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. Interested in sponsoring an event? If so, please contact us at 706.826.4700.

Opening Reception, Lillie Morris & Roxane Hollosi

May 14 - June 30, 2020


Roxane Hollosi is an Atlanta based, multi-disciplinary artist for the past 14 years. Originally from the midwest; her early years were influenced by the Native American peoples living near her in the prairie towns of southwest Minnesota. She credits her strong Spiritual Earth connection and often her color palette to the indigenous culture she experienced in these formative years. Roxane was awarded the top honor, (The JP Anderson-Best in Design prize) upon graduation from ISU. She then moved to Boston to work and continue her studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Roxane creates both 2D and 3D works. The foundation of her work is an exploration of the nature in her, and around her and the energies it emanates.

Lillie Morris, a native of Augusta, pursued her art degree at Augusta College in the 1970’s her instructors included Freeman Schoolcraft, Nathan Bindler and Richard Frank. Best known for her acrylic, collage and mixed media paintings, Lillie also occasionally works in cold wax and encaustic. She specializes in abstract art, both representational and non-representational. Her paintings, whether collage, acrylic or a mixture of mediums reveal a love of texture, color and experimentation. Richly layered and with her own vocabulary of gestural marks and linear elements, Lillie strives to convey the emotional impact of her source of it the landscape, music, poetry or deep personal experiences. Lillie is inspired by the landscape, waterways and rich history of the Piedmont region of Georgia. She also has an intense interest in the music, literature and landscape of Ireland and her work has been deeply influenced by her many travels there.

Private viewings may be scheduled or Sacred Heart is open to the public from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Visitors are asked to knock for entry and wear a face mask. Follow Sacred Heart on Facebook and Instagram to view highlights from the Exhibition.

Click HERE to take a Virtual Tour of the Exhibit

Opening Reception, Michael Reibel

July 9 - August 28, 2020


A Kentucky native now living in the low country of South Carolina, painter Michael Reibel’s professional art career actually began in coastal Georgia oddly enough in 2008 and 2009 with his first two solo exhibitions. Michael returns to Georgia through the Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta, GA with a body of work inspired by the Georgia and South Carolina coasts which he now calls home. Michael is a representational realist painter and describes his work as a continual pursuit of visual poetry. Each painting begins with an idea, then design and simplification of the composition then trying to say more with less through his brushstrokes.

While he began his professional artistic journey later in life than many contemporary painters, he is living proof that it is never too late to pursue a talent, a dream, or a passion. Born in 1964 and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Michael spent 23 years in senior executive roles for a national health care company in Louisville. In 2010, Michael made the decision to leave his corporate day job and solely focus on his fine art career well in advance of retirement, He and his family relocated to Seabrook, South Carolina from Kentucky in 2016.

Michael is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. In addition he is an Associate Member in Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. He is an occasional Instructor at the Studio School in Savannah, Georgia teaching workshops on landscape painting. Recently, he has been asked to serve as a Judge and Juror for selected national/regional art exhibitions including the Landings Art Association in Savannah, GA.

Michael maintains a studio/gallery at Atelier Off Bay in Beaufort, SC that serves as a second studio in addition to his home studio in Seabrook, SC. He is represented by Wells Gallery in the Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island, SC, Eisele Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio and George Davis Fine Art and Antiques in Savannah, GA.

For additional information, please refer to Michael’s website

Private viewings may be scheduled or Sacred Heart is open to the public from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Visitors are asked to knock for entry and wear a face mask. Follow Sacred Heart on Facebook and Instagram to view highlights from the Exhibition.


Sundaes for Two with Artsy Me

Friday, July 12, 10:00-11:30 AM
at Sacred Heart Cultural Center

$35 for 2 bowls (one adult & one child)
$15 for each additional bowl


A FUN event for an adult and child (age 3 & up) to each paint a pottery sundae bowl. Ice-cream sundaes wll be served as a treat after painting. Pieces will be fired at Artsy Me and ready for pick-up at Sacred Heart Cultural Center on Friday, July 19.

