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Promoting a positive and creative campus environment by encouraging and supporting the arts and humanities.

The Augusta University Arts Council coordinates and supports arts and humanities-related activities on our campuses and fosters collaborations throughout the institution and within the community. Your support helps us host events like the Noon Arts Concerts and future events!

Acquisitions & Donations

The mission of the Acquisitions & Donations Committee is to provide support and mechanisms for the acquisition of appropriate, quality visual arts (drawings, paintings, sculpture, graphic and architectural elements) for the hospital and campuses of Augusta University.

Contact Us

Augusta University Arts Council

Scott Thorp

1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912


Our Goals

To provide coordinated and experienced leadership in an advisory capacity to the university and health system administration regarding the arts and humanities to include the display of artworks on campus and art-related donations to the university.

To enhance the healing and academic environment on campus for patients, their families, visitors, employees and students through the arts and humanities.

Elevate the profile of the arts and humanities on campus and enhance the community's knowledge and image of the university and health system through the arts and humanities.

To maintain a diverse and active AU Arts Council membership, which reflects an interest in arts and humanities. To support the establishment of spaces on campus to showcase works of artistic or cultural value related to Augusta University.

Arts Council Membership

The Augusta University Arts Council is an interagency committee, with volunteer membership drawn from the university and the local arts community. The current members are:

Scott Thorp

  • President
  • Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Design and Associate Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research

Spencer Wise

  • Vice President
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English and Creative Writing, Pamplin College

Jessica Cooley

  • Secretary
  • Director, Enrollment & Student Affairs Business Operations

Stacey Thompson

  • Treasurer
  • Director of Guardhouse Museum

Garrett Green

  • Chief Diversity Officer

Heather Henley

  • Director, Scientific Communications, Immunology Center of Georgia

Renee Sharrock

  • Medical Library Specialist

Shayna Crawford

  • Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Kevin Frazier

  • Vice Dean, Dental College of Georgia

Kelly Thomas

  • Director, Maxwell Theatre

Kathryn Martin

  • Associate Dean for Regional Campuses, Medical College of Georgia


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Performers needed for Noon Arts Concert

The Noon Arts Concert is looking for performers who play a musical instrument, sing, dance or recite poetry for its Oct. 31 concert.

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Student, employee performers needed for Noon Arts Concert

Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to attend and participate in this concert event, which has been taking place since 2001.

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February Noon Arts Concert: In photos

View a slideshow of performers at the Augusta University Arts Council's Noon Arts program, held Wednesday, Feb. 12.

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Campus talents on display at Feb.12 Noon Arts Concert

Augusta University’s Arts Council is ready to showcase all the talent on campus when the Noon Arts concert series returns.