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Our New Members!

Written on May 7, 2018 at 2:58 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Beatrice Brown and Jennie Cain. Beatrice Brown is a consultant with a background in science and social justice. As a biochemist and medical researcher in the field of cancer diagnostics, Beatrice traveled nationally and internationally teaching state-of-the art diagnostic, and biotechnology… 

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2018 Arts In Community Grant Winners Announced!

Written on April 19, 2018 at 9:33 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Arts in Community Grant competition. The West Broad Farmers Market, Seat in the Shade Poetry Series, and Parkview Homes Community Center (in affiliation with The University of Georgia College of Education) will each receive a $1500 grant. West Broad Farmers Market… 

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ACAC + Southern Circuit!

Written on April 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce their acceptance as a Screening Partner for the 2018-2019 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers collaborates with a network of Screening Partner venues and filmmakers to share the transformative power of independent film with people in communities across the… 

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Art Decko Showcase @ Creature Comforts April 8th, 1-6 PM

Written on March 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm, by

Promoting creativity in unexpected places, Art Decko is a public art project featuring nine large-scale, 4’x8’ paintings commissioned to decorate the College Avenue Parking Deck in downtown Athens. The project seeks to introduce visitors to several of the talented artists who call Athens home, all while beautifying a utilitarian space. Creature Comforts will host an… 

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Clayton Street Survey

Written on March 11, 2018 at 4:39 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is considering a public art project for the Clayton Street Improvement Project (TSPLOST #9) to enhance and attract people to the downtown district. Your input is important in helping to make this public art project one that visually represents and uplifts our community. This survey will only take a few… 

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Seeking New Commission Members!

Written on January 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill 3-year volunteer positions! The mission of the ACAC is to foster the development and enjoyment of performing, visual, cultural, and other arts in the Athens-Clarke County community; to make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission on development and promotion of practices and policies… 

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2018 Arts In Community Grants!

Written on January 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce our fifth annual Arts in Community Grants competition.  Communities across our nation are engaging artists and designers to enhance their neighborhoods and public spaces with projects, events, and activities that serve to boost the quality of local life, increase arts education and arts industry, and establish… 

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Call For Entries: The Lyndon House Arts Center 43rd Juried Exhibition

Written on January 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm, by

The 43rd Juried Exhibition Online Entry Form is Live! Visit – to fill out your artwork submission information. Please remember that your submission is not complete until you bring your artworks to the Arts Center on  Submission Days: Thursday, January 25, 1 – 8 PM and  Friday, January 26, 10 – 4 PM  Drop off up… 

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Happy Holidays from ACAC!

Written on December 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm, by

  From all of us at the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, we will you all a safe and happy holiday season!

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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