Reserve your spot & Pay by phone at 706-826-4700

Opening Reception, Jeff Tilden & Linda Tilden

Thursday, July 11, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Exhibit through August 30, 2019

Jeff 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. Linda Tilden, Jeff's sister-in-law, always had a love for art and worked on set designs for stage productions, costume design, art workshops, painting murals, art therapy as well as giving private lessons. She has studied under several professional artists in oil, pastel and acrylic painting and is active in several art groups. Linda has participated in juried shows and has won several awards.

Opening Reception, Women on Paper

Thursday, September 12, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Exhibit through October 31, 2019

Women on Paper is a group of professional women artists who nurture the creative urge in each other. Their paintings are of people and places, of gardens and interiors, of landscapes and flowers, still lifes and imaginings, light and shadow. They all work on paper with watercolor, oil, gouache, pastel, collage or mixed media. Their work weaves solitary studio work with paintings resulting from group painting sessions. Artists include: Karen Banker, Marlena Bergeron, Carolyn Bohn, Lauren Kerbelis, Nancy Schultz, Gail Smith, Lala Streett, Caroline Swanson and Lou Ann Zimmerman.


Silent Movie Matinee, with musical accompaniment by theatre organist, Ron Carter

Saturday, October 5, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Film Presentation

Tickets Pricing - $5 per person, Free for age 12 and under
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This NEW event will feature three comedic shorts: One Week, From Hand to Mouth and Billy Blazes with an introduction to each and followed by lively discussion about the films and the silent movie era.
Advance tickets are recommended - 706.826.4700

Silent Movie Night, The Ten Commandments with theatre organist, Ron Carter

Saturday, October 5, 2019
7:00 PM Pre-Show Entertainment with Melanie Larson and David Brown
7:30 PM Feature Film Presentation, The Ten Commandments

Evening Pricing
$200 Reserved Tables of Eight
$25 Reserved Individual Table Seating
$20 Individual General Theater-Style Seating
$15 Student / Military Individual General Theater-Style Seating

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The Ten Commandments is a 1923 American silent religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Written by Jeanie MacPherson, the film is divided into two parts: a prologue recreating the biblical story of the Exodus and a modern story concerning two brothers and their respective views of the Ten Commandments. Lauded for its "immense and stupendous" scenes, use of Technicolor process 2, and parting of the Red Sea sequence, the expensive film proved to be a box-office hit upon release. It is the first in DeMille's biblical trilogy, followed by The King of Kings (1927) and The Sign of the Cross (1932).

Americana at its best! Watch one of the silent movie era's classic films while enjoying concessions and live music for the film by celebrated theatre organist Ron Carter. This is his 17th season of making Silent Movie Night at Sacred Heart a much-anticipated event in Augusta.

Advance tickets are recommended as this event sells out each year - 706.826.4700

Best of Augusta Celebration

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Meet The Winners, Taste The Food, Listen To Their Music and Enjoy The Fun!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 706-823-3722 or visit

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

Sacred Heart "Art Through the Ages"

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Friday, November 8, 2019
Open during business hours


Views of Sacred Heart Cultural Center as seen through a variety of different artists using different mediums and styles. A one of a kind week long exhibit!
A special exhibition opening "Sip and See" will be held on Tuesday, November 5 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Gift Shop Holiday Open House

Thursday, November 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Kick off your holiday season at Sacred Heart with a wonderland of unique jewelry, ornaments, Holiday décor, beautiful art and so much more. The best gifts of the season all packed in one place! While you are shopping, the air will be filled with the aroma of homemade cookies, cakes, pies and breads from our annual Guild Bake Sale! Plus, don’t miss out on our book signing event with some of the most talented authors in the area. Join us for a day of fun, shopping and entertainment.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE gift wrapping and EASY parking!

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7:30 PM
Tickets: $20

The Guild of Sacred Heart Cultural Center presents this annual Christmas event under the direction of Keith Shafer and based on the traditional English Christmas program that originated at King's College Chapel, Cambridge University, England. The night will feature leaders in the community as readers of the nine lessons and local choirs singing a collection of carols and hymns.

