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Call for Public Art – Dudley Park

Written on July 13, 2020 at 9:27 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit their proposals for consideration in the picnic shelter and restroom facility area at Dudley Park, Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s)will work with the ACAC and government staff to create an artwork that compliments the park’s environment. Proposals due by 8.30.20. Full criteria and proposal… 

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AICA:R Application Period Open through 8.7.2020

Written on June 26, 2020 at 4:17 pm, by

ACAC is delighted to offer a second round of 2020 Arts In Community awards, subtitled ‘Resilience’ to acknowledge the ACC Resiliency Package as the source of $85,000 additional funding to the ACAC’s awards budget. Fifty awards of $2,000 each will be distributed to artists and arts organizations residing in Athens-Clarke County. We thank ACC’s Mayor & Commission for appreciating the importance of the arts to… 

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2020 Arts-In-Community Award Recipients!

Written on June 25, 2020 at 1:31 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is proud to announce the winners of 2020’s Arts in Community Awards (formerly Arts in Community Grants): ATHICA, Canopy, Culinary Kitchen of Athens, Envision Athens and Nuçi’s Space. Each organization will receive $1,500. ACAC chose these five Athens’ organizations because they have earned well-deserved reputations as vital players on Athens’ cultural scene. The… 

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Introducing 3 New ACAC Commissioners

Written on April 21, 2020 at 3:15 pm, by

We are delighted to introduce these three new ACAC Commissioners: Madeline Bates Supported by her creative family with specialties in engineering, music, technical theatre design, historical preservation, and more, Bates came to Athens in 2011 to study Art History at the University of Georgia (B.A. 2015). While studying for her degree, she joined the opening… 

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Celebrate “Play On, Athens!”

Written on October 17, 2019 at 1:37 pm, by

Celebrate “Play On, Athens!” Join the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, Athens Area Arts Council and Athens Area Habitat for Humanity as we celebrate the the launch of our latest collaborative project, “Play On, Athens!”. The Athens Habitat ReStore East (532 Barber Street) will be hosting a reception on Thursday, October 24th from 6:00-8:00 PM with… 

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Play On, Athens!

Written on September 13, 2019 at 6:01 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is collaborating with the Athens Area Arts Council and Athens Area Habitat for Humanity on an exciting project that combines music and visual art, “Play On, Athens!” Inspired by similar programs nationwide, “Play On, Athens!” invites local artists to paint pianos (donated by community members and the Athens Area Habitat… 

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Hot Corner Mural Information

Written on July 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm, by

Many of you have noticed the new mural on Washington and Lumpkin Streets in Downtown Athens. The mural titled Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy was created by Miami based Elio Mercado along with Athens artist, Broderick Flanigan. Funding for this project was provided by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission with matching funds from an Art… 

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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… 

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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… 

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Hot Corner Mural Update!

Written on May 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm, by

As of Thursday, May 30, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) secured a new location for the Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy mural at 133 E. Washington Street–one block from the Morton Theatre. Thanks to the tenacity of ACAC volunteers, ACC staff, Mayor Kelly Girtz, elected ACC commissioners, and concerned citizens, preparation of the mural… 

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