(Photo of DBF by Timothy J. Carroll)
In 2013, AJC DBF is launching art|DBF, an arts and culture showcase within the festival. art|DBF recognizes that a vibrant, creative, and economically thriving community can be achieved by elevating the value and visibility of the arts — literary, visual, and performing; increasing accessibility, public involvement, and attendance; and working to ensure the long-term sustainability of arts organizations. This year AJC DBF has invited a diverse group of arts organizations to engage our imaginations with stories, ideas, performances, installations, films, music, artwork, and photographs in order to connect our citizens more broadly with the arts and cultural opportunities in their local community. Participants include Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Art Papers, Burnaway, Dashboard Co-op, FilmLove, Flux Projects, gloATL, High Museum of Art, The Lucky Penny, Museum of Design Atlanta, MOCA GA, Serenbe Playhouse, Soul Food Cypher, Straw Hat Press, Staib Dance, Theatrical Outfit, WonderRoot, among many others. What will result from this meetup between authors, poets, publishers, readers, bookstores and visual/performing artists, photographers, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers? Conversation. Collaboration. Activation. Creation. Transformation. Celebration.