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Quality of Life

        Quality of Life

                 Captivating Culture, Arts & Entertainment

                                                                                •   On Stage Atlanta, in Decatur. This professional
                                                                                 theater ensemble has been producing
                                                                                 compelling, relevant and entertaining theatrical
                                                                                 productions in Atlanta since 1971.
                                                                                •   Porter Sanford III Performing Arts &
                                                                                 Community Center, located in the historic
                                                                                 Candler Road district of Decatur. This 500-
                                                                                 seat theater brings diverse programming to
                                                                                 southern DeKalb County.
                                                                                •   Rail Arts District (RAD), at the rail line where
                                                                                 Avondale Estates meets Decatur. This collection
                                                                                 of art studios and shops is a great place to
                                                                                 find pottery making, glass blowing, paper arts,
                                                                                 leather crafts, sewing and more.
                                                                                •   Eddie’s Attic, in Decatur. Eddie’s Attic draws
                                                                                 both fans and artists from all over the world,
                                                                                 and continues to be one of the premier music
                                                            Spruill Gallery, Dunwoody  venues in the nation.

        DeKalb County is one of the most ethnically diverse in
        the Southeast. More than 64 languages are spoken in DeKalb
        County by residents who hail from across the globe. This diversity
        has given DeKalb County a rich and varied cultural environment,
        including art centers, museums, theaters, and other attractions.

           A sampling of the cultural assets in DeKalb   •   Fernbank Museum of Natural History in
        County include:                      Decatur. Explore ancient fossils, science
        •   ART Station in historic Stone Mountain   interactives, and the largest dinosaurs ever
         Village. This multi-disciplinary arts center is   discovered, all at this family-friendly museum
         home to its own professional equity theatre   where science, culture, and nature come alive.
         company, five art galleries, a cabaret theatre   •   Fernbank Science Center in Decatur. Explore
         presenting Atlanta’s music legends, two gift   our world and the universe itself at Fernbank
         shops, and space for arts classes.  Forest and the Fernbank Observatory, which
        •   Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, housed in a   houses the largest telescope in the Southeast.
         Gothic-Tudor style mansion built in 1920 by   •   Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
         Coca-Cola heir Charles Howard Candler near   (MJCCA) in Dunwoody. Theatre and art that
         Decatur. Callanwolde offers concerts, gallery   reflect history and Jewish life are mainstays at
         exhibitions, and outreach programs in addition   MJCCA, as well as fitness, wellness, and sports
         to classes in visual, literary, and performing arts.  programs for members.
        •   Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory   •   Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in
         University in Decatur. This museum has the   Brookhaven. This museum houses a collection
         Southeast’s largest collection of ancient art,   of Japanese porcelain from the 17th-20th
         with objects from ancient Egypt, Africa, Greece,   century, and nearly 700 drawings, prints, and
         Rome, the Near East, Asia, and Americas.  paintings from 19th-20th century France.

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