weight. The box is painted with the word “SOAP” on all sides (like a traditional soapbox) and has a small megaphone chained to it (so the megaphone doesn’t disappear). The goal of the project is to encourage people to use the soapbox for whatever topic they see fit – serious, silly, happy, sad, etc – to tell their story.

Tell Me Who I Am…A 50 Year Journey by Christy Amador (Visual Art)

I’m a Woman, Artist, Professional, wife and mom who is quickly approaching 50 and I still don’t really know who I am. I will actually encourage visitors to become my “mirror” by inviting them to ask me ANY 3 questions and using that information to paint their perception of me on a large “canvas” (4’ x 8” piece of plywood, on a secure stand). It will initially painted white, with a simple, life-sized silhouette/outline of me, and I will be seated next to it (wearing something monochromatic).

JoeKingATL by Joe Dreher (Visual Art)

Participants will have the opportunity to crown themselves with the joekingatl crown with this interactive sculpture and photo booth and can make a digital record of their participation in this event that will then be incorporated into a continually evolving project.

3D printed Spirograph by Decatur Makers (Activity)

Use an oversized 3D printed spirograph to make your own designs to take home.

Cornhole by Decatur Makers (Activity)

Play our trebuchet corn hole game.

Dance-A-Roke by Amanda Thompson (Dance)

You pick the song and dance out the lyrics. We provide fun props, costumes and music.

A Mad Tea Party by Casie Yoder (Activity)

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, there’s PLENTY of room at this tea party. Whether Dormouse, March Hare or Mad Hatter, you’ll pick a drinking vessel and engage in madness.

Eco Sculptures by Layi Taylor (Sculpture)

Eco-Sculptures, where others create sculptures from recyclable dry-cleaning hangers.

Abstract Foot Art by Layi Taylor (Visual Art)

Use shoe covers and water colour paints to create abstract art on a large canvas.

Peacock Tail by John D’ski (Visual Art)

This poor peacock needs some new tail feathers. Draw them!

Maze of Dreams by Planners (Activity)

Think about a time you were lost, how did you find your way out? What alludes you? What is waiting in your imagination to be expressed? Walk through a life size maze of a wall of plastic ribbons and attach your answers/images/dreams to the walls. Read the answers of those that have gone before you.

Laugh with Me by Asif Lakhani (Performance)

Join in with Asif as he tells some hilarious jokes.

Update on City of Decatur Pools- Saturday, July 25

Please see the details below about the City of Decatur Pool schedule for Saturday, July 25  and please stand by for updates:


Ebster Pool- Closed

Glenlake Pool- will open at 2:30pm today.

McKoy Pool – Closed

If you have additional aquatic questions in regard to the schedule please call (404) 377-7231.



Fourth Thursday Bright at Night Walk is July 23

June Walkers

June Walkers

Join the Pedestrian committee of the Active Living Board for a fun “Bright at Night” walk around Decatur on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center  for a 3-mile walk through South Decatur neighborhoods.

Walkers receive a free Bright at Night light to wear when it gets darker.

If it is raining,  we will walk the track inside the gym.

Walk There! Decatur

Decatur Third Friday Bike Ride This Friday

July bike ride 3Join Decatur Active Living for a FUN bike ride this Friday, July 17th at 6:30 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street for this all-levels 5-6 mile ride. No one will be left behind. We will visit a Decatur watering hole for refreshments after the ride. Parking is available behind the Decatur Library, but we are only a short hop from the Decatur MARTA Station.

Please wear a helmet!! No ride if raining.

Team Decatur Kick-off is Tonight!!

Join us for the Team Decatur Kick-off and Health Expo tonight from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center. Learn about Team Decatur, Meet Mayor Baskett and Olympian Jeff Galloway and hang out with Doc Broc! Exercise, win prizes, try out Tai Chi and Yoga, get a mini massage, learn about healthy eating and have FUN!! The event tonight kicks off the eight week training program -pick up a schedule of training walks and runs at the event.

Did I mention you may win a great prize??

Here are some folks having fun at the 2014 Kick-off event:

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Team Decatur was formed in 2010 to take part in the KP Corporate Run/Walk 5k held in downtown Atlanta in September. This year’s event will be held on the evening of September 24th. Team Decatur members gather in the team tent at the event and  enjoys food (from Zest) and beverages (from UJoint and Oakhurst Market) after the race. Great time, meet new friends, get exercise and build community. Team Decatur is an exercise in FUN and FITNESS!

More information at

Healthy Monday: Change Your Brain

save your brain

Team Decatur Kick-off in This Week’s Champion!



Thanks to The Champion News for supporting Team Decatur!! Join us on Tuesday, July 14th for the annual Team Decatur Kick-off Event, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street. Ride your bike over and have it registered with the Decatur Police Department. More info


Market to Table Cooking Class at Souper Jenny

SJ Market to Table ClassOn Wednesday, July 15, Souper Jenny Executive Chef Jessica Hanners will present a Market to Table cooking class at the Decatur store.

The evening starts at 5:30 with a glass of wine followed by a shopping trip to the Decatur Farmers Market. Participants will return to Souper Jenny’s where Chef Jessica will cook for the group using her market purchases while sharing her insights on how to shop local, what produce to buy in this season and how to use what you’ve purchased in recipes for the home!  A true hands on experience for those looking to shop local & create delicious summer dishes!

Cost of the class is $60. Dinner, wine, and desserts will be served. Everyone will be eligible to win cookbooks. Each guest will receive a $5.00 voucher to use at a future visit to the Decatur Farmers Market.

Call the store to make a reservation – 404.378.1500 – or register online at and click “SHOP” on the selection menu.

Ride Your Bike to Team Decatur Kick-off!!

Team Decatur Kickoff Bike Registration

Team Decatur Kick-off is July 14th!!


Join Decatur Active Living for the annual Team Decatur Kick-off and Health Expo. You can participate in exercise, have your photo taken with TapSnap, meet Olympian Jeff Galloway and Mayor Jim Baskett, win prizes, and more!

NEW! Ride your bike to the event and have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. They will be outside in a tent ready to register your bike. There is no cost.

The event is from 5:30 – 67:30 pm at Decatur Recreation Center. For more information on Team Decatur, visit


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