Arts News Week of December 17-23

Arts News Week of December 17-23

Arts Calendar Highlights & Museum Hours for the Holidays

There’s lots to do in Augusta to entertain your visiting family members, kids home from school, or a holiday date night for two! Check out some of the upcoming events on the Augusta Arts Calendar, as well as the hours for local museums and attractions. Click on each listing to learn more about the event.

Museum Hours

Morris Museum of Art

Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

December 26-30, 10-5

December 31, 12-5

Closed New Years Day

Augusta Museum of History

Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

December 26-31, 10 am – 5 pm (Sundays 12-5)

Closed New Years Day

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

December 26-31, 9:30 – 5pm, tours on the hour starting at 1pm

Augusta Canal Discovery Center

Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

December 26-31, 9:30 – 5pm

Closed New Years Day

“We Should All Value the Artists and Their Vital Role in Our Communities,” a message from Robert Lynch

Here’s a great read on the value of artists by Robert Lynch, CEO of Americans for the Arts, published December 14.

“As we celebrate the holidays, I encourage you to think of all the ways artists have helped your company, organization, place of worship, community…Let’s all support these artists and community change-makers this holiday season.”

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Winter Art Sale on Display Now! Art from 14 local artists available

The 2nd annual Winter Art Sale is now hanging at the Municipal Building Gallery located at 535 Telfair St.  All work is small scale and affordably priced (under $150), perfect for holiday gift giving.

Purchased artwork will be available to be taken home on the same day as your purchase, call the office at 706-826-4702 or email [email protected]

Featured artists in this year’s Winter Art Sale:

Abstract  Alexandra, Ronda Bryce, Dawn Cardona, Si-Long Chen, Stephanie M. Dunatov, Alisha Gaillard, Nico Gozal, Amy Graham, Colette Hughes, Ondaree Kelly Tucker, Jennifer Jones, Rachel  Miller, 82 Paints, C Prater, Christina Rice
Lea Rigdon, Robert Ryans, and Ana Tamara

Artist Application Open Now for Wet Paint 2018! Deadline Feb. 4

Artwork submissions are now open for the Wet Paint Party & Sale, an annual party presented by the Greater Augusta Arts Council. To be hosted Saturday, February 24, 7-10:30pm at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center, the party offers a platform for local artists to sell their recent work in a one-of-a-kind art auction.

The deadline to submit work for Wet Paint Party & Sale is February 4. Artists who are interested in submitting a piece of recent work to the auction can learn more by clicking this link.  Early submissions will be included in promotional materials such as commercials and printed invitations (early deadline to be included: January 10).