Arts in the Heart of Augusta wins Best Festival! Written by admin on October 13, 2016

The readers of Augusta Magazine have voted Arts in the Heart of Augusta the Best Local Festival once again! We celebrated at the Best of Augusta celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 11.  Thank you Augusta Magazine for another great year and thank you to everyone who made it possible! Check out more of Augusta’s favorites at the Best of Augusta listing on



Other notable awards and statistics from the 2016 Arts in the Heart of Augusta include…

1.78 MILLION dollars – The Augusta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, www.visitaugusta.comestimates that the 2016 Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival generated over 1.78 MILLION dollars in direct consumer spending. Wow! The arts really do support our local economy!

88,000 attendees – The ACVB also estimates over 88,000 attendees came to the 2016 festival!

150 Cities, 30 States– Online ticket sales through our sponsor, showed attendees from over 150 cities from all over the country- nearly 30 states were represented, even Hawaii!

#55 – We were ranked #55 in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s TOP 100 Festivals for the 2015 festival. See the full listings at

Want to get involved in producing, performing, volunteering and attending next year’s Best Local Festival? Sign up for the Greater Augusta Art’s Council’s newsletter at to get updates about both Arts in the Heart and the arts in Augusta throughout the year! Also, make sure follow us on social media… Instagram- @ArtsintheheartofaugustaTwitter- @arts_intheheart, and Like us on Facebook at Facebook/Artsintheheartofaugusta

Thank you for making Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival into Augusta’s Best Local Festival every year!