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.

Chad Cole Art Exhibition

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Exhibit through December 30, 2020
View the Virtual Tour of the Exhibit HERE


Chad Cole is a contemporary painter who is inspired by his environment, the effects of time, and the themes of the Southern Gothic. Unique barns, overgrown farmhouses, abandoned textile mills, and rusty, roadside oddities are the subjects found on Chad’s canvases, and his choice of subject matter conveys his fascination with history and economic change in the southeastern United States. His paintings are visual elegies about vanishing rural America, and they explore the tensions and forces that occur within and between agrarian culture and the natural landscape.
Exibit on view through December 31, 2020.

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Monday, December 7, 2020
$30 support ticket to receive link to recording
This year's event will feature the same inspiring readings and uplifting choral music that guests have enjoyed for the past 31 years, but in a different format. The traditional Christmas worship service will be pre-recorded in the magnificent Great Hall of Sacred Heart. With the purchase of a $30 support ticket, a link to the video will be emailed, allowing guests to watch the recording any time and as often as liked. Recording available by December 7.

To purchase your $30 support ticket, please call 706-826-4700 or Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Opening Reception, Thomas Needham & Pat Warren

Thursday, January 7, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Exhibit through February 26, 2021

Thomas A. Needham was raised in Redondo Beach, California where his love of art, the ocean, and athletics shaped his artist’s sense of form and motion. A graduate of California’s Art Center College of Design, Mr. Needham has received numerous honors and awards for his oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. Currently, the artist resides in Appling, Georgia, where he paints and teaches painting classes at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta. Mr. Needham’s paintings showcase the American scene, both past and present.

Through watercolor, acrylic, and oil Pat Warren reveals her interest in the beauty of representational painting. Her work in abstract impressionism focuses on how light falls on form, applying harmonious brushstrokes, engaging high hue while reserving respect for life and natural form. There is a spontaneous approach to her varied subjects and an obvious contemporary style resulting in a uniqueness of the ordinary.


Opening Reception, Elizabeth Moretz Britt and Staci Swider

Thursday, March 4, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Exhibit through April 30, 2021

Staci Swider’s visual history includes stints as both a corporate and freelance textile designer, professional painter, and author. Her work is exhibited at many galleries across the Southeast. Currently she paints with acrylics, layering those with oil pastels and grease pencil, incorporating a little collage on occasion, and building things just to shake it up a little. She is a Certified GOLDEN Artist Educator and in addition to yearly artist residencies abroad she enjoys taking groups of artists to Europe to paint.

Elizabeth Moretz-Britt was born in Utah, raised in Augusta and now resides in North Augusta. Influenced by a line of artistic women, she attended Queens College in Charlotte and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia. Elizabeth has studied in France, Italy and at the Scottsdale Artist School with Milt Kobayashi. Her work is influenced by the Impressionists and Fauvist painters of the 20th century, along with her personal environment and the people who surround her.

Garden City Festival Tea

Sunday, April 18, 2021
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 a guest speaker 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

Thursday, April 22, 2021
6:00 - 9:00 PM

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

Friday and Saturday, April 23 - 24, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, daily


NEW for 2021, the Garden City Festival at Sacred Heart will encompass two full days of excitement. Noted as one of the Top 20 Festivals in Georgia, the event features garden and floral exhibits, engaging speakers, an expanded Vendor Market to include eco-friendly offerings, new pop-up demos, family-fun Seedling Saturday, a live butterfly habitat and private garden tours. Festival proceeds benefit the programs and ongoing preservation of Sacred Heart Cultural Center.

CLICK to watch videos from previous Garden Festivals

Garden City Festival Friday Night Party

Friday, April 23, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


In collaboration with Pop-Up Augusta! join the Festival's first Garden Party - an exclusive dining and concert experience. Location revealed (to ticketholders only) 48 hours prior to the event. Register at to receive your exclusive ticket invitation.

Art Exhibition Opening Reception, Lala Mulherin Streett and Lou Ann Zimmerman

Thursday, May 6, 2020
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Exhibit through June 25, 2020

Lala Mulherin Streett received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from Ringling Art School. She has worked in the United States and abroad as a designer, professional illustrator and instructor. Lala is a Signature and lifetime member of the Georgia Watercolor Society and has served as an officer and board member of a variety of artists’ organizations. She has won numerous awards and shown extensively. Her work is part of collections in the United States and Europe.
Lou Ann Zimmerman recently retired as the owner of the Zimmerman Gallery in Augusta to concentrate on her painting. She is a Life Member and Past President of the Georgia Watercolor Society, served on the Board of Trustees and faculty of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, is a Signature Member of the Whiskey Painters of America, and a past Director of the Board of Artists Row. Lou Ann’s work has been in exhibitions throughout U.S. and Japan.


