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Carnegie Carnival Is Positively Fun!

In 2012, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center presented Decatur’s first Mardi Gras-style celebration with the “Carnegie Carnival.” Charter members created a season that spans from Carnival Petition to the King and Queen to open the royal season to Twelfth Night in January to candidate events and culminates with the Carnegie Carnival parades, always held on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday.

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The Jones Family Is Positively Loving Decatur!

All of my travels, far and wide, finally led me back to North Alabama, where I belong. It’s here in Decatur that my wife from Arizona and my kids from California have finally found their roots. Decatur, Alabama, is our home now, and we positively love it.

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River Clay Fine Arts Festival Is Positively Educational!


River Clay Fine Arts Festival is Positively Educational!

The Positively Decatur team is please to have Stevi Price, the immediate past president of the River Clay Fine Arts board of directors, share her perspective as an educator.

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The River Clay Fine Arts Festival (RCFAF) has evolved into an amazing arts centered event in Decatur, AL! RCFAF brings together people from across the region to celebrate visual arts in all its forms.

The juried fine arts festival includes an artist market featuring local and national artists, children’s art activities, student art exhibits and much, much more.

In addition to experienced artists, the festival celebrates up-and-coming artists from local schools. This year we were pleased to provide $7,500 worth of funding towards art initiatives within districts, public and private, throughout Decatur City and Morgan County. This is made available through an annual grant opportunity provided to our local art teachers.

“We are teaching the kids about this. They are going to remember, Decatur has always had River Clay!” – Mary H. Reed, Artist Liaison

In recent years we have had the opportunity to fund a wide variety of visual arts projects including stained glass, photography, pottery, a natural dye garden and more. The RCFAF grants provide a new and exciting way for our students to experience art and its diverse mediums. We celebrate these teachers and appreciate the work they do to cultivate tomorrow’s artists!


Stevi Price

Executive Director | Decatur City Schools Foundation

Stevi Price, of Decatur, AL, is the executive director of the Decatur City Schools Foundation
(DCSF). She earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Alabama in May of
2006. Upon graduation, she interned with Southern Living at Home and then began her
nonprofit career as an executive director for another local nonprofit. In March of 2013, Stevi
started working for DCSF and was later promoted to executive director.

Stevi serves as the Immediate Past President of the River Clay Fine Arts Foundation, Vice
President of the Decatur Youth Symphony, committee member of the Best & Brightest Initiative
and has co-chaired multiple committees for the Decatur-Morgan Hospital Foundation Guild. She
was recognized as the Associated Builders and Contractors of North Alabama’s 2016 and 2017
Excellence in Marketing Award Winner for project submissions on behalf of her husband Brandon’s
company. Stevi and Brandon stay busy raising their two children and enjoy all things outdoors!

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¡El Día de los Muertos Es Positivamente Tradicional!

La Cuidad de Decatur en Alabama se complace en anunciar que este año inauguramos la Celebración del Dia de Muertos. Dia de Muertos, también conocido como el día de Las Almas, es un día festivo mexicano donde las familias le dan la bienvenida a las almas de sus seres queridos fallecidos para una reunión breve que incluye comida, bebidas y celebración.

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Día de los Muertos Is Positively Traditional!

The City of Decatur, Ala. is pleased to announce its inaugural Día de los Muertos celebration! Día de los Muertos, also known as “The Day of The Dead” or “All Souls Day,” is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration.

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Carson Campbell Is Positively Talented!

Carnegie Hall in New York is one of the most sought-after venues for performers worldwide, and Decatur's own Carson Campbell earned that honor! Carson is a highly talented pianist who won this prestigious opportunity through a competition hosted by the Gulf Coast Steinway Society.

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River Clay Fine Arts Festival Is Positively Wonderful!

Every year residents of Decatur that love the Arts, and those who simply love a wonderful time, attend River Clay Fine Arts Festival! Held on the third full weekend of October, the festival offers families and arts patrons the opportunity to visit with artists, purchase art, create art, and more.

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