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 Greater Augusta Arts Council is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s City Arts Grants. Each year, the City of Augusta Richmond County allocates funds for distribution to local arts nonprofits, a process that the Arts Council administers. Through this program, Augusta’s leaders act in the best interest of the community, recognizing the importance of the arts to our quality of life, economic development, tourism, and more in Augusta, Georgia.
October 17, 2017, the Porter Fleming Foundation and the Greater Augusta Arts Council will present a symposium on public art to engage the Augusta arts community and city stakeholders on the future of public art in Augusta. Special guest Patricia Walsh, the Public Art Programs Manager for the Americans for the Arts, will be the keynote speaker of this symposium, to be held on the campus of Augusta University.