Third Thursday is a collective effort on the part of local organizations around Athens to make art accessible to the public while highlighting and encouraging local talent.
This month’s event will be a special juried showcase of local talent from around the region. On Thursday, April 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., The Classic Center Theatre will open the doors to display the work of six local students from the greater Athens area and Rabun County who have applied for The Classic Center Cultural Foundation’s visual arts scholarship.
The Cultural Foundation awards over $30,000 annually to students in the performing, visual, and culinary arts. The works will be scored by a panel of local artists and awarded to the student with the highest rating across all categories. The awarded student will receive a $2,000 scholarship and $500 will be donated to help fund their school art program. This year will be the first time this scholarship will be awarded from The Ann and Jack Crowley Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts, established in 2020.
Social distancing and masks will be required for this event. Reservations are not required; guests are encouraged to drop by during the 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. window to enjoy the work of these local students.