Arts in the Hearts of Augusta Festival
September 14 – 16, 2012
Broad st. Friday, 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, 11am -9pm
Sunday, 12 Noon – 7pm
Welcome to the Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival
The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold the 32nd annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival September 14 – 16, 2012, in historic downtown Augusta, GA. This year’s featured country will be Germany, hosted by the German Friendship Club of Augusta. In addition to offering traditional German fare from regions such as Bavaria and the Black Forest, they will also have a beverage tent selling many types of German beers.
Festivities will again take place on Broad Street between 8th and 10th Streets, which will be closed to traffic during the festival. The Global Food Village and Global stage will continue to occupy the Augusta Commons with ethnic food from 35 countries provided by local cultural groups. Additionally, this year we have added the country Turkey to the Global Village. Atanur Caliskan of the Turkish Association of the CSRA says, “We are delighted to share our delicious food with people of Augusta, and we look forward to being part of the festival for many years to come.” Over 90 Fine Arts and Crafts booths will extend down Broad Street with plenty of shade to make the festival an enjoyable experience for attendees.
All stages, the Global, Community, Family and Troubadour Stages will return, as well as the FREE Children’s Area, where kids can create crafts from around the world, and the Young Artist Market. The popular southern beer garden will be open all three days as well. Additional opportunities for fun will include a raffle for an E-ZG-O golf cart sponsored by E-Z-GO, The Augusta Chronicle Singer Songwriter Competition and over 40 shows by performers throughout the CSRA.
This year’s performance lineup includes the Living Room Legends featuring Ken Stephens, Mindy Stephens, Mike Wilson, Steve Howard and Jeff Newman. In keeping with the Festival’s featured country of Germany, The Amazing Channellheimer Oompah Band will also be on stage, leading the crowd in German favorites such as the Chicken Dance, Volks March and others. A festival favorite is the Fine Arts and Craft area exhibiting works by artists and crafters from around southeast including last year’s winner Lisa Davin. All artists’ and crafters’ goods are carefully juried to ensure their work is handmade.
*Greater Augusta Greater Council- 706: 826-4702