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About us

Mission: The mission of the Greater Augusta Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life for citizens and visitors by advancing vibrant cultural arts.

The Greater Augusta Arts Council  exists to support the arts and artists of the Augusta River Region. In 2012, the Greater Augusta Arts Council was named the Public Art Agency for the City of Augusta. We also administer the City Arts Grant program, which benefits local arts nonprofits, and we produce the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival.

Here on AugustaArts.com, you’ll find calls for artists, Augusta arts scene news, an arts events calendar, artist resources, and more. Contact us if you have any questions on getting involved in the arts community or have ideas for art in Augusta.

Latest News

Arts News week of Nov 20-26: Thanksgiving Openings, new show at Chamber Gallery, & More

Arts News for the week of November 20-26: Thanksgiving Weekend Museum & Gallery Hours, New exhibit at the Chamber of Commerce Gallery by Lillie Morris, Save the Date for Georgia Gives Day Tuesday, November 28.
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CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2nd Annual Winter Art Sale, Deadline November 26

The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold the second annual Winter Art sale, December 1-22, 2017. Local artists are welcome to submit up to 5 works for this fun event. Artists are asked to submit smaller-scale (no more than 12×12 inches large), affordable works ($150 or less) for affordable gift-giving during the winter holidays.
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Arts & Culture Generate $57.8 Million in Direct Economic Activity in the Greater Augusta Area, study shows

The Greater Augusta Arts Council announced the results of the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) survey project at the annual Legislative Luncheon hosted Thursday, November 9. The results reveal that arts and culture generate $57.8 million in direct economic activity in the Greater Augusta Area! Randy Cohen, Vice President for Americans for the Arts (AFTA), presented on the project at the luncheon, which studied the contribution of the nonprofit arts industry in the Greater Augusta area to our local economy.
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AUGUSTA’S RESOURCE FOR ARTISTS AND ARTS LOVERS!

Arts Calendar

Arts Calendar

Looking for an arts event to attend? Use the Augusta Arts Calendar to check out what’s going on around town! It’s your one-stop show to schedule your arts-filled weekend, experience art with your family, plan a great night out, and more! Augusta arts organizations and event planners can even submit their own events!
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Public Art in Augusta

Public Art in Augusta

Public Art is an important part of the our community, and we’re working hard to bring even more installations to Augusta! In 2012, the Greater Augusta Arts Council was named as the Public Arts Agency for the City of Augusta and our goal is to establish a high quality public art program in the local area. We recently completed a Master Plan for Public Art in the Augusta River Region, which can be viewed online on our Public Art page.
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Arts Resources

Arts Resources

The Arts Council offers several resources to artists and arts organizations. We maintain a listing of local and regional organizations, venues, grant organizations. We also have a technology lending library available to our members. Lastly, the Greater Augusta Arts Council administers the City Art Grants for the City of Augusta, available to arts nonprofit organizations in Richmond County.
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Arts Weekly Radio

Arts Weekly, our radio show, airs each Saturday morning at 9:30AM on Smooth Jazz 92.3FM. Details for all events mentioned on the show can be found on our Arts Calendar. You can subscribe to the podcast, or listen to a recent episode by clicking here.

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