Artists Row is a nonprofit organization represented by several galleries and shops in Downtown Augusta, Georgia. Established in 1994 as part of Augusta’s revitalization of the historic district along Broad Street, Artists Row is a vital part of the region’s thriving creative community and a favorite destination of visitors.
Galleries, working art studios, specialty shops, tantalizing eateries and coffee houses flourish in this growing jewel along the Savannah River. Artists Row offers everything from original works by internationally renowned artists, to local fine art, pottery, hand crafted glass work, sculpture, unique regional crafts, photography, jewelry, and specialty gifts. With affordable prices and quality products, Artists Row is the perfect place to find art and one of a kind items.
The organization’s goal is to provide broad access to various art forms, to support the growth of our local creative community and to encourage entrepreneurship and partnerships that promote art as a central component of a sustainable urban economy.
Our community outreach includes an annual art scholarship, a monthly art program for patients at GHSU Children’s Hospital, cultural tourism travel packages, and art demonstrations and other activities during First Fridays, Arts in the Heart of Augusta, the Westobou Festival, and other downtown celebrations.
Artists Row – Inspiration in the HeART of Downtown
Congratulations to Alix Walburn on winning the 2013 Scholarship award from Artist Row!
Zimmerman Gallery will be participating in the Photography Festival in downtown Augusta by hosting the remarkable Adagio Dream Images by Lisa Marks.
“What excites me about an image is rich color and texture, the juxtaposition of strong line and soft light, and the revelation of unusual or hidden elements of the ordinary. Especially when composing macro images, I feel as though I am creating a window into a world rarely seen or at least a new and captivating perspective.” – Lisa Marks
The Zimmerman Gallery will be hosting the 2012 Whiskey Painters of America show from the end of September until the end of October. This is a very popular exhibit and many of the paintings are sold the first few days. If you have interest in a painting we recommend that you check out the show early.
A WHISKEY PAINTING is a miniature watercolor (4”x 5” max. image) painted by a bona-fide member of theWHISKEY PAINTERS OF AMERICA (WPA).
The WPA, formed in the late 1950s has a limited membership of 150. An artist must be sponsored by an existing member. ” A genuine Whiskey Painting consists of painting a miniature piece of art no larger than 4 X 5″ with watercolor by dipping your brush in some form of alcoholic spirits,…. then possibly sipping the alcohol, thereby enhancing the painting experience.
Whiskey paintings have been exhibited in at least 10 national shows across the nation. At this time, WPA has 2 annual shows…one in Cuyahoga falls, Ohio in April [It's 30' Th year], and one in Augusta, Georgia Sept.-Oct…[it's 8 Th year] . Other shows have been held in Commercial Galleries and Art Museums across the nation.. Paintings generally sell from a minimum of $ 75. to as high as $1500., with an average typically between $ 150. and $ 300.
As an Award winning artist, John Radeck‘s works are in many private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. His paintings have been in galleries in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Montana, Palm Springs, La Jolla, and San Diego. John prefers painting abstract florals, impressionistic landscapes and seascapes, and character portraits. For more information about this event please visit Zimmerman Gallery Augusta
“To me, painting is a way of expressing divine creativity which, in turn, offers enjoyment and pleasure to the viewer. That’s what it’s all about to me as an artist-to connect with the creative spirit and the viwer.” – John Radeck
Date(s) – Jul 6 2012 until Jul 31 2012
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, February 3, 2012
6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Smoking Guns
8pm til close
Genius craves an audience
802 Ellis Street • Augusta, GA 30901
Corner of 8th and Ellis
Call 706-513-0916 for Information and Directions
On Thursday night at the Old Academy of Richmond County, Artists Row Chairwoman Lisa Marks sang the praises of the city’s college students, homeless men and women, artists, moms, dads and children.
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Charles Wren pulled into the Old Medical College of Georgia on Telfair Street for his maintenance job Monday morning and had to do a double take. Over the brick wall to his left, in front of the Old Academy of Richmond County building, was a massive, shining serpent slithering along the ground.
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GREAT coverage of all the outreach Artists Row is doing in Downtown Augusta!
Check out this article on page 11 in the VERGE. It’s exciting to know Augusta has a nonprofit that encourages the creative community to help energize the economy in downtown through engaging art activities!
Take a peek at the article, learn more about ARTie – The Garden City’s Green Dragon, and see how you can become involved in Artists Row!
“There is something special that happens when people come together, work hard, get a little dirty and create something unique and beautiful; there is Unity in ART!” - Lisa Marks, Artists Row Chairman
The time has arrived to build ARTie the Garden City’s Green Dragon. The community has contributed the recycled items, volunteers are signed up, and EVERYONE is excited to get started!
Check out the Augusta Chronicle article for more details about the project and be certain to sign up and attend the auction…you won’t want to miss it!