Arts News April 4

Arts News April 4

Augusta Canal Public Art Project by Brian Rust Underway

Via the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area – “A pile of old granite will soon be transformed into a new public art installation on the banks of the Augusta Canal.  Artist Brian Rust plans to rearrange the rocks to into a sculpture entitled “Stone Boat,” inspired by the shape of the Petersburg cargo boats that once plied the canal. The 40- foot-long work will be located at the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area’s Mill Village Trailhead near Eve Street bridge where it will be visible from both land and water. Completion is expected in late April.”

Read Full Press Release from the Augusta Canal for more information


Registration Open Now! Artists at the Community Development Table, April 26

The Greater Augusta Arts Council invites you to an exciting workshop that will share the importance of the arts in our city’s growth. Titled, “Artists at the Community Table,” the all-day workshop will be hosted by ArtsU by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s largest educational forum for arts professionals.

The workshop will feature two prominent Augusta-based artists, Sala Adenike and Karen Gordon, to add their expertise and local perspective to the conversations. Artists, arts administrators, and anyone with an interest in community development are encouraged to attend.

From Americans for the Arts: “Join us on April 26 for one-day workshop hosted by the Americans for the Arts Local Arts Advancement Program Manager  as we look at what arts-based community development is and learn how artists and arts organizations can use their voices to build up the communities they are a part of. This workshop will include case studies, creative group exercises, and highlight the work of artists in our local community already engaging in this work. Come away feeling reinvigorated and ready to make change!”

Artists at the Community Development Table

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: SharedSpace 901 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901


Public Art at Hillside Park – Applications open, deadline May 1

The Harrisburg Neighborhood residents who live near Hillside Park, located at 2101 Telfair Street are seeking to spark positive community change through art at their beloved neighborhood park. Artists can submit concepts to enhance the park with public art.

The call for artists will close May 1 at 10am.

Applications Open Now – View Online



Learn how to get AU Interns for your organization, April 19

Interested in learning about how to work with Augusta University to develop an internship program for your organization? Join us April 19 at 1:30 pm for AU Interns: A Guide for Arts Organizations on the Augusta University Campus.

More info and registration online (updated link!)


Performer, Fine Arts and Crafts Market Applications open for  Arts in the Heart of Augusta

PERFORMERS: Apply to perform on one of 5 stages at this year’s Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. All family-friendly performance types are welcome to apply. Deadline for performance applications is June 1.

Performer Application online

VISUAL ARTISTS: Applications are open now for the 2019 Arts in the Heart of Augusta Fine Arts and Crafts Market! Apply to participate in a Sunshine Artist’s top-60 rated event, right in the heart of downtown Augusta!

This year’s Arts in the Heart of Augusta will take place September 20-22.

The applications for the Fine Arts and Crafts Market close May 10.

Fine Arts and Crafts Market Application Online.




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