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Annual Arts Day Luncheon

Date: November 18, 2021 | Time: 11:30am – 1pm | Julian Smith Casino

Join Us to Celebrate the Annual Arts Day Luncheon: “Public Art Pays – So How Do We Pay For It?”
Special Guest Speakers:
Elan Buchen, Roswell Arts Fund Public Art Manager
Denise Brinson, City of Suwanee Assistant City Manager
Odie Donald II, MBA, Augusta – Richmond County Administrator


Tickets available here:
$25 for Arts Council members
$30 for Arts Council not-yet-members
*$35 at the door for all attendees who did not register in advance

A Private View: An Spooky Evening of Art, Bloody Marys and Conversation

Date: October 29, 2021 | Time: 7pm – 9pm 

A Private View is the Arts Council’s newest event series and serves as a chance for new and established members to come together for an upscale gathering of art and drinks. Each Private View event features the artwork from a selection of local artists. Each event also has featured speakers who will host a short discussion and lecture on different aspects of collecting local art.

This evening of spooky cocktails, beautiful artwork and a chance to celebrate will be hosted at 838 Greene Street, the Beckham residence. The Beckhams have graciously offered their home, decked out in an array of autumnal and Halloween decor for the party. Guests will check in under the covered front porch and there will be art placed throughout the home. Weather providing, there will be seating areas in the backyard on the lawn in front of the carriage house.

Featured Artists: 

  • Baruti Tucker
  • Staci Swider
  • Rhian Swain
  • Lea Rigdon
  • Leslie Hamrick

Tickets are $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. There will be a $5 discount for Arts Council members.  Tickets can be purchased here.

ArtsCity Festival | Mini Arts in the Heart 2021

ArtsCity Festival is a mini version of the popular Arts in the Heart Festival and will be held on September 17, 18, 19, 2021 in Augusta, GA. ArtsCity Festival will still offer great music on two stages, over 80 juried fine artists booths and ten international food booths with authentic cuisine by our local cultural groups. Booths will line the center of Broad Street, in the heart of the city, and be spaced to integrate social distancing. Social distancing awareness and masks are recommended for the festival. A Southern Beer Garden with both beer and wine, live painting by “Artzilla” artists, and a Westobou Sponsored Ferris Wheel are just a few of the 2021 festival experiences visitors can enjoy.

Advance Tickets are only $10 online and good for the entire weekend. Tickets can be exchanged for physical badges at the ticket gates. Badges are $15 at the gate, starting Friday, September 17th. Kids 10 and under are free.

Get more information about vendors and purchase advance tickets here!

Festival Hours
Friday: 5-9pm
Saturday: 11am-9pm
Sunday: 12pm-7pm


The Business of Being an Artist | GHIA & GAAC

Dates: (Tuesdays) September 7, 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 12, 19, 26
Times: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Walker Mackenzie Building (GHIA)
Cost: $100 – $120
Age Group: Adults
Instructor: Staci Swider

Learn what it takes to be an exhibiting artist. This class will go over many different topics such as artist statements, submitting work, prepping work, photographing work, marketing, and more. Many local guest artists and community representatives will frequent this class to share their real-world experience and knowledge.

In partnership with The Greater Augusta Arts Council, the main meeting site for this class will be at The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art but there will be a few dates meeting off site at local shops and galleries. Also, as a final project, students will put on their own group art exhibit and reception. Come join the fun and get ready to show your art!

*students are asked to have some art or art images selected to bring in to share to their first week of class.

There are only 8 spots open. Register for this class here!