Why is Athens the Arts & Culture Capital of Georgia?

Why is Athens the Arts & Culture Capital of Georgia?

Posted on February 13, 2017

Athens, Georgia is known for its creative energy. Classic and contemporary art is displayed in unconventional settings and sophisticated galleries. See the whimsical statues guarding Athens’ scenic streetscapes, take in an exhibition of renowned artwork at the Georgia Museum of Art, and enjoy an evening out with any number of theatrical and musical productions. Downtown galleries and boutiques, even the restaurants, display original collections by local artists and designers.

Performing Arts

Catch world-class entertainment without big-city hassles, from touring Broadway productions and headliners at The Classic Center to Athens’ own symphony orchestra and theatre companies. You’ll be amazed at the quality of performers and venues this college town boasts! The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center has one of the strongest subscriber bases of any on-campus center in the country, thanks in part to metro Atlantans that have discovered the convenience, quality, and value of a night out in Athens.

Public Art

Athens, GA, is known for its creative energy. It is no wonder, then, that we have a longstanding commitment to public art. From soaring sculptures to larger-than-life bulldog statues to functional bus stops and fire hydrants re-imagined, the creative spirit of Athens is on display on seemingly every corner.

Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art is both a university museum at the University of Georgia and, since 1982, the official state museum of art. Recently, it completed an extensive expansion and remodeling of its building, paid for entirely with externally raised funds, that has allowed it to display its permanent collection continually. The museum offers programming for patrons of all ages, from child to senior citizen, as well as free admission to the public for all exhibitions. It organizes its own exhibitions in-house, creates traveling exhibitions for other museums and galleries and plays host to traveling exhibitions from around the country and the globe.

The Georgia Club residents get it all in their location.  They are surrounded by arts and culture in all directions.  They have the small town feel of downtown Statham but are also surrounded by the big city life.  Living at The Georgia Club gives you the best of both worlds.  To see what the lifestyle is all about, click here.

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