Arts Awards Winners


Arts Award Columbia CountyThe Greater Augusta Arts Council has announced the winners of its 2024 Augusta Arts Awards. Honorees are:

Karen Heid — Artist Award

Drake White — Arts Professional Award

Pax Bobrow — Kath Girdler Engler for Public Art Award

Augusta Good News — Media Award

Herc Rentals — Sponsor Award

Alexis Foust — Volunteer Award

Artists of the 5th Street Mural Project — Spirit of Collaboration Award

Brenda Durant — President’s Award.

The winners were honored in June at the annual Augusta Arts Awards dinner. The evening also included a special tribute to Brenda Durant, who is retiring in October after serving for almost three decades as the Greater Augusta Arts Council executive director.

During her tenure, Durant has been instrumental in elevating the arts in Augusta, developing Arts in the Heart into a nationally recognized festival and creating programs that help grow and retain local artists.