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

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

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

Heron Sighting Dedication at Dudley Park

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!

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

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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New Athens Music Walk of Fame plaques installed

The plaques for the 2021 Athens Music Walk of Fame inductees were installed around downtown Athens this past Thursday. Bob Cole, Lo Down & Duddy, Nuçi’s Space/Linda Phillips, of Montreal, and Art Rosenbaum join the first 10 inductees in this exciting new program created to celebrate Athens’ music of all genres, past and present. Five new inductees will be added each… 

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“Rainbow Forest” Events!

Installation for “Rainbow Forest” a new public art piece on the Greenway will begin August 1st! Follow us on Instagram @athenspublicart to see in-progress photos and updates, and read more about the project, here. Visiting artist Andrew Kovacs will discuss his inspirations, creative process and experience designing and installing public art! Thursday, August 12, 6-8… 

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“Hero’s Path” Public Artwork Installed at Fire Station #2

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the installation of the new public art work for Athens-Clarke County Fire Station #2 (located at 265 Cleveland Road, Athens, GA 30606). “Hero’s Path”, by Baton Rouge-based artist Aaron Hussey, was installed by the artist on Friday, June 18, 2021 and funded by Athens-Clarke County… 

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“Rainbow Forest” Public Artwork Announced for North Oconee River Greenway

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces an upcoming public artwork in Athens-Clarke County (ACC), funded by the ACC SPLOST: “Rainbow Forest”, by artist Andrew Kovacs to be installed on the North Oconee River Greenway on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy at Ruth Drive in Athens. After a national call in early 2021, “Rainbow… 

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2021 Athens Music Walk of Fame Inductees

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces five new inductees for the Athens Music Walk of Fame in downtown Athens, Georgia. Athens is known for its creative and diverse music scene, as Athenians have enjoyed a rich musical heritage dating back to the 19th century. With sidewalk markers for the first ten inductees placed in… 

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