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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Two Calls for Public Art - Cooperative Extension Service Center and Fire Station 2

Two Calls for Public Art - Cooperative Extension Service Center and Fire Station 2

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit proposals for consideration in two separate projects; the Cooperative Extension Service Center (SPLOST 2011 Project #10) and Fire Station 2 (SPLOST 2011 Project #3). The selected artist(s) for each project will work with the ACAC and Athens-Clarke County government staff to create public art that enhances the respective project and complements the selected sites.


Cooperative Extension Service Center (SPLOST 2011 Project #10)

Athens is a university town known for its historic, diverse, and creative environment. Cooperative Extension has an over 100-year history in Athens. The new Cooperative Extension Service Center is a SPLOST funded project to provide facilities for staff, educational programs including 4-H, food preservation and home gardening as well as other community events. Thus, the new Center will serve employees and community members from Athens and around the State.

The new facilities are being constructed on a lot at the corner of Cleveland Road and Callaway Drive in west Athens--a part of the county where there has been little to no public art, and we are excited to introduce artwork that will enhance the environment there. The parcel is relatively level.  It will also include a newly constructed fire station, and both facilities will share a parking lot between them. A few options of sites were selected for public art, all located outside and viewable to people using the facility or just passing by. Possible sites include: the covered patio of the main entrance, the plaza space adjoining the classroom entrance, the garden area, or the driveway entrance (Callaway Dr.). 


Fire Station 2 (SPLOST 2011 Project #3)

Athens is a university town known for its historic, diverse, and creative environment. Cooperative Extension has an over 100-year history in Athens. The new Cooperative Extension Service Center is a SPLOST funded project to provide facilities for staff, educational programs including 4-H, food preservation and home gardening as well as other community events. Thus, the new Center will serve employees and community members from Athens and around the State.

The new facility is being constructed on a lot at the corner of Cleveland Road and Callaway Drive in west Athens--a part of the county where there has been little to no public art, and we are excited to introduce artwork that will enhance the environment there. The parcel is relatively level. It will also include a newly constructed Cooperative Extension Service Center, and both facilities will share a parking lot between them. The site selected for public art is located outside the building, near the main public entrance and flagpole, and it is viewable to people using the facility or just passing by.


Deadline & Submission Info

The deadline for receiving proposals for both projects is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019. 

Submission forms for both projects are available online at https://www.accgov.com/acac.

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) webpage
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