Augusta River Region Galleries

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.

 

The City Gallery 

 

 

Since 2016, The Greater Augusta Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Augusta, has utilized the ground floor 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 gallery@augustaarts.com for more information.

 

Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Maggie Hayes artwork. She paints using oil paints in shades of pink and sky blue along with whites. Her imagery is of whimsical clouds.
Photo of Maggie Hayes works from "A Year at RO3" Exhibition 2022

Currently in the City Gallery...

POW! People of Wonder Exhibition of Historic images and comic book illustrations highlighting Augusta’s African American History for Black History Month

 

 

This cultural exhibition features images from the Mayoral Collection of Black History, which highlights accomplishments of historically African American communities as well as the individuals who contributed to the progress of Augusta. Figures such as Lucy Craft Laney and C.T. Walker and businesses such as the Lenox Theatre.

In addition to the Mayoral Collection, the Golden Blocks Legends have allowed for a display of their works in progress – the GBL Comic Book Series. Meant to engage readers in a new way, this series of comic books is an adventure into Augusta’s Black History. Readers will be able to learn more about iconic figures who made great strides for our local community.

 

The GBL project is a collaborative effort by several local groups and individuals, including the Lucy Craft Laney Museum, Richmond County School System, The Augusta University Literacy Center, AU’s Department of Art, Teaching and Leading, and The Dean’s Office, The Hub and artists Art the Artist AbdonA’Shaela Abdon.

 

A tour of this exhibition will be held on Friday, February 24th from 10AM – 11AM led by Historian Corey Rogers of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum and members of the Golden Blocks Legends team. RSVP on Facebook here.

Up Next in the City Gallery

 

GRL PWR Group Exhibiton for Women’s History Month

It All Flows Into the Savannah exhibition of Storm Drain Mural Designs by Richmond County School System Students

Through the Ages; Then and Now showcase of Arts in the Heart poster designs with a special curated sampling of participating local artists who have been selected for the Fine Arts Market

…and more!

Photo taken at the "Native's Flora" group exhibition in 2022

Augusta & Co. Gallery

 

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

 

Currently in the Augusta & Co. Gallery...

Voices of Augusta

A Solo Exhibition of works by Francie Klopotic!

 

Voices of Augusta is a solo exhibition of works by local artist Francie Klopotic. The images on display in this showcase at the Augusta & Co. Gallery are painted portraits of local icons while using bright and vivid colors. This pallet, along with a glowing outline around the figures, brings these two-dimensional pieces to life. The individuals depicted almost vibrate with energy. The portraits on display range from well-known figures such as Jessye Norman and James Brown to locally-known such as DJ Codec and Coco Rubio. Francie Klopotic is inspired by music; painting artists she loves as a way to discover more about them and their work. For the viewer’s listening pleasure, the Gallery Director Heather Dunaway and Francie Klopotic have curated a playlist of local music to enhance the viewing experience of this showcase. You can find our Spotify playlist here.


You can learn more about Francie Klopotic and her works in the Greater Augusta Arts Council’s article here.

Up Next in the Augusta & Co. Gallery…

 

-A Solo Exhibition of works inspired by Augusta’s Nature scenes by June Klement

-A Solo Exhibition of works by Jason Chambers

Gifted A group exhibition of works by local artists

… and more!

Hanging Your Work In Our Galleries

Walker Display French Cleat

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 gallery@augustaarts.com

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