Art News December 4

Art News December 4

Two local filmmakers featured at Atomacon Short Film Festival

Two Augusta-based filmmakers were featured at the Atomacon Short Film Festival, held in Charleston, South Carolina on December 1. Jezibell Anat’s film “Miss Julie Don’t Like No Strangers” and Eric Poe’s, “Incubation Period” were shown as part of the festival’s first film highlights.

“Miss Julie Don’t Like No Strangers” was originally written as a play by Jezibell Anat and first performed during the 2017 Quickies Short Play Festival at Le Chat Noir and was adapted for the short film with assistance from Christopher Forbes and Taylor Gary. Eric Poe’s “Incubation Period” spotlights the director’s horror genre skill, and features special effects by Emily Schreiber and Brandon Woodward, who are also based in Augusta. Congratulations to these talented local filmmakers!

Winter Art Sale Reception Monday, December 10, 11:30-1

Detail of “Subconcious Creativity” by Marcee Musgrove

Attend a reception for the 3rd Annual Winter Art Sale at the City Gallery on Monday, December 10 and take home some unique local artwork! Work by 15 local artists will be offered, all for under $150! Refreshments will be served. 11:30-1pm in the Municipal Building Lobby. Address: 535 Telfair Street.



Shop small and artsy this season! Local gift-giving roundup to support the arts in Augusta

Want to support the arts this holiday season with unique, handmade, and locally-made gifts? We’ve collected a list of places to pick up the perfect presents for everyone on your list!

Gift Shops & Creative Businesses

A collection of locally-owned businesses that sell work by artisans based in the Augusta river region – or have the perfect item for those creative people in your life!

 440 Instruments  Harlem Arts Council
 4P Studios   Humanitree House Art Gallery
 Aiken Center for the Arts  Land of Thee
 Art on Broad  MACK on Main
 Artsy Me Midtown Market
 Artus  Summerville Art & Custom Framing
 Berkshire Guitars   The Frame Shoppe
 Book Tavern Tire City Potters


Galleries with specially-priced exhibitions for the holidays

A few local galleries have curated shows with work priced affordably for holiday gift-giving

4P Studios – $200 & Under Exhibition

Arte De Local

City Gallery – Winter Art Sale

Westobou – Seeds

Gift an Arts Experience – Event Tickets

Below are some of the member organizations and event venues that have upcoming shows – tickets make great gifts!

 Augusta Chorale  Creative Impressions
 Augusta Choral Society  Garden City Jazz
 Augusta Entertainment Complex  Imperial Theatre
 Augusta Mini Theatre  Le Chat Noir
  Augusta Players  Miller Theater
 Augusta Symphony   Morris Museum of Art
Colton Ballet Company  Storyland Theatre

Do you know of a small business, gallery, or event venue we need to add to the online version of these lists? Let us know!


Arts in the Heart of Augusta artist information sessions

Interested in learning more about the application process to become an artist vendor at Arts in the Heart of Augusta?  Information sessions for next year’s festival will be hosted in January & February. Come with any questions you have about the application process and what it takes to sell your work at one of Augusta’s favorite festivals!

Information session schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 9, 12-1pm
  • Friday, February 1, 5:30-6:30pm

Click here to register


Upcoming Deadlines – calls for artists, submissions

The calls below have upcoming deadlines. Click on the links to read more at

Quickies Short Play Festival, December 31

Wet Paint Party & Art Sale, all disciplines, Deadline January 13

Porter Fleming Literary Competition, deadline February 12