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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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“Rainbow Forest” Public Artwork Announced for North Oconee River Greenway

Written on June 28, 2021 at 9:43 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces an upcoming public artwork in Athens-Clarke County (ACC), funded by the ACC SPLOST: “Rainbow Forest”, by artist Andrew Kovacs to be installed on the North Oconee River Greenway on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy at Ruth Drive in Athens. After a national call in early 2021, “Rainbow… 

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2021 Athens Music Walk of Fame Inductees

Written on June 14, 2021 at 10:23 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces five new inductees for the Athens Music Walk of Fame in downtown Athens, Georgia. Athens is known for its creative and diverse music scene, as Athenians have enjoyed a rich musical heritage dating back to the 19th century. With sidewalk markers for the first ten inductees placed in… 

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Seeking Greenway Artist Assistant

Written on April 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking a local artist (resident of Clarke, Madison, Oglethorpe, Oconee, Barrow, or Jackson county) to serve as a temporary, part-time Artist’s Assistant to the selected Lead Artist on an upcoming Greenway public art project (coming Summer 2021).  This position would serve as support for the Lead Artist in… 

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New Public Art Coming Soon

Written on February 17, 2021 at 8:51 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces two upcoming public artworks in Athens-Clarke County (ACC), funded by the ACC SPLOST: “Phyllotaxis”, by local sculptor Joni Younkins-Herzog to be installed on the Whitehall Roundabout and “Heron Sighting” by local mosaic artist Krysia Ara to be installed in Dudley Park. Younkins-Herzog’s “Phyllotaxis” (top image) will be a… 

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Arts In Community Resilience Award Recipients

Written on January 28, 2021 at 9:38 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the 50 awardees of our 2020 Arts In Community Resilience Awards, funded as part of the Athens-Clarke County Resiliency Package. Each awardee receives $2,000 to support their proposed project. These funds were distributed to local artists or organizations to complete creative projects in Athens-Clarke County… 

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Seeking Feedback for Clayton Street Public Art

Written on January 15, 2021 at 10:11 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, SPLOST, and artist Eric Leshinsky hosted a web presentation for proposed art along the downtown Clayton Street corridor, followed by a Q+A on January 20th from 6-7PM. They will be seeking feedback until February 2021. Watch the full presentation here: After watching the presentation, please let us know what you… 

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