2018 Arts In Community Grant Winners Announced!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Arts in Community Grant competition. The West Broad Farmers Market, Seat in the Shade Poetry Series, and Parkview Homes Community Center (in affiliation with The University of Georgia College of Education) will each receive a $1500 grant. West Broad Farmers Market… 

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ACAC + Southern Circuit!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce their acceptance as a Screening Partner for the 2018-2019 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers collaborates with a network of Screening Partner venues and filmmakers to share the transformative power of independent film with people in communities across the… 

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Art Decko Showcase @ Creature Comforts April 8th, 1-6 PM

Promoting creativity in unexpected places, Art Decko is a public art project featuring nine large-scale, 4’x8’ paintings commissioned to decorate the College Avenue Parking Deck in downtown Athens. The project seeks to introduce visitors to several of the talented artists who call Athens home, all while beautifying a utilitarian space. Creature Comforts will host an… 

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Seeking New Commission Members!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking 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 community; to make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission on development and promotion of practices and policies… 

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2018 Arts In Community Grants!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce our fifth annual Arts in Community Grants competition.  Communities across our nation are engaging artists and designers to enhance their neighborhoods and public spaces with projects, events, and activities that serve to boost the quality of local life, increase arts education and arts industry, and establish… 

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Art Decko Announces Artists for Downtown Public Art Project

In collaboration with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) and the Athens Downtown Development Authority (ADDA), the Athens Area Arts Council (AAAC) is reviving Art Decko, a public art project that promotes creativity in unexpected places. Launched over a decade ago, the first installment of Art Decko featured panels designed by art classes at various… 

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AICG Recipient: Athens Choral Society Performs Dec 5th!

On Tuesday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m. Arts In Community Grant winner, the Athens Choral Society, will present its fall concert “Angels Everywhere.” The concert will feature Sarah Quartel’s “Snow Angel” and will feature choreography and dancers from DanceFX, narration, piano, cello and choir. Sarah Quartel says “the work asks the listener to see the… 

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Monochromatic Party for ART DECKO!

  NOVEMBER 4 @ Go Bar 8PM – 2PM! Dress up in garments of your favorite color for a Monochromatic Party! There will also be dancing with DJ MAHOGANY, face and body painting, and a  Tarot and Turkish coffee readings! $5 · Event proceeds benefit ART DECKO, a public art project organized by the Athens… 

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Arts In Community Grant Recipient: 2017 WILD RUMPUS

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission awarded an Arts In Community Grant to the Wild Rumpus earlier this year! Visit to view the full schedule for this unique Athens spectacle then be sure to join us in the parade!

Rails-to-Trails Artist Selected!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the selection for our Rail-to-Trail public art project. Local sculptor, Richard Herzog’s “Trail Blossoms” was chosen by a selection panel (made up of ACC Commissioners, Leisure Services representatives and community members) out of over a dozen proposals from all over the country. “Trail Blossoms” will be… 

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