Announcing the 2018 Arts Awards Winners!

Announcing the 2018 Arts Awards Winners!

Join the Arts Council at the Arts Awards Dinner June 21 to celebrate the winners and 50 years of supporting the arts. Tickets on Sale now, click here.


Augusta, GA – It is with great pleasure that the Greater Augusta Arts Council announces the 2018 winners of the Annual Arts Awards!  Awards are given in 7 categories to celebrate excellence in the Augusta arts Community. Congratulations to this year’s winners!  Read below for more information about the Awards Dinner and a special anniversary celebration for the Arts Council.

President’s Award: Dr. Dennis Skelley, CEO, Walton Rehabilitation Institute

Artist: Trey McLaughlin, Artistic Director, Creative Impressions

Arts Professional: Debi Ballas, Director, Executive & Artistic Director Emerita, The Augusta Players

Media: Charmain Brackett, Arts columnist, Augusta Chronicle

Volunteer: Levi Hill, Fundraiser, Miller Theater Restoration

Sponsor: MAU Workforce Solutions

NEW THIS YEAR – The Kath Girdler Engler Award for Public Art:Jason Craig, Designer, Westobou

About the Award- Named after the late Kath Girdler Engler, a prolific local sculptor whose work is seen throughout the region, the award celebrates artists, individuals, or organizations who champion the cause of public art in Augusta.


Celebrating 50 years! In addition to the Arts Awards winners, the Arts Council will be celebrating their 50th anniversary during this special event! Founded in 1968, the Greater Augusta Arts Council has provided support to artists and arts organizations in the CSRA since its inception. Another important anniversary will be honored, as well, with a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing the 100th year of the Imperial Theater.


Arts Awards Dinner June 21. Join the Arts Council in celebrating milestones and congratulating the winners of this year’s Arts Awards on Thursday, June 21st at 6 pm at the Foundry at Rae’s Creek. Tickets are $55 ($100 for a pair) and include dinner. RSVP and buy online at the link below.


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