A juried fine arts festival in historic Downtown Decatur

Experience the Arts in North Alabama’s beautiful River City!

Plan now to join us in historic Downtown Decatur for the River Clay Fine Arts Festival! Scheduled for September 22 – 24, 2017, the festival will feature artists from North Alabama, the Southeast region and across the country. Experience Downtown Decatur as we celebrate the visual arts in all its forms.

Held on the 4th weekend in September of each year, River Clay Fine Arts Festival offers participating artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, to network and socialize with other artists, and to meet arts patrons from across the region. In addition to visiting with outstanding artists, arts patrons and other attendees will enjoy art demonstrations, musical performances, children’s activities and much, much more. River Clay Fine Arts Festival will truly offer something for everyone!

Mark your calendar today. We look forward to welcoming you to Decatur and River Clay Fine Arts Festival in September!


Decatur City Hall Campus
402 Lee Street NE
Decatur, AL 35602


Festival Schedule

Friday | September

River Clay Rendezvous
An Arts Patron Preview Party*

5 pm – 9 pm
$50 per ticket – Includes weekend admission to festival

Saturday | September

Artist Market

9 am – 5 pm
$5/weekend pass**

Sunday | September

Artist Market

10 am – 4 pm
$5/weekend pass**

* Our River Clay Rendezvous Arts Patron Preview Party offers patrons the opportunity to visit with artists and view available artwork before the Festival opens to the public.

** Children 12 and under admitted to festival at no charge. Must be accompanied by an adult.

River Clay Rendezvous

River Clay Rendezvous

An Arts Patron Preview Party

River Clay Fine Arts Festival kicks off on Friday, September 22, 2015 with River Clay Rendezvous – An Arts Patron Preview Party!

River Clay’s opening night event offers attendees the FIRST opportunity to browse the River Clay Artist Market… which means the first chance to purchase as well. In addition, attendees will enjoy music and great food provided by several local restaurants.

Rendezvous Details

River Clay Rendezvous Tickets

Tickets are $50 each! Reserve your spot today by emailing your contact info along with the number of tickets requested to or contact River Clay Treasurer Noel King at 256.303.1177, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center at 256.341.0562.


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River Clay Fine Arts Festival Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority
The Decatur Daily
McComm Group, Inc.

Made possible, in part, by generous grants from

Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Sexton Foundation

Corporate Sponsors

100.3FM The River
Academy Sports and Outdoors
Carnegie Visual Arts Center
Elite Equipment Services
Fite Building Company
King Insurance Agency
Harris, Caddell and Shanks, PC