In early 2012, the Greater Augusta Arts Council was named as the Public Arts Agency for the City of Augusta. To that effect, one of our goals is to establish a program of high quality public art in the local area.
Why Public Art?
Public Art is the cornerstone to the act of community place-making. With community-based participation at its center, an effective place-making process capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people’s health, happiness, and well-being.
We believe this helps promote the city’s cultural image and enhance the everyday experience of citizens. Of course, accessibility to everyone regardless of socio-economic status is a top priority of this endeavor.
Public Art Surveys
In 2016, the Greater Augusta Arts Council hired Convention, Sports and Leisure International to draft a Public Art Master Plan. They surveyed the public to get input on the public art plan. Though the results are in, we believe the survey remains a valid finger on the pulse of public opinion To take the survey, click here.
Art the Box
Our latest Public Art program, “Art the Box” began in May 2015 with 23 boxes being painted by 19 artists. The City of Augusta continues to commission further boxes to be painted by local artists. Details here.