20 Nov Arts News week of Nov 20-26: Thanksgiving Openings, new show at Chamber Gallery, & More
Thanksgiving Weekend Museum & Gallery Hours
We know it’s only Monday, but we’re already looking forward to a great holiday weekend here in Augusta. Get creative with your own plans! Bring your out-of-town guests & family to some of our favorite museums and art spots.Take a look below for some of the open hours for local Museums and Galleries this weekend.
Art On Broad
Closed Thanksgiving Day & Friday, Open Saturday 10-6
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Discovery Center
Closed Thanksgiving Day & Friday, Open Saturday 9:30-5, Sunday 1-5 (call ahead for boat tour reservations – 706-823-0440 x 4)
Augusta Museum of History
Closed Thanksgiving Day. Open Friday & Saturday, 10-5pm, Sunday 1-3
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Closed Thanksgiving Day & Friday, Open Saturday 9-5pm (hourly tours 1-4pm)
Morris Museum of Art
Closed Thanksgiving Day. Open Friday & Saturday, 10-5pm, Sunday noon-3
Tire City Potters
Closed Thanksgiving & Friday, Open Saturday 11-8, Sunday 11-3 (call ahead to decorate your very own ceramic Christmas Tree, 706-828-0334)
New Exhibition in the Chamber of Commerce by Lillie Morris
A new show is now on display at the Chamber of Commerce Gallery. Work by accomplished local artist Lillie Morris will be on view until February. All work is for sale.
Stop by to see her work 8:30-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30-3 on Fridays. The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is located at 1 Tenth St., the same building as the Morris Museum of Art.
Click here to learn more about gallery opportunities with the Greater Augusta Arts Council.
ARTISTS INVITED – Harrisburg Public Art Interest Meeting, Dec 5
The Harrisburg community and Greater Augusta Arts Council invite artists to an upcoming neighborhood meeting to talk public art!
Join us Tuesday, December 5, 6-8pm in the Kroc Center at 1833 Broad St. for a discussion of public art in Harrisburg and creative place-making. Artists of all disciplines and all residents of the CSRA are welcome to attend. The community in Harrisburg is looking forward to meeting you!
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Winter Art Sale, deadline November 26
The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold the second annual Winter Art sale, December 1-22, 2017. Local artists are welcome to submit up to 5 works for this fun event.
Artists are asked to submit smaller-scale (no more than 12×12 inches large), affordable works ($150 or less) for affordable gift-giving during the winter holidays.
A reception will be held Tuesday, December 5 to celebrate the artists and meet and mingle with the city staff and public.
Click here to submit your work at AugustaArts.com
View All Calls for Artists, writers & performers currently online at augustaarts.com
Arts in the Heart of Augusta artist info sessions start December 1
We’re bringing back the artist info sessions for Arts in the Heart of Augusta, starting Friday, December 1! Sign up for helpful info for artists interested in the application process for Arts in the Heart of Augusta. Pax Bobrow, Fine Arts and Crafts Market director, will share info on assembling your application, the jury selection process, and participating in the festival. Sign up for one or all of the sessions – they’re free! Session Dates – December 1, January 4, February 1. Click here to sign up at artsintheheart.com.
Save the Date for Georgia Gives Day, Tuesday, November 28
Save the Date for Georgia Gives Day, Tuesday, November 28! This year, GA Gives is teaming up with the Giving Tuesday movement, to make it the biggest day of giving all year! The Arts Council and several arts & culture nonprofits are planning their participation in this year’s events. Keep an eye out on this bulletin for a list of participating organizations! Learn more at gagives.org.