The Annual Downtown Fat Saturday Pub Crawl is planned for this weekend on Saturday, February 10. Proceeds benefit the Greater Augusta Arts Council and support arts programming in the CSRA. Prizes provided by Beer Me Augusta, first 500 participants get a free T-shirt!
Residents of the historic neighborhood of Summerville and drivers on Walton Way may notice an artist beautifying the new traffic signal control cabinet on “Gould’s Corner” this week. This artist is local painter Cyndy Epps, whose work can also be seen in the “Art on the Wall” project on the Augusta Waterworks facility completed in 2012. She was selected from a talented pool of artists who responded to a call for artists released by the Greater Augusta Arts Council in the Fall of 2017 for this newly installed traffic box.
Nominations for local artists are open for positions that are currently available on the Public Art Advisory Panel, the Arts Council’s committee that works to bring public art to the City of Augusta Richmond County. Artists are welcome to nominate themselves.
Beginning in August 2017, the Greater Augusta Arts Council met with residents of the Harrisburg neighborhood to support their efforts in bringing public art to their community. These residents have identified potential projects to the Arts Council that would be welcome in the Harrisburg area, a neighborhood of Augusta that is located between downtown Augusta and Lake Olmstead.
The Porter Fleming Foundation invites artists to apply for grant funding for public art projects in the Augusta River Region. The Foundation has expressed interest in applications that add public art by local artists to the community. The deadline for this year’s grant cycle is February 1, 2018.