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Arts News Week of April 17

Augusta native Jessye Norman honored with Glenn Gould Prize, Arts Awards nominations deadline May 10, Teaching artist registry deadline approaching, and Arts in the Heart apps!
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Arts Council Announces New Annual Award Celebrating Public Art, Annual Arts Award Nominations now open

The Greater Augusta Arts Council announced today that the Nomination Forms are now open for the 2018 Annual Arts Awards, which celebrate individuals and organizations that advance the arts in Augusta. The Arts Awards were established to recognize outstanding talent, exceptional initiative and leadership within Augusta’s vibrant arts community. In addition to the 6 awards currently distributed, the Arts Council is pleased to announce the addition of a new award: The Kath Girdler Engler Public Art Award.
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FUSION on display now at newly renamed “City Gallery”

Artwork by 7 local artists is now on display in the gallery located inside the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building in a group show named, “Fusion, A Celebration of Modalities.” Recently renamed “The City Gallery,” the gallery space at the Municipal Building hosts exhibitions programmed by the Greater Augusta Arts Council. The artwork featured in “Fusion” highlights several unique artistic mediums – paper-cutting, 3-dimensional clay on canvas, photography, and more. Local artist Nico Gozal curated the show, and selected the work to illustrate the variety of methods artists use to create art.
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ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL EVENTS

WET PAINT PARTY AND SALE
ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING
LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON
ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL

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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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AUGUSTA’S RESOURCE FOR ARTISTS AND ARTS LOVERS!

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On Display with the Arts Council

The Greater Augusta Arts Council programs two unique gallery spaces – the City Gallery of Augusta, located in the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building at 535 Telfair Street and the Chamber of Commerce offices at 1 10th. St. See the work currently on display and learn more about opportunities in these galleries for local and regional artists at the link below.

Galleries by the Arts Council

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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 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.