Augusta, GA – The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold a Press Conference on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 2:00pm to launch the prototype Art Cart, which features a design by local artist Richard Worth. The unveiling will be held at the Willie H. Mays III building, home of the Public Defender’s Office, at 902 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901.
At the January 30 meeting of the Augusta Richmond County Commission, the Public Services Committee approved a request by the Greater Augusta Arts Council to place the “Art Cart” installation on the campus of the Law Office of the Public Defender. The Art Cart, developed and donated by Textron Specialized Vehicles in Fall 2017, is an installation created out of an actual golf cart that will provide public shaded seating, a bike rack, a way-finding map, and a solar-powered phone charging station.
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.