My Athens was born out of a desire to unite the people of Athens, Ga., to celebrate the many beautiful aspects of the city’s art and culture. Photographers of any experience are asked to post photos on Instagram capturing the essence of The Classic City and tag them with the hashtag #my_athens.

The photos will be curated for a gallery exhibit April 6-20.

April 5 // VIP Preview Night
April 6 // Gallery Opening Showing
April 10 // David Richt Concert (Sponsored by Akins Ford)
April 12 // Music in the Gallery (Presented by Paste Magazine)
April 15 // Conversation in the Gallery (Jeff Shinabarger, More or Less)
April 18 // My Athens Gives Back
April 19 // Music in the Gallery (Presented by Flagpole Magazine)
April 20 // Gallery Closing Celebration

This two-week series of events benefiting Habitat for Humanity will connect the city and put additional local art, music, creativity, nonprofits and causes on display. Prints and local items will be on sale at the gallery with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity and additional prints donated to decorate local Habitat homes. Throughout the two weeks, local organizations and prominent residents will host special events in the space and sponsor concerts by up-and-coming bands, lectures, and conversations themed around art and creativity, social good and the community.

So…what is your Athens? Show us #my_athens!