Plein Art Paint Out
The Plein Art Paint Out is a Painting Competition and Art Sale held in conjunction
with the Sculpture Tour unveiling. Artists are invited to paint up to two canvases
of scenic, historic Downtown Decatur. Paintings are judged and offered for sale.
Friday, June 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Judging will occur at 3:30 PM, winners will be announced at 4:00 PM. Paintings will be on display 4:00 - 6:00 PM, and offered for sale, if the artist chooses. Artwork must remain on display until 6:00 PM, even if sold.
Download the Registration
- 1st place - $250
- 2nd place - $150
- 3rd place - $100
Children's Chalk Walk
The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop invites children to add to the artistic flair of the day.
Friday, June 9, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Experience Decatur’s rich heritage as the birthplace and boyhood home of David Smith,
widely heralded as the greatest American sculptor of the 20th century.
Decatur is also the hometown of preeminent American sculptor Ralph Hurst. Two of
his works are on permanent display in Decatur’s Adams Public Library, and one at
the Adams County Museum.
June 9, 2017
The 2017 Decatur Sculpture Tour kicks off Friday, June 9, 2017. New sculptures will
be unveiled at 6 p.m. with 20 artists on hand to explain their work. Enjoy the works
though our guided tour or download the free “Otocast” app to you smartphone and
enjoy the tour at your own pace. The Wine Tasting is back this year along with our
wonderful food vendors. Please come and meet the artists, enjoy artistic expression,
and vote for People’s Choice in Decatur’s historic downtown.
2016 People’s Choice Award Winner “The Neighborhood”
by artist Gary Hovey of New Knoxville, Ohio
2016 Unveiling of I Know How This Ends; I Read the
Book" by artist Lawrence "Doc" Weidman, Decatur, Indiana.
The installation and unveiling for the 2017 sculptures will be Friday, June 9 during
a downtown celebration. The unveiling ceremony includes a guided tour and comments
by artists. As a 10-month exhibit, visitors are welcome to return and use the audio
tour or brochures listing the sculptures in specially-marked Decatur Sculpture Tour
New for the 2017-2018 exhibition, visitors can download a free App on their smartphone
and listen to the artists as they tour the sculptures. The service is Otocast and
can be found in the App Store. The audio and walking tour maps will be available
beginning June 9. The unveiling and other events will be held at the Courthouse
Square in Downtown Decatur. The art exhibit is free and parking is plentiful.
Create Your Own Sculpture
2016 APLS Children's Sculpture Creation
The Adams Public Library System is sponsoring a hands-on Sculpture Creation Activity.
Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to create their own sculpture! Everything
is provided, the event is offered free of charge.
Friday, June 9, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
APLS Decatur, 128 S 3rd Street, Decatur, IN 46733
Local brewers and wine makers will be on hand with samples of their hard work!
$20 donation = 10 tastes & glass
$25 donation = 15 tastes & glass
Friday, June 9, 5:00 -8:00 PM
On Madison at 2nd.
Tickets on sale before the event at Complete Printing. Available on the day of the
event at the tent. Announcement of Sweet and Dry wine winners, 8:00 PM.
Local favorites and all the festival food you would expect beginning at 4:00 PM.