Holiday Market at Sacred Heart

Thursday, November 19, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Bring a friend and plan to spend the day at Sacred Heart with so many fun activities! Shop unique vendors and from the Sacred Heart Gift Shop in the Great Hall. Enjoy three special guests speakers: caterer and floral designer Cal Berry will demonstrate holiday brunch ideas at 11:00 am, artist Chad Cole will lead a "Lunch and Learn" at 12:00 pm featuring his Art Hall exhibit, and floral and lifestyle designer, Mary Louise Hagler, will demonstrate how to create a memorable holiday centerpiece using garden organics and luxury florals at 1:00 pm. You'll be tempted by home-baked goodies in the Guild Bake Sale. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Buona Caffe. Call to place an order for a boxed lunch. 706-826-4700

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

Masks and social distancing will be required.

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop with Mary Louise Hagler

Saturday, November 21, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tickets: $45
Floral and lifestyle designer, Mary Louise Hagler, will lead a hands-on workshop on creating a fall/holiday wreath. Participants are invited to bring items from their own backyard, but all other supplies will be provided. Guests will be socially-distanced and masks will be required.

Cost is $45 per person. Reserve your spot by calling 706-826-4700

Christmas Creative with Artsy Me

Saturday, November 7, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Create lasting memories and Christmas gifts with your friends, children or grandchildren! Guests may choose to paint a pottery Christmas ornament ($10 each) or mug ($15 each). Painted pieces will be fired and ready for pick up at Sacred Heart by November 13. Cocoa and cookies will be served. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Reserve your spot by calling 706-826-4700

Watercolor Women - Jill Gunn, Beth Jones, Kaye Ward

Exhibit Opens September 10, 2020
Closing Reception, Thursday, October 29, 4 - 6 PM, Great Hall
Exhibit through October 30, 2020

It was over a decade ago when Jill Gunn, Beth Jones and Kaye Ward began studying watercolor techniques and exhibiting in local art shows. They formed Watercolor Women in the fall of 2013 to offer support, encouragement and camaraderie to each other as they evolve as individual artists. Painting in watercolor is their passion and the group focuses on themes that include birds' nests, Southern landscapes and architecture, vegetables and fruits, flowers and seashells. Watercolor Women have exhibited at the Kroc Center, the Sacred Heart Cultural Center's Art Hall, and the Aiken Center for the Arts, along with supporting the local community as featured artists at the Summerville Tour of Homes. Also, the group has supported Sacred Heart's Garden Festival as featured artists in a private garden and as vendors at the Garden Festival.

Click HERE for a virtual tour.

Silent Movie Night, The Kid Brother with theatre organist, Ron Carter

Friday, September 25, 2020
7:00 PM Pre-Show Entertainment
7:30 PM Feature Film Presentation, The Kid Brother starring Harold Lloyd & Jobyna Ralston

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 milquetoast offspring, Harold Lloyd, of a rural community's burly sheriff proves himself a man's man when he defeats the thuggish villain threatening the town and captures the heart of love interest Jobyna Ralston. Alternately touching and hilarious, The Kid Brother is among comedian Harold Lloyd's best work and was the most popular film of 1927.

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

Silent Movie Matinee with theatre organist, Ron Carter

Saturday, September 26, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Film Presentation

Tickets Pricing - $5 General Seats, Free for age 12 and under
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This event will feature three comedic shorts: Big Business with Laurel & Hardy; Neighbors with Buster Keaton; and High and Dizzy with Harold Lloyd 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

Art Exhibition, Michael Reibel

Through 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

Take a virtual tour of exhibition HERE

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

Thursday, July 23, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 PM

A FUN event for an adult & child (age 2 & up) to each paint a pottery sundae bowl. Ice-cream sundaes will be served as a treat after painting. Pieces will be fired at Artsy Me and ready for pick-up at Sacred Heart Clutural Center on Friday, July 31.
Masks required, socially distanced seating implemented

$35 for 2 bowls (one adult & one child) $15 for each additional bowl
Reserve your spot & pay by phone at 706-826-4700

Proceeds support the ongoing perservation and programs of Sacred Heart Cultural Center

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