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Hannah Smith
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Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith is one of the many students who have come to Athens to attend the University of Georgia and never left.  She's loved watching UGA's Performing and Visual Arts Complex and The Classic Center arrive, as well as the growth of the dining and craft brewery scene.

Virtual and Outdoor Athens Experiences

Are you missing Athens right now? Athens sure misses you! We've put together some ideas of things to do in Athens, as well as some Athens virtual experiences while we are social distancing. Just because you can't be in Athens right now doesn't mean you can't pretend! We've got livestreamed concerts and virtual attractions, events and activities designed to keep Athens in your heart while we are apart. Browse below for our list of things to do in Athens while social distancing…

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How to Support Athens Restaurants

Athens has become known for its food scene, particularly our small, local restaurants. These small businesses are touchstones of our community and give our neighborhoods their flavor, both figuratively and literally. While dining rooms are shuttered during the coronavirus epidemic, don't forget that most Athens restaurants ARE still providing delivery and/or takeout. They need customers more than ever, and let's admit it, you're tired of your own cooking by now, anyway…

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How to Support Local Athens Shops and Makers

Athens' shopping landscape is packed with small local businesses that provide the city with an atmosphere that simply can’t be experienced elsewhere. Whether you’re seeking handcrafted goods, local flavor, vintage flair or high-fashion styles, Athens has delivered, and we want to ensure that these…

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How to Support Local Athens Musicians

Social distancing in Athens, Georgia, has meant that the famous music scene and legendary nightclubs have temporarily gone dark. Gigs and concerts are how our musicians earn their living, and we'd like to #SupportAthensOwn and bring attention to several ways you can help support local musicians during these times…

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Athens' Own: Rebecca Wood

Just down the hill from downtown Athens is Rebecca Wood's secret garden: one of America's largest pottery studios, creating ceramics with delicate painted patterns and colors that are her unique creations. The story of how this painter and naturalist came to transform ceramics into everyday beauty for the table and home is one that could happen "only in Athens."…

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Athens Brew News

It's a great time for beer lovers to be in Athens. If you live here, you're fortunate. If you don't live here, what are you waiting for? Come for a visit and check out all the great things happening…

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