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Calls for Art: Firefly Trail

Written on November 17, 2022 at 9:17 am, by

The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County (ACCGov) invites professional artists to submit public art applications for two sites on the Firefly Trail in Athens, Georgia. ACCGov is seeking a sculpture at the Old Winterville Road Trailhead and a functional sculpture for the rest area at the Indian Hills and Winterville Road intersection. The selected artists will work with the government staff to… 

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Clayton Street Artist Talk and Dedication

Written on November 14, 2022 at 12:11 pm, by

The Athens-Clarke County Arts Division and the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission will be hosting an artist talk featuring visiting artist, Eric Leshinsky at the Lyndon House Art Center, Wednesday December 7th from 6-7pm. He will discuss his new public artwork along Clayton Street titled Frequency. Frequency is a three-dimensional, 14-piece installation, running from Thomas Street… 

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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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