In collaboration with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) and the Athens Downtown Development Authority (ADDA), the Athens Area Arts Council (AAAC) is reviving an original Arts Council project that promotes public art in unexpected places. Launched over a decade ago, the first installment of ‘Art Decko’ featured panels designed by art classes at various local elementary, middle, and high schools. The material lifespan of the original Art Decko panels has ended, and they are currently being donated back to the participating schools.

For this second installment of ‘Art Decko’, we are seeking eight artists to create original paintings on 4′ x 8′ wood panels, which will be hung indefinitely in the stairwell of the College Avenue Parking Deck. Panels will be provided, and the selected artists will be compensated.

This opportunity is open to artists living in Athens-Clarke County or surrounding counties. Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of representatives from the AAAC, ACAC and ADDA. All themes and styles will be considered, and applicants may submit as many design ideas as they wish.

The call for artists is now open! Interested artists MUST complete the proposal form and design template available at

Deadline to Submit Proposals: November 1st, 2017
Decision Notifications: December 1st, 2017
Project Deadline: Finished panels due March 15th, 2018

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