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Athens’ Own: Courtney Khail

With the arrival of spring in Athens, there’s also so much unique, flourishing art to explore. One artist in particular to highlight is Courtney Khail. Living and working in Athens, Courtney is well known for her abstract floral pieces heavily influenced by themes of womanhood, femininity…

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Celebrate Women Owned Businesses in Athens this Women's History Month

Check out a woman-owned business on your trip to Athens, especially during women's history month! Athens has a beautiful variety of entrepreneurs, each with their own niche talents and offerings. From restaurants to shops to art lounges, we have everything you need. Make sure you sample all the ways to enjoy Athens, presented by the women of the Classic City. Here are a few listed below!  …

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Athens' Own: Camille Hayes

In the heart of Athens, Georgia, a vibrant art scene thrives, enriched by the talents and passions of local artists like Camille Hayes. Camille embodies the spirit of creativity and community that makes Athens unique. In a recent interview, she shared insights into her life, her art, and her deep…

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Mimi Maumus's Guide to Eating Good in Athens

Mimi Maumus is an Athens chef hailing from New Orleans, who takes her roots and her Southern culture and blends them in fascinating ways to create the menu at home.made. In the words of Mimi, when it comes to her friends also in Athens food and beverage, she says there’s a good mix of “diversity and…

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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' Own: Nuci's Space

Nuci's Space's mission is to prevent suicide with a focus on musicians. Nuci's opened its doors in September 2000 as a one-of-a-kind center that serves as a nurturing environment for musicians with resources for medical care, counseling, and support groups. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT [Bob]: Simply put Nuçi's…

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Athens' Own: Janet Geddis

Janet Geddis opened Avid Bookshop in 2011 on Prince Avenue and opened another location in Five Points in 2016. Over the years, Avid Bookshop has grown to become a staple in the Athens community and was even named one of the top 5 bookshops in the U.S. by Publisher's Weekly…

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