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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

ARTIST APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW FOR 2018 WET PAINT PARTY & SALE. DEADLINE FEBRUARY 4

Artwork submissions are now open for the Wet Paint Party & Sale, an annual party presented by the Greater Augusta Arts Council. To be hosted Saturday, February 24, 7-10:30pm at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center, the party offers a platform for local artists to sell their recent work in a one-of-a-kind art auction. The deadline to submit work for Wet Paint Party & Sale is February 4.
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Arts News Week of December 4-10

Winter Art Sale Reception, Harrisburg Public Art, Part Time and Volunteer Positions at the Miller Theater, Galleries at a Glance for December
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Winter Art Sale selection now available to view online. Sale Ends 12-22

The 2017 Winter Art Sale is now hanging at the Municipal Building Gallery at 535 Telfair St. 17 local artists contributed to this fantastic show in a large variety of mediums, check out the work in the gallery at this link! The sale will continue until December 22. Collectors who purchase work can take art home with them the same day, making it just the right timing for holiday gift-buying! 
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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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