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Sacred Heart Events

Sacred Heart Cultural Center offers special events for all ages and all interests -- from young children to seniors.  A variety of entertaining and educational presentations are scheduled annually.


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May 2014– September 2015

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Lenn Hopkinsjump down turn around
Exhibit through June 27, 2014

Farm relics, antique barns, countrysides, and many other interesting and quirky subjects are all part of Lenn Hopkins current body of work. As she explores and portrays their unique characters on canvas, she also gives them individuality using different mediums throughout the show. Not only does Lenn continue her work in representational art, but she also shows her interest and love for the abstract.

Attending workshops and retreats, Lenn continues to be inspired by different processes and applications in the ever evolving world of art. She lives and works on the family farm in Waynesboro with her husband Henry.

Thursday, July 11, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Art Exhibition / Opening Reception, Bea KuhlkeSacred Heart Outline
Exhibit through August 29, 2014

Bea Kuhlke was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. After graduating from Georgia Southern College, she began studying painting in Florence, Italy with Hans J. Staude. She has continued as a studio painter ever since, and taught classes and workshops in this area for over twenty-five years. Bea currently lives and works in Aiken, South Carolina.

The paintings in the exhibition are created in acrylic and her supports are gessoed board or canvas. Subject matter represents the world around her: landscapes, seascapes, garden views, birds, dogs, still lifes and figures.


Thursday, September 18, 2014Sacred Heart Outline
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Art Exhibition / Opening Reception, David Swanagin
Exhibit through October 31, 2014

David Swanagin is an oil painter specializing in mood evoking landscapes. His primary focus is to capture a strong sense of light and shadow found in the early or late part of the day. Born in the low country area of South Carolina and growing up in Augusta, this series of paintings depicts views of places that were inspiring to him, as well as, scenes from his current residence in the rolling hills of Tennessee.

Friday, September 26, 2014big parade
Film at 7:30 pm
Silent Movie Night,The Big Parade (1925)
starring John Gilbert, with theatre organist Ron Carter

$20, general seating; $60, Lounging La-Z-Boy & concessions.
$144, Table For Eight
For reservations contact Sacred Heart at 706-826-4700

Sacred Heart presents its 12th annual Silent Movie Night honoring the 100th anniversary of World War I with Ron Carter again working his magic at the organ. Join film enthusiasts for a glimpse into movie history in the atmospheric Great Hall of Sacred Heart!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best of Augusta Celebration
Meet The Winners, Taste The Food, Listen To Their Music and Enjoy The Fun!

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 706-823-3722 or visit

All proceeds benefit the Greater Augusta Arts Council and Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Sunday, October 26, 2014Sacred Heart Outline
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Historical Tour of Churches
Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy an afternoon of history during the inaugural Historical Tour of Churches. Thirteen churches will open their doors to visitors for tours and refreshments.

For more information and a complete list of tour sites:


Sacred Heart Outline
Thursday, November 6, 2014

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Art Exhibition / Opening Reception,
Doug Larson

Exhibit through December 31, 2014

A Minnesota native, Doug has relocated to Augusta, GA.
He is an artist who specializes in various mediums of artwork.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

7:00 pm
Augusta Children's Chorale Dessert Concert

Thursday, November 13, 2014a
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gift Shop Holiday Open House
Free admission / Open to the Public

The holiday shopping destination for the latest in decorating & gift items, nativities, ornaments plus scrumptious cakes & more from the GUILD BAKE SALE! FREE gift wrapping! FREE Admission!

Charleen Tinley of Culinary Connections
1:00 pm: Cooking Demonstration - How to Take your Cooking From Ordinary to Extraordinary and Wow Your Family and Friends

Pat and John Curry of Buona Caffe Coffee and Espresso Bar
Best Coffee Winner ~ Best of Augusta 2012 - 2014
12:30 pm: Complimentary Coffee Bar / Coffee by the bag available for purchase

Tara Rice Simkins, leadership coach, writer, speaker, & founder of Pilgrim Soul community 10:00 - 11:30 am: Book Signing, The Dream
Books Available in the Sacred Heart Gift Shop / Book Signing in Conference Room
12:00 - 12:30 pm: Program, Radiant You: A mini–retreat for your Rowdy Pilgrim Soul

