The first phase of a new public art project, The Golden Blocks Project was installed in Augusta’s Laney-Walker historic district Wednesday. The project is a collaboration by the City of Augusta Housing and Community Development, The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Greater Augusta Arts Council. ‘This is one of four works in the Golden Blocks project,’ said Brenda Durant, the Arts Council executive director. ‘The four artists have chosen to work together.'”
The Harrisburg Neighborhood residents who live near Hillside Park, located at 2101 Telfair Street near Hickman Road and Tubman Road, working through the Harrisburg Community Council and Harrisburg-West End Neighborhood Association, have advocated for quality of life enhancements to their beloved neighborhood park, and are seeking to spark positive community change through art.
From Art on the Atlanta Beltline website – https://art.beltline.org/call-for-artists/ 2019 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Open Call for artists, art professionals, and technical positions The application period is NOW OPEN for the 2019-2020 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition! Artists and arts professionals are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019. NEW THIS
Hooked on Augusta, a group of local textile artists, is looking for volunteers who crochet or knit at any skill level to help create public art installations known as ‘yarnbombing’ for the downtown Augusta area. They also seek donations of yarn from the community to defray costs of the installations. Sign up is online here.
Four (4) regional artists have been selected for Golden Blocks Project Grants, which will bring public art and creative place-making to the Laney-Walker Historic District and Bethlehem District neighborhoods. The project is a collaborative effort to pay homage to the communities’ history, character, and future by several city organizations, in conjunction with the selected artists who will work with the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem communities to bring their creative vision to spaces in the area. The selected artists represent a variety of mediums, including visual and performing arts.