From local galleries to a nationally known museum, the art scene in Athens is ever-changing and always displaying extraordinary artwork. Playful murals add color to the side of buildings as artwork by Athens locals line the walls of restaurants. Even fire hydrants across downtown are uniquely painted by Athenian artists. With art as commonplace in everyday Athens' life, it comes as no surprise that the Classic City is a hub for art exhibitions. Check out some of the exhibits that have recently gone up on display in galleries around the city.
an Inside Look at Athens, Georgia
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Come Celebrate Black History Month in Athens, GA. Experience and learn about the contributions numerous African-Americans have made through lectures, film and art. Events are being held throughout the
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."
Summer is one of the best times of year to experience Athens. The vibe is a bit more low-key and there's still plenty of fun to be had. Whether you want to "beat the heat" by staying indoors or enjoy
Some of the best ways to explore Athens, Georgia don't even cost a dime. Here's an ultimate guide of FREE things to do in Athens, ranging from performances to outdoor adventures. Grab the family or
Athens, GA dominates the creative field with its artistic expressions. The Georgia Museum of Art is a notable outlet through its expansive permanent collections right on the University of Georgia
Athens may be in the South, but that doesn't mean we escape the cold-- Northeast Georgia has its share of days that have us wanting to stay indoors and binge watch the latest Netflix shows! Winter days can be dreary and make us weary, and not want to leave our warm beds, but this list of Athens indoor activities will get you going out to stay in! Grab your friends or your kids and bundle up for a day of inside outings in Athens, Georgia, this wintry season.
Painting, drawing, doodling, lettering, dancing - you name it, there is a spot in Athens for it! Being such a creative town, Athens makes sure to give its residents and visitors a wide array of studios where they can let their imagination run wild and have a mini vacation of creative peace.
No matter your skill level or how artistically inclined you may be, these studios welcome everyone. You can bring friends for a girls night out or take the kids for an inventive, hands-on adventure. Here is a list of five places to let your creativity fly in Athens, GA!
Athens is an art town, a music town, a town where creativity flies. You can find artwork on almost every turn, each piece adding more flair and originality to the city. Whether it's fire hydrants, bus stops, or statues, these unique, secret masterpieces are on almost every turn. My personal favorite is the many murals displayed on buildings that can be seen throughout the town. Each one has its own story and its own remarkable design.
This is your guide to 21 (and counting) of these hidden gems in Athens, GA! If you are searching for your next photo shoot location, a new Instagram shot, or want to go on an art scavenger hunt, look no further!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:00 AM by Nikki Mehrjerdian
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