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 the College Avenue Parking Deck. Launched over a decade ago by the Athens Area Arts Council in collaboration with the Athens Downtown Development Authority, ‘Art Decko’ began as a collection of panels designed by schoolchildren to decorate the deck’s stairwell. Now, with additional support from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, they plan to revamp the project and commission professional local artists to create large paintings. In addition to offering a paid opportunity for artists, ‘Art Decko’ exists to beautify an otherwise utilitarian space, and introduce downtown visitors to a few of the talented artists who inhabit our city!