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Complex problems demand creative solutions. But creative professionals don’t always receive the support they need to contribute to community-wide change. As a component of our community impact strategy, we launched the Get Artistic initiative in June 2018 in the hopes of strengthening Athens, Georgia’s creative community.

Our community-focused approach to arts patronage is driven by the belief that investing in individual artists is critical for building a community’s ability to practice creative problem-solving.  Whereas Get Comfortable is focused on helping people survive, Get Artistic is committed to helping others thrive. We believe these outcomes—surviving and thriving—operate as two halves to a whole, each necessary to foster a healthy community.

  • Why: To strengthen Athens, Georgia’s creative community.
  • How: Removing obstacles to empower creative people to be the change they want to see in their community.
  • What: Leveraging our resources of time, space, and money to invest meaningfully in the professional development of individual artists.

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CCBC Gallery: Sarah Flinn

ART BY SARAH FLINN CCBC Gallery: A Day in the Woods On view and for sale August 1 to September 4, 2022 Also featured: an outdoor collection of new, original paintings,  Garden Creatures, now permanently on view in the courtyard at Snow Tire! EVENT: Meet the Artist: Sarah Flinn, August 28 (3-5:00 PM)! Advance registration… View Article

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CCBC Gallery: City of Ink Artist Showcase

Organized by artist Andrew Blooms, “City of Ink Artist Showcase” features six multidisciplinary artists working out of Peters Street Station: an arts center that houses the City of Ink Social Club, a private tattoo shop in Atlanta.

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CCBC Gallery: Carolyn Schew

Carolyn Schew’s artwork revolves around daydreams and the construction of a Somewhere Else: an idealistic, technicolor Eden of the mind. Mark your calendars for her free, interactive “Meet the Artist” event on May 15!

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