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2022 Athens Music Walk of Fame plaques installed

In 2020, the first ten inductees of the Athens Music Walk of Fame were installed in a two-square-block area in downtown Athens bounded by Pulaski Street, West Washington Street, North Lumpkin Street, and West Clayton Street with five more artists added in 2021. The walk passes several renowned music venues in western downtown, including the… 

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Greenway: Calls for Art

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit public art proposals for two sites on the Oconee Rivers Greenway (ORG) trail in Athens, Georgia. ACAC is seeking a mural for the East Campus Connector and a multi-media mural for N. Oconee Access Rd. The selected artists will work with the ACAC and… 

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Athens Music Walk of Fame 2022 inductees announced!

In 2020, the first ten inductees of the Athens Music Walk of Fame were installed in a two-square-block area in downtown Athens bounded by Pulaski Street, West Washington Street, North Lumpkin Street, and West Clayton Street with five more artists added in 2021. The walk passes several renowned music venues in western downtown, including the… 

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Jan. 8 Public Art Dedications: “Hero’s Path” and “Origins”

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the installation of two new public artworks for Athens-Clarke County. “Hero’s Path”, by Baton Rouge-based artist Aaron Hussey, was installed in June 2021 at Fire Station #2 (located at 265 Cleveland Road, Athens, GA 30606). “Origins”, by David Hale, Peter McCarron and David Harrison, was… 

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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 tatiana.veneruso@accgov.com.


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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