City Hall Lawn
Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
Deadline: June 14, 2023
Application fee: $40 Booth fee: $175
Located in the beautiful Tennessee Valley of north-central Alabama, Decatur is a fast-growing, burgeoning arts community and home to the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Alabama Center for the Arts, and the Princess Theatre. The festival site, located on the Decatur City Hall campus, is surrounded by Alabama’s largest Victorian historic district and a picturesque, revitalized downtown complete with numerous bistros, galleries, restaurants and unique retail boutiques.
The fast-growing city of Decatur is conveniently located midway between Nashville and Birmingham, just 10 minutes west of I-65. You'll find that River Clay is a great draw to patrons from all over North Alabama, including Huntsville which is home to NASA, Redstone Arsenal and numerous world-class technology/engineering firms and boasts the highest per-capita level of education and income in Alabama, just 25 minutes to the east.
Now scheduled in gorgeous mid-October each year. Our 2022 artists experienced beautifully COOL autumn temps and HOT pre-holiday sales by enthusiastic and engaged collectors!
For 8 years now, our participating artists report great sales, exceptional event organization and unparalleled volunteer assistance and community enthusiasm.
"Very professionally run from application, to set up, to load out. The artists are appreciated with an exceptional party with patrons, not to mention they provide us lunches! The art is exceptional, and show is well balanced... they appreciate fine art and artists!" ...
Roger Poer, Designs by R and R
"I just wanted to thank you for a great show this year. It was the best show I had, not only in sales, but in terms of ease of set up, helpfulness of the staff and just the general atmosphere of fun among both patrons and vendors. I look forward to River Clay every year and it is one of the very few shows I will travel out of town to do anymore. You all make it a pleasure to be a part of the River Clay Experience!" ...
David Byland, Bison Ridge Leather