Downtown Augusta

Vibrant, eclectic, surprising – and open for business.

Our mission is to make the metro area’s economic, cultural and entertainment epicenter an even better place to dine, shop, work and live.  Come see how the historic heart of Georgia’s second-oldest city is transforming into a 21st century destination for people of all ages.

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Jessye Norman School of the Arts Presents J-Tank, A Family Business Start-Up Experience

September 13, 2021

The Downtown Development Authority is pleased to partner with the Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc., Augusta Housing Authority, and First Community Bank to sponsor the Jessye Norman School of the Arts’ J-Tank entrepreneur start-up experience! Mentored and coached by some of the community’s best business and thought leaders, including our Board Vice-Chairman, James Heffner, JNSA […]

Augusta riot podcast wins national award

September 3, 2021

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) – Huge accomplishment for some local students: Jessye Norman School of the Arts just won a national award for a podcast they made on the Augusta Riot. Continue Reading…

After a year off, Arts in the Heart returns as Arts City Festival

September 3, 2021

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – It’s been a year since the Arts in the Heart festival was canceled due to the pandemic and now in just under a month the popular event looks to make a return, but under a different name. Continue Reading…