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ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art

ATHICA is dedicated to educating and informing audiences about topics relevant to the exhibitions by providing a space that encourages innovation and discussion. Exhibits feature contemporary art by regional, national, and international artists.

With interdisciplinary panel discussions, individual artist presentations, video screenings, collaboration with local non-profit groups, and contemporary art activities for children, ATHICA is a hub for new ideas in our region, providing a venue for dialogue concerning contemporary art and its role in society.


  • Thursday 6 - 9 p.m.
  • Friday 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday 3 - 6 p.m.
  • by appointment


  • Thursday 1 - 9 p.m.
  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.

Admission is by donation and free for members. Free street parking is available.

From downtown Athens, go west on Prince Ave. to Barber Street and turn RIGHT. Cross the railroad tracks and Tracy Street will be at the bottom of the hill. Turn LEFT onto Tracy Street and continue past the concrete plant. Chase Street Warehouses and ATHICA are on the right.

Exhibit: TEASE: Hair as Muse + Material

    From: March 28, 2015 - May 03, 2015
"TEASE", ATHICA's first group exhibit of the year, explores the significance of hair in art, fashion, ritual, sexuality, religion and cult... View Details

Screening of Untangled: Getting to the Root of a Hair Movement

    From: April 23, 2015 - April 23, 2015
ATHICA will be screening the full-length 45 min version of Shantay Robinson's documentary "Untangled: Getting to the Roots of a Hair Movement&qu... View Details

Athens Puppetry

    From: April 30, 2015 - April 30, 2015
A performance by the innovative Athens Puppetry! Made possible by Idea Lab at Ideas for Creative Exploration, UGA and ATHICA! View Details

DETOUR THRU YOUR MIND: An Illustrated Peoples’ History of Athens, GA Exhibition + Publication

    From: May 23, 2015 - June 21, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
Many artists, of all disciplines, have called Athens, GA, home over the years. The people, places and events of the town offer a vibrant muse for the... View Details