Arts News 6-19

Arts News 6-19

Local Rapper TILT Signs Music Deal With SONY

via – “Stars like James Brown, 2 members of Lady Antebellum, actor Hulk Hogan, and more all call Augusta home. A local rap artist just signed a major record deal and hopes to become a major artist in the industry.

The road to success is paved with ambition and grind; something Augusta-born musician Timothy Williams has known long before inking a deal with SONY. He goes by the stage name TILT. ‘The Illest Lyrical Talent.'”

Williams, an Augusta native and graduate of Josey High School, was invited to sign the record deal with Sony Music after his performance at the Rose Bar in Atlanta was attended by Bow Wow and other well known artists. Williams had already gone on tour with Nelly before signing the deal with Sony on May 1, and he will soon perform for 100,000 at the Firefly Festival. Congratulations to this talented Augusta performer!

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Gateway Sculpture Finalists Announced, Apprenticeship for local artists available

Augusta will soon be getting a new large-scale sculpture at the intersection of Riverwatch Parkway and the I-20 on-ramp, but first, the City wants to hear from the residents of the Augusta River Region. 3 finalists for this new project have been chosen to submit proposals for sculptures, and an open comment period will take feedback from the public at the end of August.



Recommended Webinar – Artist Dread Scott Teaches how to market your work, workshop by Creative Capital

Via – “Led by artist Dread Scott, this 90-minute online workshop covers all aspects of marketing your work, including defining your goals; developing effective tools, tactics, and messaging; and identifying, engaging, and building your audience and support community. The workshop also provides an overview of several effective case studies of artists who have used both traditional and non-traditional marketing strategies in support of their work.”

While the webinar is “live” during the Annual Arts Awards (Thursday, June 20), anyone who registers in advance can watch the workshop playback anytime.

Register online


Arts Awards Tickets now closed online

Thank you to everyone for your interest in celebrating the winners of the Annual Arts Awards! The dinner will take place tomorrow, June 20 at the Foundry at Boy Scout Road. At this time, online tickets are now sold out. Call the Arts Council offices at 706-826-4702 for walk-up availability. Thank you for supporting the arts and winners of the awards!



Nominate a Georgia Arts & Humanities champion for the 2019 Governor’s Awards

Via GCA – “GCA is seeking nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities. The Governor’s Awards honor outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through excellence and service to the arts and humanities.  Presented by the Office of the Governor in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities, the Governor’s Awards pay tribute to the most distinguished citizens and organizations that have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to work in these fields.”

Deadline July 31, Nomination form online here.



New Exhibition at the City Gallery: “Through the F.I.R.E.,” on display until August 30

Historic photos of Laney Walker landmarks celebrate importance and legacy of the area in Augusta’s story.

Learn about Augusta history at the City Gallery! The newest display in the City Gallery, located in the Augusta Municipal Building, celebrates the history and legacy of landmarks of the Laney Walker & Bethlehem neighborhoods. Archival photos from the area’s history show a thriving city center; with theaters, grocers, hospitals and schools.

The exhibit is a partnership with Housing & Community Development, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Greater Augusta Arts Council. Historical photos were provided by the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, The Augusta History Museum, and Historic Augusta.

Visit the gallery anytime between 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday.