River Clay 2021 - October 16-17

A juried fine arts festival in historic Downtown Decatur

River Clay returns in 2021!

New Dates:
October 15-17, 2021

Application Deadline:
June 10, 2021

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 October 15-17, 2021, 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.

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 October!


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

2021 Festival Schedule

Friday | October

River Clay Rendezvous
An Arts Patron Preview Party*

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

Saturday | October

Artist Market

9 am – 5 pm
$5/weekend pass**

Sunday | October

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, October 15, 2021 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.

River Clay Rendezvous Tickets

Tickets are $50 each!

Tickets are limited and include admission to the festival on Saturday and Sunday. More information about Rendezvous coming soon.


2019 River Clay Fine Arts Festival Sponsors

River Clay is Presented by

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

River Clay Curators

King Insurance Agency
Alabama Media Group
Barney and Noel Lovelace
Bank Independent
Alabama Center for the Arts
Carnegie Visual Arts Center
Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
Decatur Morgan County Tourism
Noel King
Lynn and Anne Fowler
Nick and Julia Roth