The Book as Art: Illuminated


Karen Kunc

The Book as Art: Illuminated

The annual The Book as Art exhibition presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance is the most intriguing event on their calendar.

Art Books, or Artists’ Books, as they are sometimes called, use the form of book as their structure, function or inspiration. This juried show celebrates the book with a wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular work that challenges expectations.



Jan Dove

Fittingly, the 2017 Book as Art exhibition coincides with the annual Decatur Book Festival. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, August 25, seven to nine o’clock at The Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga.

The exhibition continues through September 29 during library hours with extended hours during the book festival, Saturday, Sept. 2 | 9 am-6 pm, Sunday, Sept. 3 | Noon-5 pm.

Please don’t miss white glove nights, Thursday, Sept. 7 and Sept. 21 | 7-9 pm. We’re putting away the “do not touch” signs. Volunteers will provide participants with white gloves allowing firsthand exploration of the books in the exhibition.



Kimberly McCarthy
Blue Ridge


You can learn more about the Decatur Arts Alliance, this exhibition, and the artists’ work here.



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2 Responses to The Book as Art: Illuminated

  1. James Diedrick says:

    What a great art form; thanks for posting this, Mary!

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