2017 Arts in the Heart Festival badges on sale now

Arts in the Heart badges are good for admission all three days of the September festival. SPECIAL

Badges are now available for the 37th annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, presented by the Greater Augusta Arts Council and the City of Augusta.

The three-day celebration of the arts will take place Sept. 15-17 in downtown Augusta. Badges are good for the entire weekend.

Advance badge sales are $7 and available at State Bank locations, Vintage Ooollee in downtown Augusta, and at New Moon in Aiken. You can also buy tickets online at www.artsintheheartofaugusta.com, which will be redeemable for badges at festival gates. Badges will be $12 at the gate.

The festival includes the Global Food Village with cuisine from 25 countries and a craft beer garden, a Fine Arts and Crafts Market featuring more than 130 juried arts and crafts booths, and numerous stages showcasing everything from music to dance.

It’s not too late to sign up to sponsor a booth or to volunteer. Visit www.artsintheheartofaugusta.com for details. – From Staff Reports