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
7:30 pm
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Tickets: $20, Reservations Required
For Tickets: 706-826-4700

This annual Christmas event, featuring The Augusta Collegium, The Augusta Children’s Chorale and       St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church Choir and readers, is the highlight of the Christmas season. A traditional English Christmas program, which originated at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge University, England, was first presented at Sacred Heart in 1987 by William Toole, and now is under the direction of Keith Shafer. Highlighting the program are the readings of the prayers and lessons from both the Old and New Testaments.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Art Exhibition / Opening Reception, Oil and Water
Judy Avrett, Lucy Weigle and Their Students

Exhibit through February 27, 2015

In this group exhibition, artists work in oil and watercolor to create pieces inspired by local and regional scenes.
Artists featured are: Judy Avrett, Catherine Cowart, Jim Davis, Beth Evans, Melissa Gayle, Ann McKellar, Pam Potts, Dee Dee Seals, Nancy Story, Joyce Waugh, Lucy Weigle, Linda Wier and Brenda Williams

Tuesday, February 24, 2015Richmond County Chorus
7:00 pm
Richmond County All Elementary School Choral Festival

Elementary students from Richmond County Schools' choral groups perform. Free and open to the public.



Thursday, March 12, 2015Sacred Heart Outline
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Art Exhibition / Opening Reception, Jeff Tilden
Exhibit through April 30, 2015

Jeff Tilden began painting in earnest in 2013. He likes sculptural forms and decided that the easiest way for them to "exist" is on canvas. Most of Jeff's paintings involve characters in ironic or poignant or humorous situations. He wants people to feel good, or even chuckle, when viewing his work.


Sunday, April 19, 2015Sacred Heart Outline
Gardens open at 4:00 PM, Tea Seating at 5:00 PM
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Tea, A Southern Tea with James Farmer
Reservations Required, call 706-826-4700

The gardens of Patty and Dan Blanton will open at 4:00 for guests to enjoy champagne and cucumber sandwiches, while strolling through the Japanese maples. At 5:00, guests will have a seated tea while enjoying live gospel singers.


Thursday, April 23, 2015 garden festival
7:00 PM

Sacred Heart Garden Festival Preview Party
Reservations requested

The party of the Spring! The evening premiere of the Sacred Heart Garden Festival is sure to delight party-goers with amazing designs by landscape and floral designers which transform Sacred Heart and its grounds into a lush oasis of horticultural excitement. Garden vendors, delicious cuisine, music and a silent auction complete the opening night.



Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26, 2015
Sacred Heart Garden Festival

Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its 20th annual Garden Festival. See the finest examples of garden and floral displays. Buy unique plants, shop at the marketplace, learn from garden experts and tour extraordinary private gardens. Entertainment and food round out the fun-filled three days for the garden enthusiasts and friends. See website for tickets and more information.


Thursday, May 7, 2015
7:00 PM
National Day of Prayer Service
Free and Open to the Public

A non-denominational worship and prayer service for our Nation in honor of the annual National Day of Prayer.

Sacred Heart OutlineThursday, May 14, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Art Exhibition / Opening Reception, Linda Hardy
Exhibit through June 26, 2015

Linda Hardy retired from her medical practice and began
painting. She studies under David Mascaro and has taken a variety of workshops and classes. Though initially painting in oils, she has turned nearly exclusively to acrylics.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
7:30 PM
Augusta Choral Society, Memorial Day Concert

A performance of music, readings, in recognition of service men and women and a color guard.

Thursday, July 9, 2015Sacred Heart Outline
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Art Exhibition / Opening Reception, Frank Carstarphen
Exhibit through August 28, 2015



Thursday, September 10, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Art Exhibition / Opening Reception, Watercolor Women
Exhibit through October 23, 2015


Sacred Heart Cultural Center
1301 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901

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Hours of Operation

9:00am - 5:00pm

Weekends open by appointment

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Virtual Tour and some images provided by Steve Bracci Photography


Sandra Fenstermacher
Executive Director

Rachel Gregory
Rental Coordinator

Judy Evans
Gift Shop / Art Hall Manager

Kim Overstreet
Program Director