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Unveiling for Trail Blossom at Dudley Park

Written on July 11, 2018 at 3:46 pm, by

The unveiling of Richard Herzog’s “Trail Blossoms” will be at Dudley Park, Friday, July 27th, 7-8:30PM. This sculpture 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. There will be ice cream (from Lil’ Ice Cream Dude), music by local… 

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Call for Qualifications for Clayton Street Project

Written on July 11, 2018 at 3:12 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a resume and portfolio to be considered for the position of public artist for TSPLOST Project #9 Downtown Transportation Improvements Program for Clayton Street. The selected artist will facilitate the development of a comprehensive and coordinated public art plan for the Project and carry… 

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A Seat In The Shade Poetry Series

Written on July 11, 2018 at 9:46 am, by

The summer poetry series “A Seat in the Shade” kicks off this month with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia’s poet laureate. Hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education, the weekly readings kick off Wednesday, July 11, and continue July 18 and 25. The final performance… 

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Southern Circuit Films Announced

Written on June 22, 2018 at 12:49 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has confirmed the dates + films for our Southern Circuit screenings (screening locations TBA): September 16, 2018 – Sadie October 21, 2018 – Man Made November 11, 2018 – Chasing Portraits February 24, 2019 – 306 Hollywood March 24, 2019 – Hale County This Morning, This Evening April 14, 2019… 

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Call for Artists: Bus Shelters!

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites artists (or teams) to submit designs for bus shelter art that will be fabricated as part of a new bus shelter(s) within the Athens Transit System. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and government staff to create public art that enhances the local transportation system and… 

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Juneteenth Celebration @ West Broad Farmers Market

Written on June 12, 2018 at 1:49 pm, by

Join us this Saturday for the 4th annual Juneteenth Celebration! Juneteenth is an African-American holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in Texas and across the South. Each year the Athens Land Trust marks this occasion by hosting a Juneteenth celebration at the West Broad Farmers Market. This year, this event is a recipient of one… 

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Southern Circuit Dates

Written on May 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has confirmed the dates for our Southern Circuit screenings (films and screening locations TBA): September 16, 2018  October 21, 2018 November 11, 2018 February 24, 2019  March 24, 2019 April 14, 2019 For more information about Southern Circuit, click here. 

ACAC + Hot Corner To Receive NEA Grant

Written on May 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm, by

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has been awarded a $12,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is… 

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Our New Members!

Written on May 7, 2018 at 2:58 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Beatrice Brown and Jennie Cain. Beatrice Brown is a consultant with a background in science and social justice. As a biochemist and medical researcher in the field of cancer diagnostics, Beatrice traveled nationally and internationally teaching state-of-the art diagnostic, and biotechnology… 

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Harold Rittenberry Ribbon Cutting

Written on May 3, 2018 at 11:33 am, by

Please join us for a ribbon cutting celebration for the newest addition to the Lyndon House Arts Center’s campus, the Harold Rittenberry Sculpture Garden Installation. Saturday, May 5th, 2-3 PM

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