Athens' arts offerings will expand in the coming months with the reopening of the Georgia Museum of Art in early 2011, which will add a larger scope to the already thriving local arts scene. Athens is home to numerous local galleries and museums, including the Lyndon House Arts Center and ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. Athens' downtown retail shops also feature a diverse range of local artwork, such a R. Wood pottery found at Toula's downtown.
Athens is definitely worth the trip if you are interested in the arts. It's a destination with thriving arts & cultural scenes, and if you haven't been, you need to come visit!
Below you can find a list of some of our favorite Athens arts locales, and a complete list of Athens art destinations can be found here! Enjoy!
Athens Area Art Council- non-profit arts organization
Aurum Jewelry, Art, & Gallery- amazing jewelry by award-winning local artists, plus regional art!
Ciné- independent films, galore!
Healing Arts Center- art for the mind, body, and soul!
Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries- revolving shows of student, faculty, and professional art!
Lyndon House Arts Center- large airy galleries, a children's wing, artists' workshop, and gift shop!
Mercury Art Works at Hotel Indigo- showcases local and national multimedia artists!
R. Wood's Ceramic Studio & Shop- nationally acclaimed, one-of-a-kind, handmade pottery!
Railroad Arts District- collective of artists and businesses centered around the railroad tracks!
Visionary Growth Gallery- features local and national artists as well as disabled professional artists!