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Classic City Wax Volume 1 & LatinxFest Grantees

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission announced its 2019 Arts In Community grant recipients earlier this year: Classic City on Wax Vol 1, Athens Rising, and LatinxFest. Classic City on Wax: Vol 1 is a vinyl compilation with an all-star line-up of Athens-based hip-hop artists.  This project will be Athens, Georgia‚Äôs first vinyl compilation focusing exclusively on… 

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Hot Corner Mural on the cover of Flagpole!

Read all about Athens’ newest mural in this week’s Flagpole Magazine! 


Hot Corner Mural Update!

As of Thursday, May 30, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) secured a new location for the Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy mural at 133 E. Washington Street–one block from the Morton Theatre. Thanks to the tenacity of ACAC volunteers, ACC staff, Mayor Kelly Girtz, elected ACC commissioners, and concerned citizens, preparation of the mural… 

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Cooperative Extension Service Center + Fire Station #2 Artists Selected

Concept drawings of Hale/McCarron’s “Origins” and Hussey’s “Hero’s Path”    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the selected artists for two new SPLOST-funded public art projects on Cleveland Road. Athens-based artists David Hale and Peter James McCarron will create a sculptural work, “Origins,” for the new Cooperative Extension Service Center. Aaron… 

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2019 Arts in Community Grant Recipients

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Arts in Community Grant competition. Classic City Wax: Vol. One (a local hip hop compilation LP), LatinxFest, and the Athens Rising: Panel Series will each receive a $1500 grant. “From live performance to permanent art installations, Arts in Community Grants are… 

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Bus Shelter Artists Announced!

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the selected artists for our new art bus shelters to be installed around Athens-Clarke County. These new shelters are possible due to the efforts of Athens Transit Department as well as support and funding from the ACAC & SPLOST. Two types of shelters will be… 

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Photos: Trail Blossom Unveiling

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ACAC + Hot Corner To Receive NEA Grant

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has been awarded a $12,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is… 

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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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ACAC Public Art Master Plan

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce that the Athens Public Art Master Plan was accepted by the Mayor and Commission of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County on March 7, 2017. Many thanks to our community for your assistance and support throughout this process. We look forward to new and exciting public… 

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