Color with us! We combined the latest adult coloring book craze with amazing Athens artists and a great fundraiser for kids in Athens-Clarke County schools who need art education support. Buy some books from us and have fun! Flagpole talks about it in the latest round-up of ATHICA news.

They said: "In collaboration with their Chase Park neighbor, the fairly new photography service boutique Pixel & Ink, ATHICA has assembled “Outside the Lines,” a quarterly, all-ages coloring book featuring the works of local artists. Each installment’s proceeds will be split between supporting the gallery’s programming and Athens-Clarke County’s public school arts programming. Benefiting Clarke Middle School, volume one includes coloring pages by Matt Blanks, Cameron Bliss, Margot Ecke, Mike Groves, David Hale, Missy Kulik, Bryn Rouse, Ansley Sproull, Justine Stevens and Tatiana Veneruso. From Dec. 5–13, ATHICA will host an interactive event in which the public can drop in and go wild by coloring in a handful of giant line drawings by featured artists along the walls.

Following ATHICA’s creative artist-designed decks of playing cards in 2013 and tarot cards last year, the gallery has come up with another clever stocking stuffer for art lovers just in time for the holidays. A full-color 2016 calendar offers a nice introduction to contemporary Athenian artists, with pages adorned by Jim Barsness, Stanley Bermudez, Cindy Jerrell, Carol John, Ben Rouse, Rusty Wallace and more. 

Coloring books ($15) and calendars ($19) can be ordered online at athica.org, or picked up in person at ATHICA’s upcoming holiday market on Friday, Dec. 11 from 5–9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m."