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Bus Shelter Info Session

Written on July 13, 2018 at 9:33 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, along with the SPLOST and Transit departments, will be hosting an online webinar on Wednesday, July 18th at 4:30PM to answer questions about the current artist call for new bus shelters. Links to join the webinar will be posted on athensculturalaffairs.org as well as their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds…. 

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Unveiling for Trail Blossom at Dudley Park

Written on July 11, 2018 at 3:46 pm, by

The unveiling of Richard Herzog’s “Trail Blossoms” will be at Dudley Park, Friday, July 27th, 7-8:30PM. This sculpture is the latest public art collaboration between the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission’s, Athens-Clarke County’s Public Art Master Plan, SPLOST and a citizens’ user group. There will be ice cream (from Lil’ Ice Cream Dude), music by local… 

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Call for Qualifications for Clayton Street Project

Written on July 11, 2018 at 3:12 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a resume and portfolio to be considered for the position of public artist for TSPLOST Project #9 Downtown Transportation Improvements Program for Clayton Street. The selected artist will facilitate the development of a comprehensive and coordinated public art plan for the Project and carry… 

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A Seat In The Shade Poetry Series

Written on July 11, 2018 at 9:46 am, by

The summer poetry series “A Seat in the Shade” kicks off this month with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia’s poet laureate. Hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education, the weekly readings kick off Wednesday, July 11, and continue July 18 and 25. The final performance… 

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Southern Circuit Films Announced

Written on June 22, 2018 at 12:49 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has confirmed the dates + films for our Southern Circuit screenings (screening locations TBA): September 16, 2018 – Sadie October 21, 2018 – Man Made November 11, 2018 – Chasing Portraits February 24, 2019 – 306 Hollywood March 24, 2019 – Hale County This Morning, This Evening April 14, 2019… 

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Call for Artists: Bus Shelters!

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm, by

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

Written on June 12, 2018 at 1:49 pm, by

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

Written on May 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm, by

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

Written on May 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm, by

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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Our New Members!

Written on May 7, 2018 at 2:58 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Beatrice Brown and Jennie Cain. Beatrice Brown is a consultant with a background in science and social justice. As a biochemist and medical researcher in the field of cancer diagnostics, Beatrice traveled nationally and internationally teaching state-of-the art diagnostic, and biotechnology… 

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