Art News 10-31

Art News 10-31

Golden Blocks Project applications online now – Funding for public art in Laney Walker/Bethlehem neighborhoods

The Application is online now for the Golden Blocks Project, a partnership of the Greater Augusta Arts Council and Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History to bring public art to the Laney Walker/Bethlehem neighborhoods. Artists who have an interest in the crossroads of art, history, and social change are encouraged to submit an application. All mediums and art forms are welcome to submit concepts. The project will focus its efforts on creative placemaking in the areas of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem neighborhoods.

Read more about the project at


Arts Day Luncheon Next Thursday, November 8

Thursday, November 8, 11:30-1pm at Sacred Heart Cultural Center

The annual Legislative Luncheon is now the Arts Day Luncheon! Renamed to align with Leadership Augusta’s Arts Day activities, this year’s events will feature speakers who will share updates about public art in the CSRA.

While much of the work for public art is accomplished behind the scenes, the Arts Day Luncheon speakers will shine a light on projects that are currently underway, and new work that is to come to the Augusta River Region.

Arts Day Featured Speakers & Topics

Janice Allen Jackson, Administrator, City of Augusta – Public Art Progress in Augusta  

Doug Duncan, Chair, Columbia County Commission – Columbia County’s Public Art Vision

Brenda Durant, Executive Director, Greater Augusta Arts Council – Creative Placemaking in Augusta Neighborhoods

Jay Markwalter, Executive Director, Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus –

Arts Advocacy Efforts Across the State



Calls for Artists, Auditions, and Creative Writing Submissions updated at

Looking for new artistic opportunities in the Augusta River Region? has all the latest calls for artists and audition announcements. Click on the links below for more information