Fun Things to Do in Augusta This Week
March 2021 – Week 3 & 4
“It All Flows Into the Savannah” Storm Drain Mural Exhibit & Online Voting – March 15 – April 30, 2021
Exhibition Dates: March 15 – April 30, 2021
Online Voting: Open until March 27 midnight
City Gallery: 535 Telfair Street
The Greater Augusta Arts Council is thrilled to announce that Augusta’s local artists submitted more than 70 designs for the “It All Flows Into the Savannah” storm drain mural project! This is a phenomenal response from artists, who applied their creative gifts to the issue of environmental stewardship. It is a testament to the creativity that is alive in our city. Now the Arts Council wants to hear from you!
The Arts Council is asking for the community’s help by opening a digital poll so that residents can vote for their favorite mural designs that were submitted during the call for art. Please keep in mind that the Public Art Advisory Panel is the formal deciding body for this project, and poll results will form a strong basis for the selection process. The voting platform will be available and active until March 27, 2021 at midnight.
Each of the designs has been printed and framed for display in the City Gallery at the Municipal building, located at 535 Telfair Street. The mural designs will be installed on March 15th and available as a public exhibit from March 15, 2021 to April 30, 2021. The gallery is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Visitors can see each of the designs in person and there will be QR codes posted throughout the gallery to allow in-person visitors to easily access the public voting platform on the Arts Council’s website.
Grounded | Aiken Center for the Arts Gallery Exhibition & Opening Reception
Exhibition Dates: March 25 – April 30, 2021
Opening Reception: Thurs, March 25 from 6-8pm
Gallery: Aiken Center for the Arts
Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Aiken Center for the Arts welcomes artwork inspired by the beauty of shared spaces. Watercolorist Dwight Rose will be exploring areas from the coastal low country alongside local artwork which celebrates Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch. This event is free and open to the public.
Deana Carter presented by Murphy Auto Group – March 26 | 6:30PM
Drenched in sun-kissed natural beauty both inside and out, Deana Carter didn’t take a seemingly easy route to stardom, but instead chose to defy the conventional expectations of the typical Nashville artist blueprint and make her own mark. And she did, undeniably taking the industry and fans by storm with her wildly successful multi-platinum international debut Did I Shave My Legs For This? more than a decade ago. Anchored by the dreamy super hit “Strawberry Wine,” Carter showcased her own blend of country and retro-rock sprinkled with the folksy singer/songwriter qualities that have garnered well-deserved respect and wild acclaim.
The Augusta Symphony presents: Mendelssohn’s Italian (Livestream) | March 27, 7:30PM
Reimagined concert to feature a smaller orchestra, limited audience capacity, physical distancing, and no intermission. Symphony Series subscribers may choose to attend the Concert at 7:30 pm OR Livestream the performance.
Dirk Meyer, Music Director
FANNY MENDELSSOHN Overture in C
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, Italian
Westabou: Monkey Business Scavenger Hunt & “In the Image of God” Exhibit
A new temporary public art project titled “Monkey Business” was installed on March 12, 2021, at 1051 Broad Street by Augusta-based artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman. To celebrate the installation Westabou is hosting a scavenger hunt. We went on the scavenger hunt, you can read all about it here. You can also download your own copy of the scavenger hunt sheets here.
“In the Image of God” Exhibit
March 5 – April 17, 2021
A native of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Franklin Delgado works with graphite powder to create portraits with precise detail. These drawings are homages to love and the grandeur created with minute particles of matter both in life and art. Delgado’s recent work depicts individuals whose uniqueness treasures an everlasting sentiment that spans the transience of life.