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Seeking New ACAC Members

Written on March 5, 2019 at 2:49 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… 

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Public Feedback on Jackson Street Art Walk

Written on February 18, 2019 at 4:36 pm, by

The ACC SPLOST committee is currently accepting comments from the public regarding SPLOST 2020 project proposals. The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites the public to give feedback on their current proposal to create a Jackson Street Art Walk. The Jackson Street Art Walk project includes planning, design and construction of street and pedestrian improvements between… 

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Hot Corner Muralist Announced

Written on February 11, 2019 at 12:38 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the selected artist for the upcoming Hot Corner Mural (to be completed on the side of the Morton Building this June). Of over 40 applicants from around the country, our selection panel (comprised of community members with past or present ties to Hot Corner and its… 

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2 New Calls for Art!

Written on February 4, 2019 at 10:30 pm, by

  The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce 2 new calls for public art. Application deadlines: Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Call for Public Art – Cooperative Extension Center The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a visual public art concept for the Cooperative… 

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2019 Arts In Community Grants

Written on January 16, 2019 at 12:16 pm, by

2018 Recipients: West Broad Farmers Market: Juneteeth Celebration, A Seat In The Shade Poetry Series, Parkview Youth Mural Workshop The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce our sixth annual Arts in Community Grants (AICG) competition. Communities across our nation are engaging artists and designers to enhance their neighborhoods and public spaces with projects,… 

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Lyndon House 44th Juried Exhibition: Call for Artists

Written on January 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm, by

The Lyndon House Arts Center and Lyndon House Arts Foundation, are pleased to announce Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as the Guest Juror for the 44th Juried Exhibition. Entry days are Thursday, January 24, 1 – 8pm and Friday, January 25, 10 – 4pm, 2019. Please visit… 

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Call for Artists: Hot Corner Mural!

Written on December 18, 2018 at 2:16 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a mural concept for consideration in the Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy project in Athens. Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and Athens-Clarke County government staff to create public art that enhances the project and complements… 

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Call for Artists: Ben Epps!

Written on December 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm, by

The Athens-Ben Epps Airport s seeing local artists + makers to display in their terminals. If interested (or for more information), please email us at info@athensculturalaffairs.org along with a link to your website or photos examples of your work for consideration.

Bus Shelter Artists Announced!

Written on October 26, 2018 at 12:42 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the selected artists for our new art bus shelters to be installed around Athens-Clarke County. These new shelters are possible due to the efforts of Athens Transit Department as well as support and funding from the ACAC & SPLOST. Two types of shelters will be… 

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FREE Screening Sunday 11/11: Chasing Portraits

Written on October 23, 2018 at 12:04 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission presents a FREE screening of the film Chasing Portraits with filmmaker Elizabeth Rynecki as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Seney-Stovall Chapel (200 N Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30601) on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:00PM. Following the screening of the film, Rynecki will participate in… 

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