River Clay Fine Arts Festival | Decatur, Alabama

The River Clay Fine Arts Festival, a juried arts festival in northern Alabama.

This post is sponsored by the Decatur Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

This past weekend I attended the River Clay Fine Arts Festival. This was the second year that I have headed up the road to nearby Decatur, Alabama for this event.

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The River Clay Fine Arts Festival is held every year on the 4th weekend of September near downtown Decatur. Artists come from all over to participate in this juried event.

Walking through the festival and going from tent to tent, I was amazed at the skill involved creating of all the things that I saw. There were paintings and jewelry, metal works and porcelain. Just about everything you can imagine is represented in this festival.

The River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

You’ll find pottery that is simple and lovely.

The River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama | Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Pottery by John Sellberg

You’ll also find pottery that is detailed and exquisite.

The River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama | Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Pottery by Larry Allen

I can spend hours and hours walking through and visiting each tent. Listening to the stories of the artists. How they got started with their craft, what goes into making the beautiful pieces that they bring to the show. Sharing the passion they have and what they are saying with their art.

The River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

But this festival isn’t just for the adults. It inspires budding artists to venture out and express themselves with what they draw, paint, create.

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Not only do area students have their art highlighted in a special exhibit, but there’s activities that go on for the kids to actively participate in getting creative right there on the spot.

The River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama | Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Face painting by “Faces by Babette”

Last year I did quite a bit of early holiday shopping. There were so many things that I just adored and immediately had people come to mind. This year was no different.

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Wearable art by Kami Watson Studio
The River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama | Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Fiber Arts by Ladonna Sy
The River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama | Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Art by Chris Wade | Ethereal Geometry

I invite you to come on out to Decatur, Alabama next year in September and visit the River Clay Fine Arts Festival. There’s a good chance you will find me sitting at the long table under the shade trees, enjoying a frozen coffee pop.

The River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To learn more about the River Clay Fine Arts Festival and all of the artists that participated, visit them at the links below.

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Find out more about events and activities in the area by visiting the Decatur Morgan Tourism at the following locations:

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