5th Street Mural ProjectAnnouncing 36 Artists Selected

5th Street Mural ProjectAnnouncing 36 Artists Selected

Thirty-six Artists Selected for Creating the 5th Street Murals!

The Greater Augusta Arts Council is pleased to announce the selected artists for the highly anticipated 5th Street Mural Festival! Following a rigorous jurying process of narrowing down over 200 submissions by an impartial panel, we’re excited to unveil the talented individuals who will transform the urban canvas of Augusta’s 5th Street into a vibrant tapestry of creativity and expression. The 5th Street Mural Festival will take place from April 20th to April 27th, enhancing Augusta’s public art profile. A mural ribbon cutting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 27 followed by a celebration with live creation as the entertainment, along with music provided by DJs Coco Rubio and Matt Porter. Food trucks will be available with refreshments.
Spanning the abutments lining both sides of 5th Street between Reynolds Street and the 5th Street Freedom Pedestrian Bridge, the murals will measure 3 feet high and either 10 feet or 20 feet wide, creating an immersive visual experience for all who pass by.

What makes this project truly unique is that all murals will be painted simultaneously, allowing the public to witness the magic of mural artistry firsthand. As part of a festive celebration of mural arts, the community is encouraged to come out and watch our talented artists bring their visions to life.

With no required theme, the artists have been given the freedom to unleash their creativity, resulting in a diverse array of designs. Among the standout selections is local artist, Destinee Love, who will install a 40-foot-long mural celebrating Women in the Military—a powerful tribute to the brave women who have served our country.

The selection of artists include:
Art Abdon,  Gabi Anderson, Emily Bender, Colleen Beyer, Lauren Boykin, Carrie Brooks,  Alex Bugg, Theron Cartwright, Si-Long Chen, Donna Cote, Jason Craig, A.C. Daniel, Levi Dilley, Allison Dunavant, Cyndy Epps, Carrie Everitt, Brittany Fields, Jessica Gorman,  Tripp Gustin, Tiffany Jackson, Sway Jones, Destinee Love, Isabel Massell, Brandon Moultrie, Dannie Niu,  Jon Paschal, Cole Phail, Rachel Polvadore, Aort Reed, Tyler Richardson, William Sanders, Lindsey Spears, Wesley L. Stewart, Rhian Swain, Jacki Mayo Van Dyke, and Stacey Vincenzetti.

Stay tuned for more updates as we prepare for the unveiling of the murals at the 5th Street Mural Festival. We can’t wait to share this transformative artistic experience with our community!

For more information about the festival, please contact Denise Tucker, Public Art Manager at the Greater Augusta Arts Council, at [email protected].