New Public Art Picnic Tables on the Augusta Common
There’s a new addition to all the fun public art happening in Downtown Augusta! After reading about art loving cities placing painted picnic tables around their downtown areas, Margaret Woodard, Director of the Downtown Development Authority and Brenda Durant, Director of the Greater Augusta Arts Council realized it was a perfect solution to encourage dining at local restaurants in Augusta while adding even more color to our vibrant city center.
The Rotary Club of Augusta agreed to support the project and purchased five unfinished wooden picnic tables. The tables needed to be painted, so Kendrick Paint & Body on Broad Street agreed to help and paint the base coat. Clint Hill, Refinish Technician at Kendrick Paint & Body went the extra mile by sanding the rough tables and painting a second coat, so the tables would be smooth. No splinters on his watch!
Designing the tables was the next step. They were decorated by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Augusta, Augusta Museum of History, Lillie Jester (Augusta University student), as well as Edward and Brenda Durant. A huge thank you goes out to all the participants who took time to decorate a picnic table.
All five tables have found their home on the Augusta Common on the Reynolds Street side, ready for our citizens to enjoy a meal. Each picnic table has a helpful sticker with the web address of restaurants, for ease of ordering. A comprehensive list of restaurants with take-out and curbside delivery information can also be found at www.CSRA.co “The insider’s guide to downtown,” created by Coco Rubio and Scott Hardigree.