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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 wildrumpus.org 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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‘Art Decko’ Call for Artists

Written on September 17, 2017 at 3:37 pm, 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 an original Arts Council project that promotes public art in unexpected places. Launched over a decade ago, the first installment of ‘Art Decko’… 

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Fundraiser for ‘Art Decko’

Written on August 9, 2017 at 11:21 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is partnering with the Athens Area Arts Council and the Athens Downtown Development Authority to revamp their ‘Art Decko’ Project! The Athens Area Art Council will be hosting a fundraiser for the project August 19th @ Go Bar! Event proceeds benefit ‘Art Decko’, a public art mural project located in… 

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Lyndon House Call for Proposals!

Written on August 9, 2017 at 11:15 am, by

Attention artists + curators! The Lyndon House Arts Center reviews exhibition proposals twice a year. The fall deadline is approaching! September 20th by 11:59 pm. This is an open call for exhibitions for 2018 – 2019 and beyond. Applications can be found here.

‘Gyroscope House’ Installed at World of Wonder Playground: Opening Celebration July 4th

Written on June 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm, by

Artist Lawrence Stueck’s dynamic and interactive ‘Gyroscope House’, being permanently installed at the World of Wonder Playground (325 Whit Davis Rd, Athens, GA), will be celebrated July 4th, 9-11 am. This 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. The… 

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New Additions to the Commission!

Written on May 16, 2017 at 6:20 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Grace Huang and Andrew Salinas. Grace Huang is a classical pianist, educator, and advocate for the performing arts. She holds degrees in piano performance from Vanderbilt University (B.M.) and the University of Minnesota (M.M., D.M.A.). She has taught on several… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Announces the Recipients of the 2017 Arts in Community Grants

Written on May 1, 2017 at 10:43 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission announced today the winners of the 2017 Arts in Community Grant competition. The Athens Choral Society and Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle will each receive a $1500 grant. Submissions for this year’s grants cycle included proposals for public art works, as well as musical and visual performances. “This year we… 

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Call for Public Art – Rails-to-Trails Network

Written on March 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a public art concept for consideration in the Rails-to-Trails Network project in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with the commission and government staff to create public art that enhances the project and complements the selected site.  Click here… 

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Apply Now! Arts in Community Grants!

Written on March 10, 2017 at 12:40 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce our fourth 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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