First Friday

The First Friday of every month many of the venues in downtown Augusta hold special events. ARC's special event is to showcase a local artist whose work will hang in our gallery for the entire month. Our First Friday Opening Receptions are jointly coordinated with 4P Studios and Alternative Artworks who graciously coordinate with the artists.

November 2018 First Friday Reception for "Positivity: An Exhibition of Fine Art” by Satire & friends

October 2018 First Friday Reception for “Meaningful Nonsense 2” an art exhibition by local Augusta tattoo artists

September 2018 First Friday Reception for “Altared States of Being: A group exhibition of fine art”

August 2018 First Friday Reception for "Honey: The illustrative works of Sarah Long”

July 2018 First Friday Reception for AoRT Reed's "Boom!!! 4ever" show

June 2018 First Friday Event: "Easel Enthusiasts" Opening Reception

May 13th 2018 Mommy & Me Painting by Deep in the Heart Foundation

May 12th 2018 Derek Hess "31 Days in May" Book Signing and Film Screening

May 2018 Gallery Opening

April 2018 "Threads of Humanity" Augusta University Senior Show

March 2018 First Friday

February 2018 First Friday Reception


January 2018 First Friday Reception

December 2017 $200 & Under Show


November 2017 AU Alumni Show

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Community Events

Our 600 Broad Street location is wonderful venue for events and as such we host events for a variety of organizations. 

Greater Augusta Black Chamber of Commerce


Art Studio program

ARC's 2016 Summer Art Studio program sought to nurture both ends of the Arts Economy: the producer and the consumer. We did this by providing free studio space in the heart of the Augusta Cultural District to artists and then opening that space up to the public once a month. This resulted in more productivity among artists and a heightened awareness and appreciation for the artistic process and the local Arts Economy in the public. The program culminated in a collaborative show in November 2016 where the artists displayed the work they had created during the program.