The Decatur Arts Festival starts at 11 a.m. Sunday wraps up around 6 p.m. Here are five interesting shows and events you should check out. For a full program, go to the arts festival website at www.decaturartsfestival.com.
1. DeKalb History Center. This building, also known as the old courthouse, holds three exhibitions you can enjoy in air-conditioned comfort: Highlights from the Guy Hayes photo collection of life in DeKalb County in the 1950s and '60s; artifacts and photos from Scottdale Mills (see accompanying photo); and a year-end retrospective by young artists at the Color Wheel, a children's art studio in Decatur.
2. Aussie blues: Geoff Achison comes from Australia, but that hasn't stopped him from winning the Albert King Award in Memphis and making Guitar Player magazine’s “Top 10 Hot New Guitarists” reader’s poll. He and the Soul Diggers take the community bandstand stage at 4 p.m.
3. The Blacktop Circus takes audience suggestions and turns them into funny skits, songs and poems. This comedy group performs at 1 and 4:30 p.m. in the comedy tent on the Marta Plaza.
4. Night Driving in Small Towns is an acoustic group that actually comes from small towns in Georgia. They play at 12:30 p.m. at the Acoustic Palette Tent at 1 W. Court Square.
5. It's magic! Entertainer and magician Ken Scott has twice been voted Greater Atlanta Entertainer of the year. Her performs at noon in the Literary Arts Tent on the Old Courthouse Lawn.