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Art Decko Announces Artists for Downtown Public Art Project

Written on December 4, 2017 at 9:38 am, by

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

Written on March 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm, by

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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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Announces Third Annual Arts in Community Grants

Written on January 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm, by

Athens, GA – In an effort to promote creative placemaking in the Athens community, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites local organizations, groups, and artists to submit applications for its third annual Arts in Community Grants competition. The deadline for application submissions is Friday, February 26, 2016. Grants will support projects or events in… 

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ACAC announces new public art mural

Written on December 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm, by

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the completion of Athens Clarke Co. newest public artwork.  The Baxter Street ACC Library mural, designed and created by artist Nicholas Napoletano is located on the north sidewalk on Baxter Street at Dudley Street. “Public art has the unique capacity to transform and define space while… 

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Grand Opening Celebration of the Rocksprings Pool & Art Installation by Harold Rittenberry

Written on June 11, 2013 at 7:25 am, by

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission launched a Pool Party to celebrate the unveiling of the public art project by Harold Rittenberry and the new Rocksprings Community Pool. Located at 291 Henderson Extension, the new pool is funded by SPLOST, and features a splashpad and shade structures, offering summer fun for the entire Athens community. Renowned local… 

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Creator of ‘Nest’ talks about Classic Center sculpture

Written on April 1, 2013 at 10:21 am, by

This article by Joan C. Curtis was initially published on 03/06/13 in the Athens Banner-Herald. Last month, the Classic Center celebrated the grand opening of its new addition, including the amazing Atrium which contains “Nest,” a sculptural art installation. The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, representatives of the public and the Athens-Clarke County Commission selected renowned artist Maureen… 

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