We serve as a resource for Augusta’s arts community and help connect arts lovers to the events and programs they are passionate about. The Greater Augusta Arts Council was founded in 1968 to serve as an umbrella organization for the arts in Augusta. Over the years, we have taken an increasingly active role in planning and implementing Augusta’s cultural identity. Currently, we serve as Augusta’s Public Art Agency, and also the agency in charge of re-granting arts funds from the City of Augusta. We organize opportunities and events for both artists and art lovers, including the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, a 2 1/2 day celebration of the varied arts and cultural diversity that make up Augusta. Other events and outreach programs we produce are: Aspirations workshop series, the annual Wet Paint Party and Sale, and the annual Arts Awards dinner. The online Events Calendar and Arts Weekly radio show, that airs on Smooth Jazz 92.3, are great resources for keeping up with what to do in Augusta!