Cotton Alley is an outdoor art space created and operated by Athens Arts League. It is located behind High Cotton Arts next to the historic cotton warehouse on Green Street. Athens Arts League leases the property from H.C. Blake and Company, and is turning this overgrown lot into a downtown venue dedicated to art education and art events.
Athens Arts League is maintaining the rustic setting while adding safety features and other amenities. Athens Fence has completed the fencing. Volunteers are going to add a ramp and steps. Lowe's is committed to help with a flat stage area. The Cotton Alley sign is being created by Drop Metal.
Funding has been made possible by the following supporters:
Elk River Development Agency Grant - $5,000
Athens Mayor's Youth Commission Grant - $400
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful - Blubs for planting
City of Athens - Assistance with rotten tree removal
Progress on Cotton Alley