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Augusta Poster Show

Date: July 24, 2021 | Time: 11am-7pm | Cost: FREE!

30 Augusta posters by 30 artists and designers available to view and purchase.

Local artist and independent graphic designer Jason Craig put out the call for artists and the response was overwhelming. Creatives from across the country are drawing inspiration from Georgia’s second largest city to make large posters that will be displayed and for sale July 23 & 24 at the Wow! Club at SRP Park in North Augusta.

“I travel to do shows like this every year but 2020 made that impossible. I want to put on a show that will be remembered and celebrated,” says show organizer and participant Jason Craig.

Bennish Brown, Executive Director of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nancy Glaser, Executive Director of the Augusta History Museum and local music promotor Coco Rubio will judge the show and award artists that best capture the spirit, soul and heart of Augusta. Those who attend the VIP Preview on Friday can cast their vote for crowd favorite and have the first chance to purchase posters.

VIP reception Friday, 7/23 from 6-9pm $10.

 

 

Augusta Rocks II: Timber Choir | Easily Amused | Coach

In this second concert of Augusta Rocks, three unbelievably talented local bands will be performing at Garden City Social. Luna’s Pizza Food Truck will be making pizzas for purchase, Full Open Bar included in Ticket. This Augusta Rocks concert will be the type of event that you don’t want to miss. For those that cannot be there in person, however, there will be a live stream and opportunity to donate virtually!

The lineup is a smorgasbord of Augusta talent. Timber Choir will be opening the evening, Easily Amused (formerly known as Lotus & I) will be right in the middle, and the Headliner for the night is Coach (along with host Ryan Abel) will be putting on a once-in-a-lifetime show to remember. So join us on June 18, 2021. Take a chance on local music. It will blow your expectations out of the water.

Augusta Rocks is a local music series presented by the DropTheDis Podcast and Augusta Podcasts, LLC in partnership with Tranter Grey Media. Augusta Rocks began as a podcast mini-series and now is moving to a venue near you as a live concert series.

The mission of the DropTheDis Podcast is to encourage community involvement through activism and communication. Augusta Rocks, as an extension, seeks to highlight local music, increase the scope of the “local music crowd”, and build up our community. A portion of the proceeds from every show will be donated to Salvation Army Center of Hope Nonprofit.

Tickets are available HERE!

Women’s History, Still Being Written – An Artistic and Academic Discussion

Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Westobou

An artistic and academic discussion with a local poet, photographer, and professor on feminism, femme fatale, the centennial of the 19th Amendment, and the #MeToo movement.

In 1920 the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote (known as women’s suffrage), was ratified. When one reflects over the 100 years since, it is apparent women’s history is still being written. In a time where #MeToo was necessary to bring sexual harassment and abuse to the forefront, where a women confident in her sexuality is seen as threat to men, and when advocating for rights carries a negative perception it is of benefit for our community to have a forthright discussion. One that is both artistic and academic in nature.

The agenda for the evening includes; hearing poetry from Leah Savant ‘The Activist Artist’, viewing works and hearing about the recapturing of femme fatale from photographer Christy Flaherty, and hearing a historic and sociological overview of the journey from the 19th Amendment to present day from Dr. Melencia Johnson (USC-Aiken). It will also include a moderated discussion between the panel and the audience, within the beautiful Westobou Gallery in downtown Augusta.

*Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvre will be served.

Tickets: $5 | Get your tickets online HERE!
For more information on the speakers, check out the Westobou Event Page HERE!

Poison Peach 2020 Film Festival

Poison Peach is Augusta’s independent film festival showing diverse locally-made movies on Friday and Saturday night starting at 7 pm. Friday night is family-friendly, with Supernatural Shakespeare by EastWind Productions and Christopher Forbes’ medieval epic Die by the Sword.

Saturday night is not-so-family-friendly horror night featuring Wages of Cine’s 31 Days of Horror. SATURDAY will by Rated R Horror 18 and up only! Full schedule will be posted in November.

Tickets: $10
Get your tickets online HERE!