Create Athens is committed to raising the profile of the creative community in Athens, enhancing the economic viability of creative entrepreneurs, and increasing the national recognition of Athens, Georgia, as a center for the arts.

Artists of all media have made Athens their headquarters. Potters, painters and craftsmen have opened stores, studios and galleries to create and sell their masterpieces. Through the Athens Area Arts Council, many have contributed to community art projects that set Athens apart from any other city.

Downtown Athens isn’t the only hotbed for artists, either. Many work out of rehabilitated buildings in town like the Chase Park Warehouses or in the surrounding counties and communities.