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The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council was founded in 1996 to promote the development of arts programs in North Augusta.
There is MUCH going on in North Augusta, culturally AND artistically. North Augusta is blessed with a plethora of local artists of every variety. Please visit us often to find out what's going on.
|North Augusta's SpringFest 2014
The second annual North Augusta SpringFest will take place across three weekends this March 2014. The festival will offer educational and recreational activities for all ages, individuals and families.
Planned activities include:
6 pm to 8 pm: Opening Reception, at the Arts and Heritage Center, for the Festivals Camellia themed art show, with presentation of the art awards. The art show will run until the end of March.
12:30 pm to 5 pm: North Augustas 8th Annual Camellia Show will be held in the first floor atrium of the North Augusta Municipal Center by the North Augusta members of the Aiken Camellia Society. The event is open to the public and there is no charge.
1 pm to 5 pm: The Art Show and the Gift Shop will be open in the Arts and Heritage Center. There will be an exhibit of the winning Camellia Coloring Contest entries by kindergarten and elementary school students.
2 pm to 4 pm: There will be a tea and tour of Lookaway Inn. This event is co-sponsored by the Arts Council, NA Council of Gardens, Arts & Heritage Center, City of North Augusta and Lookaway Inn. A $10 donation will benefit the Edith Alexander Art Scholarship at NA High School. Tours of the house and garden, along with light refreshments are included. Pre-register with the Arts and Heritage Center at 803-441-4380. For additional information, call Anna at 803-279-0272.
9 am until: Sports events at Riverview Park with the opening of baseball season. Vendors at Riverview Park, North Augusta Council of Garden Clubs plant sale, held in the vendor area of the sports activities.
Watch subsequent publicity for announcements of other North Augusta SpringFest events.
SpringFest Art Competition
Each year the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council and the City of North Augusta sponsor an art competition for regional artists during the spring festival. Entries of all media forms are welcomed from regional artists. The floral theme for this year is the Camellia. Artwork entries do not need to feature a camellia flower - only those artworks that wish to be considered for the Poster Award need to feature a camellia. The judge of the competition awards a Poster Award winner first and then all other entries are considered for the Best of Show and the first, second and third places.
Entries are due to the Arts and Heritage Center of North August no later than 3 pm on Saturday, March 1.
There will be a public reception for the art competition on Friday, March 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta. The winners will be announced and the checks will be presented at this reception.
Prizes and ribbons will be awarded:
Best of Show - $300
Poster Award - $250
First Place - $200
Second Place - $100
Third Place - $50
For more information about the competition and the rules, please download the application posted below.
SpringFest's Student Coloring Contest
Calling all North Augusta students! The SpringFest committee invites all Kindergarten through Fifth Grade school children to color a camellia blossom. Winning entries will be displayed during the month of March in the Balcony Gallery of the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta.
To participate in the competition, please download the instructions and coloring sheet shown below. Completed entries are due to your school's Art Teacher by February 28, 2014.
There will be a free showing of the student winners artwork on Saturday, March 8 from 1 pm to 5 pm in the Balcony Gallery of the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta during the 2014 Camellia Show. The artwork will be remain on display from March 7 to March 30, 2014.
There will be three divisions: Kindergarten, First through Third grade, and Fourth through Fifth grade. Ribbons and certificates will be awarded for the top three entries in each division. Entries should include name, school, and grade.
All entries should be delivered to or received at the Arts and Heritage Center in the Municipal Building no later than February 28 at 4 p.m. Please do not fold the entries.
Thank you to the Noon Day Lions Club for organizing this coloring contest!