Across My Desk with Brenda Durant
October 2023

Written by: Brenda Durant
October 2023

I am finally rested and recovered from Arts in the Heart Festival. We had a great week-end: the attendance was huge and our small team performed like a well-oiled machine. Thanks to everyone who attended, performed, cooked, or created over the three days! To me, it’s the best week-end in Augusta, hands down.

This week we attended a Trade Show for the South Augusta Land Development Conference. It was right next to Sacred Heart at the Hyatt, so Denise Tucker and I dragged our booth across 13th Street and set up on the top floor. When Pax and I returned at 4pm to meet the attendees, we were flooded with good news about Development in Augusta. Many who visited our booth were excited to imagine the possibilities of adding Public Art to Development Projects in South Richmond County. We are excited as well! Dream it! It can happen.

Courtesy of Augusta Sailing Club

This week-end I will be at Clarks Hill Lake for the Augusta Sailing Club’s Halloween Regatta. We have about 20 people in our friends and family team of sailors and support group. On Saturday night we have a team costume planned: escapees from the asylum. If it works out, I will share pictures on Facebook.

In the vein of October, Halloween, and all things Fall: I have already had my fill of pumpkin. I had one pumpkin martini this week, and I am now officially done with all things pumpkin flavored. For the record.

Back to the arts and all things non-pumpkin flavored… this month has a full calendar of Events. Next Friday we are attending Sam Bush at the Southern Soul and Song Concert at the Imperial. Love Sam! Kigg Cherry is leading a session for musicians who want to be a better Gig Artist at our Creative Conversation Series on October 18. If you need to fill in your calendar check out and click on Calendar.

If you know my brother, Charles Scavullo at the Imperial, wish him Happy Birthday! I think he’s pretty special!

Happy Fall!