The City of Augusta, is commissioning the creation of three large-scale sculptures at three gateways to the City. The two finalists in the competitive call for artists for this Gateway Sculpture Project will present their concepts to the public August 27, 6-8pm at the Municipal Building at 535 Telfair St. This is an open meeting, and all are encouraged to attend.
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.'”
A creative evening hosted by the Greater Augusta Arts Council – 6 times a year, 6 Creative community members and Business Innovators will present 6 minute slide talks about their work, passion, or story. Each evening will end with an informal mixer for audience and presenters to interact, clarify, connect, and mingle.
Applications are now open for Richmond County-based arts nonprofit organizations to apply for City Arts Grants for fiscal year 2020. The application deadline is August 9. Established by the City of Augusta to increase the cultural significance of our region, the City Arts grants redistribute just over $70,000 to our local arts organizations to fund their programs and projects each year. The Greater Augusta Arts Council administers the program on behalf of the city of Augusta – Richmond County.
Augusta will soon be getting a new large-scale sculpture at the intersection of Riverwatch Parkway and the I-20 on-ramp, but first, the City wants to hear from the residents of the Augusta River Region. 3 finalists for this new project have been chosen to submit proposals for sculptures, and an open comment period will take feedback from the public at the end of August.