We've got great news for art lovers . . . Athens, Georgia, already known as a Top Arts Destination, has expanded the opportunities to enjoy great events and exhibits at many of our favorite arts venues. Here's the scoop, recently released by Michael Lachowski at the Georgia Museum of Art:
Six of Athens’ established venues for visual art are introducing “Third Thursday,” a monthly evening when art can be viewed in the evening hours on the third Thursday of the month. The GeorgiaMuseum of Artand the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia; the Lyndon House Arts Center, GlassCube & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens and Ciné in downtown Athens; and Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) in the Chase Park Warehouses near the Boulevard neighborhood will be open from 6 until 9 p.m. on those days unless they are between installations or closed for a holiday or weather emergency.
The six art establishments will maintain a calendar of their programming at a soon-to-be-launched website, www.3Thurs.org. The website will provide links to the venue resources and a Google Calendar of all their exhibitions, receptions and events, such as kids’ events, lectures and gallery talks. Some opening receptions and special features will occur on Third Thursdays, but they will endeavor to prevent conflicts of critical exhibition elements.