The application for the 2020 Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Market is closed.


Stay tuned for this year’s Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Market showcase.

COVID-19 Updates:
  • We know that everyone is nervous about festivals right now. At this time, we are still planning to go ahead with the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival in the third weekend of September, 2020, with careful planning and cautious optimism.
    In response to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of the great staff at Zapplication, we have created the following payment plan:
    • *If we have to cancel the 2020 Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, all booth fees will be fully refunded to artists who have paid.
    • *Confirmation payment will be in two installments. All artists invited to be part of the 2020 Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival will be asked for half the booth fee as a deposit when accepting the invitation. The second payment will be due just before the festival begins. When artists pay the second installment, they will be re-categorized as confirmed in Zapplication.
    • *If we have to cancel the 2020 Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, all jury fees paid this year will be applied to next year’s festival.
    • *If the in-person festival is cancelled, a portion of the marketing budget will be reallocated to directing people to the online shops for each of the festival artists, so we can still support them and find that perfect, one-of-a-kind work of art.
    • *We have extended the application deadline to June 10, 2020. All applicants will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by July 1, 2020.
  • *We are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 in our community. We are in contact with our local officials. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, and spectators. We will provide ongoing updates as necessary.
  • *We have secured additional hand-washing stations, to be placed at every entrance to the festival and a volunteer corps to direct people toward hand-washing areas.
  • *We have a new advisor to the festival steering team who is an expert in public health and safety from Augusta University’s medical school.

Fine Arts and Crafts Market – at a glance

Here are some of the great things the artists and artisans had to say about Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival:

“One of the best organized festivals that I go to. The venue is perfect. The advertising is second to none and achieves results! You have a great team that I hope will continue for many, many years.”

“Business speaking, they are a great buying crowd, but more than that they are nice, complementary, and enjoy art. And the quality of work at the show is fabulous. It is a breath of fresh air to see a show with such quality and variety of work.”

“It is one of my favorite events. The attendance is excellent and includes people from all over the area. A true community event, with diverse art and fine crafts.​”



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