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Call for Proposals: Arts in Community Awards Fall 2021, “Athens in Color”

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 9:45 am

To promote creative place-making in our community, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites local organizations, groups, and artists to apply for the Fall 2021 Arts in Community Awards (AICA) to support a public art project, event, or art activity in Athens-Clarke County that contributes to the vitality, unique identity, and livability of the Athens… 

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Poet Laureate Reading at the Lyndon House Arts Center

Posted on November 15, 2021 at 10:12 am

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission’s inaugural Poet Laureate, Jeff Fallis, will be giving a reading at the Lyndon House Arts Center (211 Hoyt St. Athens GA), December 4th at 2 PM, followed by an informal discussion about poetry and community. For additional information, contact tatiana.veneruso@accgov.com.

Heron Sighting Dedication at Dudley Park

Posted on November 15, 2021 at 10:08 am

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department hosted a dedication ceremony and opened the new additions to Dudley Park on Monday, November 1 (click here for more photos). SPLOST-funded park improvements include an amphitheater, restroom facility, picnic shelter, and pedestrian plaza.  Artist Krysia Ara created the mosaic “Heron Sighting” featured in the park with support from the Athens Cultural… 

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Public Art Dedication at Whitehall Roundabout October 15!

Posted on September 23, 2021 at 11:58 am

A new public artwork (funded by TSPLOST 2018), by local artist Joni Younkins-Herzog, has been installed in the Whitehall roundabout located at S. Milledge Avenue & Whitehall Road. “Phyllotaxis” is a 15ft steel sculpture inspired by organic forms and the golden ratio/Fibonacci sequence found in art, math, nature and architecture. A dedication event will be… 

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ACAC Poet Laureate Announced

Posted on August 30, 2021 at 10:34 am

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces the inaugural Poet Laureate, Jeff Fallis, in a new program funded and administered by ACAC. Jeff Fallis has lived in Athens since 1995 and studied under poets such as Coleman Barks and Kevin Young. Fallis has dreamed of how to “connect the literary world in Athens with its… 

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