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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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Seeking Greenway Artist Assistant

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking a local artist (resident of Clarke, Madison, Oglethorpe, Oconee, Barrow, or Jackson county) to serve as a temporary, part-time Artist’s Assistant to the selected Lead Artist on an upcoming Greenway public art project (coming Summer 2021).  This position would serve as support for the Lead Artist in… 

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ACAC Seeking New Members

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking two qualified candidates to fill 3-year volunteer positions.  The mission of the ACAC is to foster the development and enjoyment of performing, visual, cultural, and other arts in the Athens-Clarke County (ACC) community and to make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission in many areas of ACC… 

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New Public Art Coming Soon

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces two upcoming public artworks in Athens-Clarke County (ACC), funded by the ACC SPLOST: “Phyllotaxis”, by local sculptor Joni Younkins-Herzog to be installed on the Whitehall Roundabout and “Heron Sighting” by local mosaic artist Krysia Ara to be installed in Dudley Park. Younkins-Herzog’s “Phyllotaxis” (top image) will be a… 

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Arts In Community Resilience Award Recipients

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the 50 awardees of our 2020 Arts In Community Resilience Awards, funded as part of the Athens-Clarke County Resiliency Package. Each awardee receives $2,000 to support their proposed project. These funds were distributed to local artists or organizations to complete creative projects in Athens-Clarke County… 

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