New Art the Box under way at “Gould’s Corner” in Summerville
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. LEARN MORE
Wet Paint Party & Sale Art Deadline is Feb. 2! Party – February 24
The Deadline for art submissions to the 2018 Wet Paint Party & Sale is Friday, February 2! Participate in one of Augusta’s largest art parties – receive 100% of your starting sales price!
The Wet Paint Party & Sale is free for members and will be hosted February 24, 7-10:30 at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. SUBMIT WORK ONLINE.
Join us downtown for the Fat Saturday Pub Crawl, February 10!
Join the Arts Council for a fun night out in downtown Augusta! It’s time for the annual Fat Saturday Pub Crawl, hosted by Beer Me Augusta and Savannah River Brewing Company. Win fun prizes and benefit the Greater Augusta Arts Council! The first 500 participants receive a free T-shirt. Passports go on sale at 4pm on Saturday, February 10, at the intersection of 11th & road St. Pubcrawl is 8-11pm. LEARN MORE
Nominations open for the Public Art Advisory Panel
Porter Fleming Foundation Invites artists to apply for grant funds – deadline February 1
The Porter Fleming Foundation invites artists to apply for grant funding for public art projects in the Augusta River Region. The Foundation has expressed interest in applications that add public art by local artists to the community. The deadline for this year’s grant cycle is February 1, 2018. LEARN MORE
Augusta Arts Calendar Updates
Have you visited the Augusta Arts Calendar lately? If so, you may have noticed a new feature – an entire page dedicated to arts classes held in Augusta, GA and our surrounding community! Have a class you’re hosting? You can submit the information to be included on this mobile-friendly calendar. If you haven’t visited lately, stop by! You can search by event type, cost, and even location!
Upcoming Volunteer opportunities with the Arts Council
We have two events coming up in February that are also fun volunteer opportunities! Plan a fun night out for a good cause! Sign up at the links below.
Fat Saturday Pub Crawl, February 10 – Presented by Savannah River Brewing and the Greater Augusta Arts Council, the Fat Saturday Pub Crawl is a fun downtown tradition with awesome prizes supplied by Beer Me Augusta. Volunteers help sell passports to participants and stamp “passports” at the participating bars and restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Arts Council. Sign up online
Wet Paint Party & Sale, February 24 – We can use some helping hands to put on the Wet Paint Party & Sale, Augusta’s largest art party! Volunteers will assist the planning committee with event check-in, food & bar service, decor and more. Sign up online