Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.
1. Slingshot Festival
The Athens music, art and tech fest happens this week and boasts an impressive schedule of events. See this week's paper for our preview coverage.
2. Lou Kregel
Kregel was chosen as this year's AthFest theme artist, meaning you'll soon be seeing a lot more of her signature designs.
Speaking of AthFest—the festival will announce its 2016 headliners tomorrow. Stay tuned to Flagpole for the news.
4. James Barsness
The local artist designed the cool new cans for Creature Comforts' Cosmik Debris.
5. Maria Nissan
Another local artist doing neat stuff in conjunction with a local brewery: Her paintings are on display at Terrapin's tasting room. See this week's Calendar Picks section for more info.