We acknowledge the obstacles that independent artists must overcome to promote their creativity, and we wish to help remove as many as we can. As a component of our community impact strategy, we launched the Get Artistic initiative in June 2018 in the hopes of helping sustain the vibrance of Athens, Georgia’s creative community.
While Get Comfortable is focused on helping people survive, Get Artistic is committed to helping others thrive. We believe these outcomes—surviving and thriving—are two halves to a whole, both necessary to foster a healthy community.
How can art help us process tragedy? Artist Abby Kacen explores this in “Respite”, a collection of abstract expressionist paintings on view in the CCBC Gallery through June 20, 2021.
Brew For One is an effort to do for one what we wish we could do for everyone. This year, we’re locking arms with two local nonprofits, both of whom brought to us the same story of resilience. Learn more about this beer and impact program!
Matt Stevens, our VP of Strategic Impact, had the opportunity to present ‘The Bono Effect: Making Serving Simple in a Complex World’ at TEDxUGA. In this 20-minute talk, Matt shares about his career to simplify service in a complex world.