Call for Artists: Bus Shelters!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites artists (or teams) to submit designs for bus shelter art that will be fabricated as part of a new bus shelter(s) within the Athens Transit System. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and government staff to create public art that enhances the local transportation system and… 

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Juneteenth Celebration @ West Broad Farmers Market

Join us this Saturday for the 4th annual Juneteenth Celebration! Juneteenth is an African-American holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in Texas and across the South. Each year the Athens Land Trust marks this occasion by hosting a Juneteenth celebration at the West Broad Farmers Market. This year, this event is a recipient of one… 

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Southern Circuit Dates

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has confirmed the dates for our Southern Circuit screenings (films and screening locations TBA): September 16, 2018  October 21, 2018 November 11, 2018 February 24, 2019  March 24, 2019 April 14, 2019 For more information about Southern Circuit, click here. 

ACAC + Hot Corner To Receive NEA Grant

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has been awarded a $12,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is… 

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Harold Rittenberry Ribbon Cutting

Please join us for a ribbon cutting celebration for the newest addition to the Lyndon House Arts Center’s campus, the Harold Rittenberry Sculpture Garden Installation. Saturday, May 5th, 2-3 PM

2018 Arts In Community Grant Winners Announced!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Arts in Community Grant competition. The West Broad Farmers Market, Seat in the Shade Poetry Series, and Parkview Homes Community Center (in affiliation with The University of Georgia College of Education) will each receive a $1500 grant. West Broad Farmers Market… 

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ACAC + Southern Circuit!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce their acceptance as a Screening Partner for the 2018-2019 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers collaborates with a network of Screening Partner venues and filmmakers to share the transformative power of independent film with people in communities across the… 

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Art Decko Showcase @ Creature Comforts April 8th, 1-6 PM

Promoting creativity in unexpected places, Art Decko is a public art project featuring nine large-scale, 4’x8’ paintings commissioned to decorate the College Avenue Parking Deck in downtown Athens. The project seeks to introduce visitors to several of the talented artists who call Athens home, all while beautifying a utilitarian space. Creature Comforts will host an… 

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Seeking New Commission Members!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill 3-year volunteer positions! The mission of the ACAC is to foster the development and enjoyment of performing, visual, cultural, and other arts in the Athens-Clarke County community; to make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission on development and promotion of practices and policies… 

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2018 Arts In Community Grants!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce our fifth annual Arts in Community Grants competition.  Communities across our nation are engaging artists and designers to enhance their neighborhoods and public spaces with projects, events, and activities that serve to boost the quality of local life, increase arts education and arts industry, and establish… 

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