Augusta is alive with art! From public art tours, to locally owned art shops, to galleries and museums there are always things to do and see in our beautiful city. On this page you can find all the information on the galleries that the Greater Augusta Arts Council manages — the City Gallery and the Augusta & Co. Gallery — in addition to a list of local galleries and art museums throughout our community.
Since 2016, The Greater Augusta Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Augusta, has utilized the lobby of the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal building as a Gallery space to promote the vibrant cultural arts and talents that are abundant in the Augusta River Region.
Located at 535 Telfair St, in Downtown Augusta, GA. Exhibitions are typically held every 6 weeks to 3 months depending on availability.
Please contact Gallery Director, Heather Dunaway at [email protected] for more information.
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Join the Greater Augusta Arts Council and the City of Augusta in celebrating local art this gift giving season!
The Annual Winter Art Showcase features local artists works, priced to sell at $200 or less (before taxes). Art is the gift that keeps on giving by bringing the joy of art into you or your loved one’s home for years to come! Why have boring, mass produced art when you could have a one of a kind, locally made piece!?
A FREE lunchtime reception will be held on Friday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. where light refreshments will be available.
The showcase is on display from November 2, 2023 – January 4, 2024.
The City Gallery is located in the lobby of the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building at 535 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901.
Featured artists include: Tonyathegiftedone, Jaxx Beck, Emily Bender, Ronda Bryce, Stoney Cannon, Mel Cearley, Fox Si-Long Chen, Jeremy Cohen, Melody Collins, Boper9, Thou Art Ju D, Heather René Dunaway, Alissa Marie Curtis, Ondaree Kelley-Tucker, Francie Klopotic, Jacqui Magon, Deepti Malik, Susan McKew, Kort McPeek, Michael Meissner, Jaylyn Morris, Sindhu Pillai, Avery Prather, James Reed, M K Rufo, K Sio, Rhian Swain, Ana Thompson, Lisa Anne Tindal, Greg Fortune & Cameron Young
The Augusta & Co Gallery is located within the innovative visitor’s center and retail experience, Augusta and Company at 1010 Broad Street.
The Greater Augusta Arts Council, in partnership with Visit Augusta and Augusta & Co. staff invites both the “company” of fellow Augustans, or that of visiting friends and family, to experience the authentic flavors of Augusta through its rotating locals only art gallery.
The works seen in this space are created by Augusta River Region based artists or artists who call Augusta home. This gallery hosts many forms of visual artwork, from paintings to photography to sculpture.
Open Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Closed on Sunday
Pop! Goes the Easel is a solo exhibition of works by local creative and musician John “Stoney” Cannon.
Stoney began his career in music in 1979 while in Germany. He has since performed in Europe as well as Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Washington D.C., New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and in several cities in his home state of Georgia.
He has been credited with the creation of Lokal Loudness, a ‘zine turned online music resource for Augusta’s River Region. A role which included writing articles as a music journalist for The Metro Spirit (Augusta, GA), Verge (Augusta, GA).
He is known for his love of local music, sixties and seventies “bubblegum pop” music, and pop culture. These influences can be found in his music. Stoney has founded or co-founded several Augusta bands including but not limited to Family Jewels, The Brotherhood, Tommy Hangover, Vagabond Missionaries, and G-City Rockers.
When asked about his visual artistry, he says he fell into it.
Don’t call me an artist… ever. I’m still just that thirteen year old kids who thinks the stuff he draws looks cool. –John “Stoney” Cannon
Until very recently, Stoney hadn’t created visual art for more than 30 years. His works today are an extension for his love of music and pop culture. He often uses references of widely known celebrities and music icons, but also locals who he finds inspirational. While some of these locals are renowned, many are friends that he has made along the way. His works have a nostalgic or kitsch feel with an old school comic book flare. They often tell a deeper story than what can be seen at first glance, though many are simply made for fun. You can find more of his work on his social media pages, including Instagram or more about his music on bandcamp.
You can learn visit Augusta & Co. during business hours to see the show. Please join us on Friday, October 13th for a special reception of Stoney and his works from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
–Voices of Augusta II, a group exhibition of works
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Both the City Gallery and Augusta & Co. Gallery use the Walker Display Rod-Rail hanging system (pictured at left). Many local galleries utilize this system, as it has minimal damage to walls and is historic building friendly. For more information on this system, please visit www.walkerdisplay.com . To learn about what methods work best for hanging on this system, check out this site.
We encourage all artists interested in displaying work in our galleries to research this display method, as several types of store-bought frames are not designed to hang from this type of system.
You can also read Gallery Director Heather Dunaway’s Blog, the Word, for tips on how to properly frame, wire and hang your work.
Are you an artist interested in being featured in one of the Greater Augusta Arts Council’s galleries?
You can submit your solo and group exhibition proposals for the City Gallery and Augusta & Co. Gallery. The Arts Council also hosts several open calls for art for our group exhibitions throughout the year. Please sign up for our Artist’s Newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on open calls for art.
Email our Gallery Director, Heather Dunaway, for more information at [email protected]
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