Convention and Visitors Bureau Launches The New Augustan Digital Magazine
Get ready for the New Augustan, a bi-annual magazine that the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau launched just last year, to be telling stories from Augusta’s River Region year-round.
The ACVB yesterday launched NewAugustan.com, the magazine’s new, digital platform for stories that range from the visionary behind Tire City Potters to the wealth of history and activities that flow through the Augusta Canal.
Such stories are the wind in the sails of the new platform, which dramatically enhances the experience of reading the magazine’s feature stories.
“The stories that we’re looking for are the stories that make us unique, special and different,” said Barry White, president and CEO of the ACVB.
The lifestyle magazine highlights the region’s history and heritage, while also showcasing the arts, culture and outdoor adventures that flourish alongside the banks of the Savannah River.
ACVB Barry White recognized guests featured in the magazine during the launch, including local artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman, the Augusta Museum of History, Vintage Ooollee, Augusta Honey Company, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Sean Wight, and the Augusta Training Shop.
The fourth issue of The New Augustan focused on the thriving arts community in Augusta’s River Region, featuring local artists Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman and an extensive regional arts guide.
“We found we have great stories to tell,” White said.