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2022 Athens Music Walk of Fame plaques installed

Written on September 13, 2022 at 10:50 am, by

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

Written on July 8, 2022 at 9:06 am, by

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!

Written on June 25, 2022 at 8:00 pm, by

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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Spring 2022 Arts in Community Award Recipients

Written on June 7, 2022 at 12:57 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the two recipients of the Spring 2022 Arts in Community Awards. Athens Chautauqua Society and Queer Arts Athens will each receive a $2000 award to fund their proposed projects. Since 2016, Arts in Community Awards (AICA) have been offered by ACAC, an appointed body of… 

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Call for Proposals: Arts In Community Awards Spring 2022 “Performance”

Written on April 25, 2022 at 11:01 am, by

To promote creative place-making in our community, the ACAC invites local organizations, groups, and artists to apply for an Arts in Community Award (AICA) to support performance-based project, event, or activity in Athens-Clarke County that contributes to the vitality, unique identity, and livability of the Athens community. Two awards at $2,000 each will be issued… 

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ACAC Celebrates Poetry Month

Written on March 24, 2022 at 2:29 pm, by

April is National Poetry month and we have several ways to celebrate! Poetry Window Display:Athens Poet Laureate, Jeff Fallis, is bringing his poetry to you! The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and the Athens Downtown Development Authority are looking for businesses to display poems in their storefront windows. A variety of poems printed on posters (11×17 in)… 

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ACAC Seeks New Member

Written on March 24, 2022 at 2:24 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking one qualified candidate to fill a 3-year volunteer position. 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… 

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Recipients of Fall 2021 Arts in Community Awards

Written on January 25, 2022 at 8:14 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the two recipients of the fall 2021 Arts in Community Awards. Farm to Neighborhood and Chess and Community will each receive a $2000 award to fund their proposed projects. Since 2016, Arts in Community Awards (AICA) have been offered by ACAC, an appointed body of… 

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

Written on December 27, 2021 at 10:34 am, by

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”

Written on November 22, 2021 at 9:45 am, by

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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