October 17, 2017, the Porter Fleming Foundation and the Greater Augusta Arts Council will present a symposium on public art to engage the Augusta arts community and city stakeholders on the future of public art in Augusta. Special guest Patricia Walsh, the Public Art Programs Manager for the Americans for the Arts, will be the keynote speaker of this symposium, to be held on the campus of Augusta University.
The Greater Augusta Arts Council will host a community input session on public art Tuesday, August 8, for local Augusta artists to share their thoughts on future public art projects and community involvement. The forum will take place in the Linda Beazley Conference room at the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building, 5:30-7, with a networking reception to follow.
THE DEADLINE FOR THE ART CART CALL FOR ARTISTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 17. The Arts Council is currently taking applications and mock-ups from local artists for inventive designs for the Art Cart, a new piece of public art that gives a nod to Augusta’s golf ties while offering the community a place to view local art, a shaded place to sit, and even a charging station for their phone. Deadline AUGUST 17
The Sunday edition of the Augusta Chronicle featured public art in Augusta in their article, “City seeks to improve culture… by augmenting public art.” Reporter Damon Cline covers the newly finished Public Art Master Plan for the Augusta River Region, as well as the importance of public art in economic development.
The Arts Council is partnering with Augusta University’s Masters of Public Administration program to survey Augusta neighborhoods for their feedback on future public art projects.