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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Announces Third Annual Arts in Community Grants

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Athens, GA – In an effort to promote creative placemaking in the Athens community, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites local organizations, groups, and artists to submit applications for its third annual Arts in Community Grants competition. The deadline for application submissions is Friday, February 26, 2016. Grants will support projects or events in… 

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Is an Athens Art Walk in Our Future?

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm

By Rob White In the midst of the excitement over what possibilities Athens’ public art master plan may bring, it’s important to remember that the plan isn’t just about building something new. The public art master plan is also an effort to find ways to better utilize and spread awareness and appreciation for existing public… 

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An Athens public art roundtable discussion about murals

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm

During the last visit to Athens in early December 2015, Todd Bressi, Public Art Master Plan Consultant with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, hosted a conversation centered around murals in urban and suburban environments. We met at Creature Comforts, so amidst the sound of brewing and the sweet malt smell, a small group of mural artists… 

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Visiting Artist Matthew Mazzotta Presents: The Architecture of Space

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm

by Rob White The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission welcomed its second visiting artist, Matthew Mazzotta, as part of the public art master plan process. Mazzotta received a Masters of Science in Visual Studies at MIT and has spent much of his career using art to provoke discussion about public space. Matthew’s lecture was on Wednesday,… 

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The Steering Committee Discusses a Public Art Ecosystem in Athens

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 1:38 pm

by Rob White The Steering Committee for the Public Art Master Plan convened once again on the evening of December 1, 2015 to discuss the state of the process. Master Planner Todd Bressi took a moment to address that week’s plan of holding Outdoor Living Room art installations with visiting artist Matthew Mazzotta, as well… 

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