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Introducing 3 New ACAC Commissioners

Posted on April 21, 2020 at 3:15 pm

We are delighted to introduce these three new ACAC Commissioners: Madeline Bates Supported by her creative family with specialties in engineering, music, technical theatre design, historical preservation, and more, Bates came to Athens in 2011 to study Art History at the University of Georgia (B.A. 2015). While studying for her degree, she joined the opening… 

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New ACAC Public Art Coordinator

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 1:28 pm

ACAC’s eleven-member Commission is pleased to announce that after a many months-long search in late 2019, we have filled the Public Art Coordinator staff position with the eminently qualified Ms. Lizzie Zucker Saltz. Saltz remarked that she “is delighted to be working again on behalf of Athens’ artists and cultural landscape.” Known best as the founder… 

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Play On, Athens!

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 6:01 pm

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is collaborating with the Athens Area Arts Council and Athens Area Habitat for Humanity on an exciting project that combines music and visual art, “Play On, Athens!” Inspired by similar programs nationwide, “Play On, Athens!” invites local artists to paint pianos (donated by community members and the Athens Area Habitat… 

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Hot Corner Mural Information

Posted on July 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Many of you have noticed the new mural on Washington and Lumpkin Streets in Downtown Athens. The mural titled Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy was created by Miami based Elio Mercado along with Athens artist, Broderick Flanigan. Funding for this project was provided by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission with matching funds from an Art… 

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Jackson Street Art Walk — SPLOST 2020

Posted on July 24, 2019 at 1:36 pm

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is excited to announce that our proposal for the Jackson Street Art Walk project was approved as one of the SPLOST 2020 projects! This project will provide funding for capital improvements for street and pedestrian improvements to establish pedestrianā€oriented promenade(s) showcasing permanent and temporary artworks, to create a new cultural… 

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