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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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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… 

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2019 Arts in Community Grant Recipients

Written on March 22, 2019 at 4:30 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Arts in Community Grant competition. Classic City Wax: Vol. One (a local hip hop compilation LP), LatinxFest, and the Athens Rising: Panel Series will each receive a $1500 grant. “From live performance to permanent art installations, Arts in Community Grants are… 

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Bus Shelter Artists Announced!

Written on October 26, 2018 at 12:42 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the selected artists for our new art bus shelters to be installed around Athens-Clarke County. These new shelters are possible due to the efforts of Athens Transit Department as well as support and funding from the ACAC & SPLOST. Two types of shelters will be… 

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Photos: Trail Blossom Unveiling

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

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