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L-R: Borderick Flanigan (AAAC Board), Jessica Smith (AAAC Board), Michelle Davis (AAAC Board), Brandon Hanick (Cause + Effect Director), Rob White (AAAC Board) and Bryan Long (Better Georgia, executive director). Photo by Athens Has Art

Congrats to our latest $500 grant recipient: Cause+Effect Film Competition and Festival

The Athens Area Arts Council is proud to support Cause+Effect, a Georgia progressive film competition. According to the Festival’s director, “Cause + Effect Film Competition and Festival aims to bring important social, political, environmental and economic issues facing Georgia into focus through film while encouraging filmmakers to identify […]


Now Accepting Submissions for Form & Function: An Upcycling Art Show

The Athens Area Arts Council, along with Free I.T. Athens and the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division present Form & Function: An Upcycling Art Show. It’s a celebration at ARTini’s – Open Art Studio, Gallery & Lounge – America Recycles Day – Free I.T. Athens 10th Anniversary. This community […]

Serra Ferguson

Don’t Miss Our Next Lunch n Learn, Etsy Best Practices, on Oct. 14!

Serra Ferguson has been selling handmade and vintage for over 20 years. After traveling the country doing about 12 shows per year, she began Athens’ largest handmade and vintage market, Indie South Fair in 2006. While selling in person has been a wonderful opportunity to market her wares, she […]

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