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Arts, Parks, & Recreation

  1. For the Love of Athens Photo Contest Call for Submissions

    April 3, 2020 - December 12, 2020, 11:30 PM

    As we continue to shelter in place, Arts West wants to offer an opportunity for the community to celebrate our beautiful county through photographs! Arts West typically begins accepting photographs for the contest in September, but this year we are opening the submission process early. Go outside and begin the quest for the perfect photo to submit to For the Love of Athens! For the Love of Athens Submission Guidelines: For the Love of Athens is a photo exhibit that focuses on images of people, places or things in Athens County. Photographs can be taken with traditional, digital and smart device methods. Any photographic method is welcome! Chosen photographs will be displayed in the For the Love of Athens Exhibit in the Arts West galleries tentatively for the month of February, 2021.

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  2. Fiona Avocado Gallery Show at Arts/West

    July 8, 2020 - July 29, 2020 @ Arts West

    SUBVERSIVE DOMESTICITIES is a solo show at ARTS/West featuring the work of OU MFA Candidate Fiona Avocado. The show is on display from Wed. July 8-Wed. July 29 and is viewable by appointment. To schedule a viewing call 740-592-4315 or e-mail

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  3. Chalk Your Walk Virtual Event

    July 9, 2020 - July 30, 2020

    As part of our celebration of July as Parks and Recreation month, we are hosting a Chalk Your Walk event! All ages welcome! The rules are simple: 1. Grab some chalk and find a good spot to make some chalk art. 2. Create your masterpiece and take a picture. 3. Post your picture to this event page. 4. Have fun! All participants that post a photo will be entered into a raffle to win one of the painted rocks from the Athens Rocks event. Three winners will be selected. The contest will run until July 30th with winners announced July 31st. *PLEASE REMEMBER* -Be respectful of others property, only chalk your own property unless you ask permission. You may also use the sidewalk around the Community Center and Athens City Pool. -No profanity or indecent chalk art will be tolerated. Let's keep this clean and FUN!! -Use only sidewalk chalk or spray chalk, DO NOT use spray paint. -Photos may be used for future marketing and promotional material

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Athens City Planning Commission Calendar

  1. Planning Commission CANCELLED

    July 16, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ City Council Chambers

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Recreation Advisory Board

  1. Recreation Advisory Board 7/16 meeting CANCELLED

    July 16, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Athens Community Center, Room C

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