Explore Augusta's Art & Culture
Ballet or Broadway, comedy or concerts, art boutiques or art festivals - Augusta is the place to appreciate the art of others.
Arts in the Heart of Augusta is a 2 1/2 day celebration of food, arts, diversity and culture with more than 80,000 visitors annually. The award winning festival features a juried Fine Arts & Crafts Market, a Global Village with food from more than 20 countries, five stages stacked with live entertainment and much more.
Shop from eclectic galleries, browse curated exhibits, create your own art and enjoy concerts and live performances during First Fridays in downtown Augusta.
Housed in the historic Nicholas Ware mansion (c. 1818), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is a contemporary art gallery that serves as a showcase for regional, national, and international artists, offering rotating exhibitions of outstanding contemporary artwork year-round. In addition, professionally taught studio art classes in a wide variety of media are provided to students of all ages and experience levels.