A group of local artists are planning to open their downtown studio to the public on third Thursdays for a new, live art event called Art Night.
On the corner of Jones and 13th streets in downtown Augusta stands a discreet, brick building with a large garage door that serves as the main entrance. From the street, the building appears to be nothing more than a warehouse or storage space for a local business. But as soon as the garage door is rolled up, a downtown secret is revealed. About two years ago, four local artists — Jacob Vaz, Anna Patrick, Matt Porter and Jason Craig — began renting this stand-alone building in the heart of downtown and using it as their own private art studio. The studio known as Pink Slips Analog, or PSA, was created because the artists wanted a large, open space where they could come and concentrate on their artwork without any outside distractions.
While the artists thoroughly enjoy their private studio, they have all agreed it’s time to roll up the garage door and share their space with the public — well, at least once a month. Pink Slips Analog will host the first-ever Art Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the studio at 1236 Jones St. The free event, which is intended for those 21 and older, is an opportunity for the public to come draw, paint and screen print with local artists. All the artists are asking is that members of the public bring their own supplies and beverages.