The City of Augusta, is commissioning the creation of three large-scale sculptures at three gateways to the City. The two finalists in the competitive call for artists for this Gateway Sculpture Project will present their concepts to the public August 27, 6-8pm at the Municipal Building at 535 Telfair St. This is an open meeting, and all are encouraged to attend.
The first phase of a new public art project, The Golden Blocks Project was installed in Augusta’s Laney-Walker historic district Wednesday. The project is a collaboration by the City of Augusta Housing and Community Development, The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Greater Augusta Arts Council. ‘This is one of four works in the Golden Blocks project,’ said Brenda Durant, the Arts Council executive director. ‘The four artists have chosen to work together.'”
A creative evening hosted by the Greater Augusta Arts Council – 6 times a year, 6 Creative community members and Business Innovators will present 6 minute slide talks about their work, passion, or story. Each evening will end with an informal mixer for audience and presenters to interact, clarify, connect, and mingle.
Augusta will soon be getting a new large-scale sculpture at the intersection of Riverwatch Parkway and the I-20 on-ramp, but first, the City wants to hear from the residents of the Augusta River Region. 3 finalists for this new project have been chosen to submit proposals for sculptures, and an open comment period will take feedback from the public at the end of August.
Four (4) regional artists have been selected for Golden Blocks Project Grants, which will bring public art and creative place-making to the Laney-Walker Historic District and Bethlehem District neighborhoods. The project is a collaborative effort to pay homage to the communities’ history, character, and future by several city organizations, in conjunction with the selected artists who will work with the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem communities to bring their creative vision to spaces in the area. The selected artists represent a variety of mediums, including visual and performing arts.