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Family Fun and Art Day at the Athens-Clarke County Library

Written on May 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm, by

Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m. – noon The Athens-Clarke County Library’s Family Day has a new twist this year! On Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until noon, the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library will team up with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) to celebrate summer reading and public art. The event will… 

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Art @ the Chamber: Out of the Vault – April 29 5:30-7:00 PM

Written on April 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) and the Athens Chamber of Commerce announce Art @ the Chamber: Out of the Vault, Vol. 1, at 5:30pm on April 29 at the Chamber. The unveiling features Philip Juras’s Rock and Shoals Flatrock, painted in 2001 and purchased on behalf of Athens-Clarke County by Mayor Heidi Davison. The… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Expands and Welcomes New Members

Written on April 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm, by

The Athens Mayor and Commission approved 5 new members and one returning member of Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, on April 1 at its regular meeting, to provide leadership for public art in Athens. Previously the Mayor and ACC Commission have expanded ACAC from a 9- to an 11-seat body. The new members include Michael Lachowski,… 

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2014 Arts in Community Grants awarded

Written on March 31, 2014 at 10:01 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announced today the winners of the Arts in Community Grant program (AICG). Athens Celebrates Elephant Six Project and ARTSwap 2014 will each receive a $500 grant. Of the 26 requests for grant applications, the ACAC received 11 submissions. The submissions included individual artist public art works, arts education projects… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission seeks 3 new members

Written on February 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking three (3) qualified candidates to each fill a 3-year volunteer position. 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… 

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Announcing the Arts in Community Grants (AICG)

Written on January 31, 2014 at 11:16 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces its first annual Arts in Community Grants (AICG). To promote creative placemaking in our community, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites local organizations, groups and artists to apply for this Arts in Community Grant. Grants will be awarded based on particular criteria, including: level of community enrichment through… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is Adding 2 New Members

Written on January 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is adding two new members. Information about the application process is on the Athens Clarke Count United Government website. 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… 

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ACAC announces new public art mural

Written on December 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm, by

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the completion of Athens Clarke Co. newest public artwork.  The Baxter Street ACC Library mural, designed and created by artist Nicholas Napoletano is located on the north sidewalk on Baxter Street at Dudley Street. “Public art has the unique capacity to transform and define space while… 

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Arts integral to community success

Written on August 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm, by

This article by Marilyn Wolf-Ragatz was initially published on 07/03/2013 in the Athens Banner-Herald. This Fourth of July holiday, a long weekend of celebration with family and friends across the nation, is also a week of celebration for the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission. On Monday, ACAC, which advises Athens-Clarke County’s mayor and commission on cultural affairs and… 

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What art makes your Athens?

Written on August 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm, by

  The Spirit of Athens This article by Lance Wilder was initially published on 05/08/2013 in the Athens Banner-Herald. For some time now, members of the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and others interested in the local arts have written here about the benefits of public art and various projects in the community. Particularly notable has been the… 

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