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‘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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Thank you, Athens!

Written on March 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce that the Athens Public Art Master Plan was accepted by the Mayor and Commission of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County on March 7, 2017. Many thanks to our community for your assistance and support throughout this process. We look forward to new and exciting public… 

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ACAC Seeks New Members!

Written on February 21, 2017 at 10:22 am, 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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acac seeks community support for the public art master plan

Written on February 3, 2017 at 12:06 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to present a final version of the Athens Public Art Master Plan! This plan has been submitted to the Mayor and Commission and was presented by urban designer Todd Bressi at the January work session. Once approved, this plan will serve as a roadmap and series of… 

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Visiting Artist Wing Young Huie Returns to Athens for Multi-Venue Exhibit, Lecture

Written on January 11, 2017 at 11:35 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) has organized a city-wide exhibit of a photographic project by visiting artist Wing Young Huie at thirteen venues and pop-up locations around Athens beginning Jan. 24. Collectively titled “We Are the Other: A Photographic Portrait of Athens, Georgia,” the more than 100 images displayed will showcase the people Huie… 

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ACAC to Present Final Public Art Master Plan to Mayor and Commission Jan. 10

Written on January 4, 2017 at 12:13 pm, by

After months of work, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to present a final version of the Athens Public Art Master Plan! This plan has been submitted to the Mayor and Commission and will be presented by urban designer Todd Bressi at the next work session, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January… 

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