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Calendar Pick: Arts Summit 2022

Charmaine Minnifield. Credit: Scott Lowden.

The Athens Arts Division will hold a new Arts Summit at the Morton Theatre. The Arts Summit is designed to assist local artists and creative professionals with career development skills, as well as tips and tricks for surviving and thriving in the modern art world. The two-day event kicks off with a presentation from keynote speaker Charmaine Minniefield, an Atlanta-based artist and activist creating community-based works which remember African-American women-led resistance, spirituality and power. Through her “Praise House Project,” she constructed multiple physical structures in communities with deep African-American history which honor the struggles and endurance of tradition. The summit will also feature panels with speakers from grant agencies and entertainment professionals, with topics including “Finding Funding,” “Licensing Your Art for Film and TV” and “ACC Public Art Proposals.” Register online at

WHO: Arts Summit 2022
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. & Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
WHERE: Morton Theatre
HOW MUCH: FREE! Registration required on Saturday.