Mission: The primary purpose of the augusta arts council, inc. , is to preserve and maintain the historic stand alone theatre experience for future generations. All activities promoted are designed to preserve and maintain the historic augusta theater as a stand-alone entity for future generations.
Programs: The preservation and restoration of the augusta theater is a major project of the organization. The bulding is listed on the national register of historic places. Over 20,000 persons benefited.
to develop and increase the knowledge of the general public of the visual arts.
programs have been developed that increase the knowledge of the general populace in the performing arts such as children's theatre, musical productions and a community choir. Over 4,000 persons benefited.
As a recent transplant from a larger city in Georgia (Atlanta), I can't tell you how thrilled I was to find such a vibrant and engaged arts community when I recently moved to Augusta, spearheaded in large part by the Greater Augusta Arts Council (GAAC). From bringing in well-known and local artists to talk about their lives and work, to interactive events such as the annual Oysters on Telfair silent art auction (again, spotlighting local artists), I have been consistently impressed by the breadth of GAAC's mission, as well as the dedication of the staff. GAAC truly is an invaluable addition to the cultural life of Augusta (and beyond).
The Augusta Arts Council provides a great service to both the artists in the CSRA and the people who live here. They keep the artist apprised of opportunities, give them venues for performance/display and offer assistance at every turn. This gives residents and visitors a rich arts experience in Augusta.