The Wet Paint Party & Art Sale is an annual event held by the Arts Council as part fundraiser, part soiree and part art auction.
The event is held annually in February at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. This members-only gathering is meant to raise money for the Arts Council’s mission and garner funds for artists who participate in the evening’s silent auction.
Many Wet Paint Party events have also seen live fashion show components and, in recent history, dazzling models dressed to a T to fit the event’s theme. The fashion is trusted to the one and only Ooollee Bricker and her team at Vintage Ooollee.
The 2022 event will be held February 26, 7pm-10pm, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. This is a members-only party for age 21+.
The annual Arts Day Luncheon sees the arts community, local government and regional government come together to discuss the state of the arts nationally, regionally and locally.
Each year the Greater Augusta Arts Council hosts an annual Luncheon focused on local arts. Discussions are held on economic development, upcoming plans for the future and public art. It provides a great opportunity to gain understanding of the importance of arts in Augusta.
The 2021 Arts Day Luncheon will cover paying for public art with guest speakers are Elan Buchen from Roswell Art Fund, Denise Brinson from City of Suwanee and Odie Donald II, Augusta Richmond County Administrator. This event will be hosted Thursday November 18th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Julian Smith Casino, located at 2200 Broad St.
Cost for admission and lunch is $25 for members of the Arts Council or $30 for not yet members.
This weekend festival is a highlight of the Augusta social calendar. It spans several prime blocks in the Downtown Augusta area and attracts 80,000+ patrons each year and there are scores of volunteers who help make the event run smoothly.
Each year there are up to five stages with entertainment booked for the entire festival schedule. These stages stand tall over 100+ artists booths with artists that hail from all over the region and the nation. The event has won several awards from notable artists’ magazines for its quality and attention to artists needs.
Patrons can shop, dance and eat to their heart’s content. More than a dozen cultural associations work together to bring a full compliment of eats and treats from all over the world to the Arts in the Heart festival. These signature dishes are made on-site to order and are the highlight of the festival for many event attendees.
For more information about Arts in the Heart, visit the event website!
As part of our commitment to Workforce Development the Arts Council hosts professional development workshops throughout the year. There are several of these events on our calendar at any given time in a typical year.
For more about resources for artists visit our resources page.