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.
Roswell Arts Fund is creating a Local/Regional Registry of Pre-Qualified Public Art Mural Artists, in an effort to streamline the artist selection process for a range of upcoming mural projects. Artists who are chosen for inclusion in the Registry will be eligible to be considered for future mural projects in Roswell, Georgia in both the
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.
The Greater Augusta Arts Council will host a community input session on public art Tuesday, August 8, for local Augusta artists to share their thoughts on future public art projects and community involvement. The forum will take place in the Linda Beazley Conference room at the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building, 5:30-7, with a networking reception to follow.
THE DEADLINE FOR THE ART CART CALL FOR ARTISTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 17. The Arts Council is currently taking applications and mock-ups from local artists for inventive designs for the Art Cart, a new piece of public art that gives a nod to Augusta’s golf ties while offering the community a place to view local art, a shaded place to sit, and even a charging station for their phone. Deadline AUGUST 17