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“Not enough going on”

Carnegie Visual Arts Center
Ranked #9 of 24 things to do in Decatur
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Decatur, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not enough going on”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I moved here 8 years ago and hoped there would be many museum activities. The Carnegie just does not have enough. They used to have 3rd Fridays with cocktails and art and that is not happening any longer. They need many more artists and variety. More eclectic is needed.

Visited May 2014
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Decatur, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great local art center with great events”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great little non-profit art center that is extremely involved in activities in downtown Decatur, AL, such as the Carnegie Carnival celebration during Mardi Gras. The facility hosts various art exhibits throughout the year. Memberships are encouraged and donations are accepted.

Visited April 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice art”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This was a seasonal art show with 73 watercolor painitings.
We really enjoyed stopping here. It was free and I think it is almost always that way.

Visited April 2014
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Decatur, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Local Art Museum”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

This place was formerly the local Carnegie library and is now an art center, museum, classroom, etc. They usually have exhibits of local artists that change every couple of months. A recent one figured a series of oils by a local artist of 51 prominent area resident's hands. Many were shown holding something used in their profession or hobby. This may not sound exciting but it was very well done.

At other times there will art or music classes or shows. It is worth spending am hour or so to see what the current showing is. In February or March they will have a Mardi Gras show and party.

Admission is usually free for the shows but a donation is requested.

Visited January 2014
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Decatur, Alabama
2 reviews
“One of Decatur's treasures”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

So impressed with the exhibitions I've seen at the Carnegie, great for a city the size of Decatur.
The staff was very helpful and friendly and the space is very well maintained.

Visited December 2013
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