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700 volunteers needed for Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold the 32nd annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival September 14-16, in historic downtown Augusta. Arts in the Heart showcases visual and performing arts and celebrates the different ethnic groups which blend to create the heart of Augusta.

The Festival will include food from approximately 15 cultural groups representing their ethnic cuisines. The Festival will also include over 100 booths featuring different arts and crafts, a children's area where kids can create crafts from around the world, and the Troubadour Stage for spoken word and acoustic performances. More special features of this year's Arts in the Heart Festival include a young artist's market featuring art by children 18 and younger, a southern beer garden, performances by The Channelheimer Oompah Band, the Livingroom Legends and von Grey.  Weekend contests include: Amped: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest, a fine arts and crafts booth contest, and a contest for our ethnic food vendors. 

Volunteers are needed to work during the festival. Opportunities include ticket booths, concession stands, merchandise sales and traffic control. Groups such as companies, platoons, large families, co-workers or friends wishing to work together can use our group sign up form, available online. Groups can volunteer to manage a ticket booth or concession stand for a shift, a day or the entire weekend. Applications and online forms are at www.artsintheheart.com

Weekend badges for the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival are $5 in advance and $7 at the gate. Children under 10 are free. Advance tickets will be available at all SRP Federal Credit Union Locations in early August. The Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival has won many awards, including Best Festival by readers of Augusta Magazine and Applause. Don't miss out on the fun! For more information visit www.artsintheheart.com.

The Greater Augusta Arts Council is located at 1301 Greene St. in Augusta, GA. Its mission is to advance the arts and thus, enrich the quality of life in Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area.

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