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.
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.
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.
Augusta has many public art assets that are currently in place, from murals to sculptures. The City of Augusta maintains a map of these features as well as a slideshow tour. To see the slideshow & map, click on the link below.
The mission of the Greater Augusta Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life for citizens and visitors in
Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area by advancing a vibrant cultural arts agenda.
PO Box 1776 :: 1301 Greene Street :: Augusta, GA :: 706.826.4702 :: Site design by Sallie West
"This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts."