Recent News

Jackson Street Art Walk — SPLOST 2020

Written on July 24, 2019 at 1:36 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is excited to announce that our proposal for the Jackson Street Art Walk project was approved as one of the SPLOST 2020 projects! This project will provide funding for capital improvements for street and pedestrian improvements to establish pedestrian‐oriented promenade(s) showcasing permanent and temporary artworks, to create a new cultural… 

Read More

Classic City Wax Volume 1 & LatinxFest Grantees

Written on July 24, 2019 at 1:35 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission announced its 2019 Arts In Community grant recipients earlier this year: Classic City on Wax Vol 1, Athens Rising, and LatinxFest. Classic City on Wax: Vol 1 is a vinyl compilation with an all-star line-up of Athens-based hip-hop artists.  This project will be Athens, Georgia’s first vinyl compilation focusing exclusively on… 

Read More

Cooperative Extension Service Center + Fire Station #2 Artists Selected

Written on May 7, 2019 at 7:12 pm, by

Concept drawings of Hale/McCarron’s “Origins” and Hussey’s “Hero’s Path”    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the selected artists for two new SPLOST-funded public art projects on Cleveland Road. Athens-based artists David Hale and Peter James McCarron will create a sculptural work, “Origins,” for the new Cooperative Extension Service Center. Aaron… 

Read More

Photos: Trail Blossom Unveiling

Written on August 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm, by

Photos by Gerald Alderman:

ACAC + Hot Corner To Receive NEA Grant

Written on May 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm, by

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has been awarded a $12,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is… 

Read More

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… 

Read More

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… 

Read More

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… 

Read More

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… 

Read More

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… 

Read More

social media

Master Plan