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New ACAC Members!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce our new members, Deborah Gonzalez and Darcie St. Onge. Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is a former Georgia state representative (HD117), attorney, and arts advocate. She has spent many years promoting and protecting the work of artists and art collectors, museums and community arts organizations. Understanding that there… 

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Hot Corner Mural on the cover of Flagpole!

Read all about Athens’ newest mural in this week’s Flagpole Magazine! 


Hot Corner Mural Update!

As of Thursday, May 30, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) secured a new location for the Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy mural at 133 E. Washington Street–one block from the Morton Theatre. Thanks to the tenacity of ACAC volunteers, ACC staff, Mayor Kelly Girtz, elected ACC commissioners, and concerned citizens, preparation of the mural… 

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Hot Corner Mural Updates

left: Elio Mercado in progress, top middle: Mercado, bottom middle: Broderick Flanigan with one of his murals (photo by Nik Nerburn), right: Mercado’s Hot Corner Mural concept sketch   The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce that preparation and installation of a new mural, Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy, on the east side… 

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Cooperative Extension Service Center + Fire Station #2 Artists Selected

Concept drawings of Hale/McCarron’s “Origins” and Hussey’s “Hero’s Path”    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the selected artists for two new SPLOST-funded public art projects on Cleveland Road. Athens-based artists David Hale and Peter James McCarron will create a sculptural work, “Origins,” for the new Cooperative Extension Service Center. Aaron… 

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FREE Screening: Minding the Gap

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission presents a FREE screening of the film Minding the Gap as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Athens-Clarke County Library on Sunday, April 14 at 3:30PM. Following a screening, producer Diane Quon will participate in a discussion with the audience. ABOUT THE FILM: Welcome… 

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2019 Arts in Community Grant Recipients

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Arts in Community Grant competition. Classic City Wax: Vol. One (a local hip hop compilation LP), LatinxFest, and the Athens Rising: Panel Series will each receive a $1500 grant. “From live performance to permanent art installations, Arts in Community Grants are… 

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Public Feedback on Jackson Street Art Walk

The ACC SPLOST committee is currently accepting comments from the public regarding SPLOST 2020 project proposals. The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites the public to give feedback on their current proposal to create a Jackson Street Art Walk. The Jackson Street Art Walk project includes planning, design and construction of street and pedestrian improvements between… 

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Hot Corner Muralist Announced

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the selected artist for the upcoming Hot Corner Mural (to be completed on the side of the Morton Building this June). Of over 40 applicants from around the country, our selection panel (comprised of community members with past or present ties to Hot Corner and its… 

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Southern Circuit Screening: 306 Hollywood

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission presents a FREE screening of the film 306 Hollywood with writer/editor Nyneve Minnear as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Cine Lab on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3 PM. Following the screening of the film, Minnear will participate in a discussion with the… 

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