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Clayton Street Survey

Written on March 11, 2018 at 4:39 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is considering a public art project for the Clayton Street Improvement Project (TSPLOST #9) to enhance and attract people to the downtown district. Your input is important in helping to make this public art project one that visually represents and uplifts our community. This survey will only take a few… 

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Seeking New Commission Members!

Written on January 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm, by

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!

Written on January 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm, by

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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Call For Entries: The Lyndon House Arts Center 43rd Juried Exhibition

Written on January 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm, by

The 43rd Juried Exhibition Online Entry Form is Live! Visit – to fill out your artwork submission information. Please remember that your submission is not complete until you bring your artworks to the Arts Center on  Submission Days: Thursday, January 25, 1 – 8 PM and  Friday, January 26, 10 – 4 PM  Drop off up… 

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Happy Holidays from ACAC!

Written on December 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm, by

  From all of us at the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, we will you all a safe and happy holiday season!

Art Decko Announces Artists for Downtown Public Art Project

Written on December 4, 2017 at 9:38 am, by

In collaboration with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) and the Athens Downtown Development Authority (ADDA), the Athens Area Arts Council (AAAC) is reviving Art Decko, a public art project that promotes creativity in unexpected places. Launched over a decade ago, the first installment of Art Decko featured panels designed by art classes at various… 

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AICG Recipient: Athens Choral Society Performs Dec 5th!

Written on November 30, 2017 at 11:41 am, by

On Tuesday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m. Arts In Community Grant winner, the Athens Choral Society, will present its fall concert “Angels Everywhere.” The concert will feature Sarah Quartel’s “Snow Angel” and will feature choreography and dancers from DanceFX, narration, piano, cello and choir. Sarah Quartel says “the work asks the listener to see the… 

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Monochromatic Party for ART DECKO!

Written on October 30, 2017 at 7:25 pm, by

  NOVEMBER 4 @ Go Bar 8PM – 2PM! Dress up in garments of your favorite color for a Monochromatic Party! There will also be dancing with DJ MAHOGANY, face and body painting, and a  Tarot and Turkish coffee readings! $5 · Event proceeds benefit ART DECKO, a public art project organized by the Athens… 

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Arts In Community Grant Recipient: 2017 WILD RUMPUS

Written on October 19, 2017 at 3:26 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission awarded an Arts In Community Grant to the Wild Rumpus earlier this year! Visit to view the full schedule for this unique Athens spectacle then be sure to join us in the parade!

Rails-to-Trails Artist Selected!

Written on October 3, 2017 at 11:17 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the selection for our Rail-to-Trail public art project. Local sculptor, Richard Herzog’s “Trail Blossoms” was chosen by a selection panel (made up of ACC Commissioners, Leisure Services representatives and community members) out of over a dozen proposals from all over the country. “Trail Blossoms” will be… 

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