Please call for admission tickets and information 706-826-4700

Deanna Jaugstetter and Pam Thompson

Exhibit through December 27, 2019

Deanna Jaugstetter was raised in a creative environment and her desire to study painting came naturally.She began studying oil and watercolor painting in the mid 70s in Atlanta. Deanna captures a wide variety of subjects, still life, landscape, animals, using her own photographic references, live models and still life set ups. Read her interview with VoyageATL

Pam Thompson began her artistic efforts in 2008. Her first classes, through the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, were en plein air. Her first paintings were of nature, and that continues to be her primary focus, both landscape and still life. Many of her works are representational, often based on photos she has taken but she also enjoys the freedom of expressionistic works and occasional abstracts.

Linda Hardy Art Exhibition

Exhibit through February 28, 2020

Dr. Linda Hardy grew up in Columbia, Missouri, moving to Augusta in 1979 to complete her residency training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia. She maintained a medical practice in Augusta, both at MCG and in private practice, until her retirement.

Always an admirer of art, after retirement she began taking lessons, in oil, from David Mascaro. Currently she is a member of the Mascaro Art Group, a co-op of painters many of whom had also been students of Mr. Mascaro. She now works nearly exclusively in acrylics, which better fit her loose, rapid style of painting. She has participated in exhibits and juried art competitions across the CSRA, and is represented locally by Art on Broad in Augusta.

This exhibit consists primarily of landscapes painted from photographs, memory, or imagination of the Augusta area, particularly the Savannah River, and the Georgia and South Carolina lowcountry and salt marshes. Dr. Hardy paints from a place of serenity and appreciation of the beauty and wisdom of nature, and hopes that these feelings are transmitted to the viewer.

Dr. Hardy resides in Augusta with her husband, Dr. Arlie Fiveash, two dogs, a cat and a bunny

An Evening of New York Jazz

Sunday, March 15, 2020

A swinging benefit for American Red Cross and Sacred Heart Cultural Center featuring Gerry Eisenberg, vocals, Donald Vega, piano, Luke Sellick, bass and Pete Van Nostrand, drums
Individual Tickets - $75
Reserved Tables of 8 - $750
Premium Reserved Table of 8 - $1,000
Purchase tickets and tables at or in person at Sacred Heart Cultural Center

David Swanagin Art Exhibition

Exhibit through May 8, 2020


David Swanagin is an oil painter specializing in mood evoking landscapes. He draws inspiration from the Tonalism movement of artists focusing on the effects of light and shadow throughout the day, primarily dawn or dusk. David was born in the South Carolina Low Country and grew up in Augusta, GA and has returned "home" after living in Nashville, TN. He is also a professional drummer and finds many scenes on his travels for new works.

Garden City Festival Tea

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Gardens open at 4:00 PM, Tea seating at 5:00 PM
Pine Knoll's Farm

Among the myriad of Japanese maples and thoughtfully planted gardens of Mr. and Mrs. R. Daniel Blanton, guests will be informed and entertained by Sybil Brooke Sylvester of Wildflower Designs, LLC as they enjoy a delectable fare of specialties as well as afternoon tea service. The gardens will open early for guests’ enjoyment and the seating for the talk and tea will follow.

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Call 706-826-4700.
Separate ticket from the Garden City Festival ticket

Garden City Festival at Sacred Heart Preview Party

Due to COVID-19 Precautions
Rescheduled for April 21, 2021

Enjoy dinner and entertainment with a sneak preview ofthe Garden City Festival at its best. Dine by candlelight in the garden, listen to the musical entertainment, shop in the Vendor Market and be inspired by the horticultural and floral exhibits.
Reservations Requested


Garden City Festival at Sacred Heart

Canceled Due To COVID-19 Precautions
Rescheduled for April 22 - 24, 2021


At Sacred Heart... be inspired by lush landscape and floral exhibits, learn from well-known speakers, shop the extensive vendor market and tour spectacular private gardens. Events this year include Friday Night Garden Party, Seedling Saturday Children's event, Sunday Garden Trunk Show, Garden Tea and MORE! A world of discoveries await you at the 2020 Garden City Festival.

CLICK to watch videos from previous Garden Festivals

Garden City Festival Friday Night Soiree

Canceled Due to COVID-19 Precautions
Rescheduled for April 22, 2021


Unwind with great music and signature beverages in the Sacred Heart Courtyard Garden. In addition, enjoy visiting the exhibits and vendors in the vibrant atmosphere of a Spring night.