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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 of Georgia. In 2012, the Greater Augusta Arts Council was named the Public Art Agency for the City of Augusta. We also administer the Augusta Richmond County 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, Georgia.

Latest News

New Art Box to beautify Summerville neighborhood

Residents of the historic neighborhood of Summerville and drivers on Walton Way may notice an artist beautifying the new traffic signal control cabinet on “Gould’s Corner” this week. This artist is local painter Cyndy Epps, whose work can also be seen in the “Art on the Wall” project on the Augusta Waterworks facility completed in 2012. She was selected from a talented pool of artists who responded to a call for artists released by the Greater Augusta Arts Council in the Fall of 2017 for this newly installed traffic box.
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Greater Augusta Arts Council seeks nominations of local artists for Public Art Advisory Panel

Nominations for local artists are open for positions that are currently available on the Public Art Advisory Panel, the Arts Council’s committee that works to bring public art to the City of Augusta Richmond County. Artists are welcome to nominate themselves.
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Potential Public Art Projects Identified in Harrisburg, Arts Council Information Sessions

Beginning in August 2017, the Greater Augusta Arts Council met with residents of the Harrisburg neighborhood to support their efforts in bringing public art to their community. These residents have identified potential projects to the Arts Council that would be welcome in the Harrisburg area, a neighborhood of Augusta that is located between downtown Augusta and Lake Olmstead.
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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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