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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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Poet Laureate Reading at the Lyndon House Arts Center

Written on November 15, 2021 at 10:12 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission’s inaugural Poet Laureate, Jeff Fallis, will be giving a reading at the Lyndon House Arts Center (211 Hoyt St. Athens GA), December 4th at 2 PM, followed by an informal discussion about poetry and community. For additional information, contact

Heron Sighting Dedication at Dudley Park

Written on November 15, 2021 at 10:08 am, by

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department hosted a dedication ceremony and opened the new additions to Dudley Park on Monday, November 1 (click here for more photos). SPLOST-funded park improvements include an amphitheater, restroom facility, picnic shelter, and pedestrian plaza.  Artist Krysia Ara created the mosaic “Heron Sighting” featured in the park with support from the Athens Cultural… 

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Public Art Dedication at Whitehall Roundabout October 15!

Written on September 23, 2021 at 11:58 am, by

A new public artwork (funded by TSPLOST 2018), by local artist Joni Younkins-Herzog, has been installed in the Whitehall roundabout located at S. Milledge Avenue & Whitehall Road. “Phyllotaxis” is a 15ft steel sculpture inspired by organic forms and the golden ratio/Fibonacci sequence found in art, math, nature and architecture. A dedication event will be… 

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ACAC Poet Laureate Announced

Written on August 30, 2021 at 10:34 am, by

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

Written on August 14, 2021 at 12:19 pm, by

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!

Written on July 23, 2021 at 11:41 am, by

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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