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Fall 2021 Arts in Community Award Recipients

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission

Two Athens nonprofits are the latest recipients of awards from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission. Farm to Neighborhood and Chess in the Community will each receive a $2,000 Arts in Community Award to fund their proposed projects.

Farm to Neighborhood helps provided access to food for those in need. The organization will be hosting the “Classic City Art Crawl,” which will showcase Black owned businesses in Triangle Plaza. Rashe Malcolm, Triangle Plaza’s new owner, will unveil her vision for the future of the property, as an economic and cultural center, through several installations by local artists of color.

Youth development organization Chess and Community will have young people design, print and paint their own chess pieces on a 3D printer. They will work under the guidance of local artist Broderick Flanigan.

The ACAC has presented the Arts in Community Awards since 2016. It’s part of an effort to foster the development and enjoyment of art in Athens. This year, applicants responded to the theme of “Athens in Color.”

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