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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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ACAC Poet Laureate Application

Written on January 13, 2021 at 1:28 pm, by

Athens-Clarke County announces the creation of a Poet Laureate program funded and administered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC). ACAC is currently seeking applicants. Application deadline: March 2, 2021. ACAC views the Poet Laureate position as a means to further enhance the profile of poets, poetry, and literary arts in our community and beyond…. 

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Call for Art: Greenway

Written on October 12, 2020 at 2:04 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a public art concept for the Oconee Rivers Greenway (ORG) trail construction project in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and government staff to create public art that enhances the project and complements the selected… 

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ACAC Public Art Selection Panels

Written on September 30, 2020 at 10:48 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking community members to participate in upcoming public art selection panels. Selection panels review, evaluate, and select from submitted proposals for Athens-Clarke County-funded public art commissions. Each panel typically meets once to select art for a specific project. Meetings usually take place on a weekday at 6:00 p.m. and… 

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Public Art Recommendations for the UGA Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission: An Open Letter

Written on September 24, 2020 at 12:31 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission decided to make our public art and public history recommendations to the UGA Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community an open, public statement. The Task Force is currently taking public comments until October 1, and we encourage you to make your own statements, whether that’s a full endorsement of our recommendations… 

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Athens Music Walk of Fame + Map

Written on August 20, 2020 at 10:00 pm, by

Athens is a community known worldwide for its creative and diverse music scene, with a rich musical heritage dating from the nineteenth century. To recognize the contributions of the artists who have helped make Athens a destination for music fans, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announces the launch of the Athens Music Walk of… 

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Join Athens Creative Registry!

Written on July 29, 2020 at 1:50 pm, by

We are delighted to be sharing the news of an Athens Creative Registry. Another effort to support the arts community! If you or someone you know is a local creative, please email “” with your name and contact information. Athens-Clarke County Economic Development has teamed up with CREATE Athens and a variety of other local… 

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