Projects

Play On, Athens!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is collaborating with the Athens Area Arts Council and Athens Area Habitat for Humanity on an exciting project that combines music and visual art, “Play On, Athens!” Inspired by similar programs nationwide, “Play On, Athens!” invites local artists to paint pianos (donated by community members and the Athens Area Habitat… 

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Call For Art: Music Walk of Fame

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists and designers to submit a proposal for public art on the Athens Music Walk of Fame (AMWF), in Athens, Georgia. This project requires a designed template that will be used for making bronze plaques about each inductee to the Athens Music Walk of Fame. The plaques… 

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Hot Corner Mural Complete + Ribbon Cutting Date Announced!

Many of you have noticed the new mural on Washington and Lumpkin Streets in Downtown Athens. The mural titled Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy was created by Miami based Elio Mercado along with Athens artist, Broderick Flanigan. Funding for this project was provided by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission with matching funds from an Art… 

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Jackson Street Art Walk for SPLOST 2020

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is excited to announce that our proposal for the Jackson Street Art Walk project has been included in the final list of SPLOST 2020 projects! This project will provide funding for capital improvements for street and pedestrian improvements to establish pedestrian‐oriented promenade(s) showcasing permanent and temporary artworks, to create a… 

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Classic City Wax Vol 1, Coming Soon + More AICG Recipient Updates!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission announced its 2019 Arts In Community grant recipients earlier this year: Classic City on Wax Vol 1, Athens Rising, and LatinxFest. Classic City on Wax: Vol 1 is a vinyl compilation with an all-star line-up of Athens-based hip-hop artists. This project will be Athens, Georgia’s first vinyl compilation focusing exclusively on… 

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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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