Short Takes May 2021

Signature Interiors and Gifts

Style and interior design icon Michael Siewert, also known as Signature Mike, has opened Signature Interiors and Gifts along with Signature Soles conveniently next door in Augusta.

As a lover of fashion and décor, Siewert has brought everything chic and elegant into his showroom, from giant Great Dane statues to intricately painted pottery and even trendy handbags and jewelry. Since Signature Mike is an expert in home décor he also does design consultations and home staging if you’re looking to put your home on the market.

(Photos courtesy of Signature Interiors)


Augusta Museum of History

While kids may be out of school, they can still learn and have fun and as the summer season makes its rise, consider taking a day trip to the Augusta Museum of History. With multiple floors of Augusta history in one building, this museum stands as the biggest collection in the CSRA.

With signature and special exhibitions all throughout the year, summer isn’t the only time to enjoy Augusta’s rich history. There are displays for historical local legends and fashion, to transportation. Don’t want to leave the house? Perfect, there are some online exhibitions about the Great fire of 1916 and Camp Hancock to be explored!

(Photo by John Harpring)


The Augusta Market at the River

After Covid hit the area of Augusta around this time last year a lot of places closed and events were canceled for the safety of the public. One of the most sought after, tell-tale signs of summer,  the Augusta Market, was canceled for an unforeseen amount of time.

The most hard-hitting realization was for the small local shops and farmers that not only use this weekly market as a source of income but also as a platform for reaching new shoppers. 

Thankfully, the Augusta Market at the River has made its return just before the summer season begins. Check out beautiful, local vendors selling handmade items, flowers, veggies and more every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until November 20.

(Photo by Erik Scheel from Pexels)



Appears in the May 2021 issue of Augusta Magazine.

Have feedback or a story idea? Our publisher would love to hear from you!

3 + 2 =

RSS Augusta Magazine’s Front Porch

  • Episode 10 - Nesia Wright
    We had the pleasure of sitting down with Nesia Wright, owner and CEO of the Georgia Soul Basketball Team. Ashlee and Nesia discuss life as the owner of a basketball team, retirement and more.
  • Episode 9: Venus Morris Griffin
    Venus Morris Griffin, one of the top real estate agents in the Augusta area, stops by our front porch to talk about her success and her upcoming book. This episode is sure to set a fire in you to go for your dreams!
  • Episode 8: Michael Romano
    Michael Romano, self-proclaimed carbohydrate king and executive pastry chef for Edgar's Hospitality Group stopped by our front porch to chat with Ashlee.
  • Episode 7 - Brenda Durant
    Brenda Durant joins us in this episode to talk about the exciting things that are happening in the Augusta Arts Community.


Previous Issues

Physicians’ Directory 2021

Check out our Physicians’ Directory App today!

Android Users Click Here

Related Articles

Talk of the Town October 2021

Talk of the Town October 2021

Augusta Training Shop Handcrafted snowflakes, colorful paper mâché ornaments, cross paintings, CaneLine jewelry and other unique gifts are not the only things that set the Augusta Training Shop (ATS) apart from other shops in Augusta. Their story is the main reason...

Talk of the Town August/September 2021

Talk of the Town August/September 2021

Paceline Ride 2021 The annual Paceline Ride is a casual and fun bike ride designed to raise funds for the Georgia Cancer Center. PaceDay 2021 is happening October 16 in Augusta. Once registered, bikers can choose between a 25, 50 or 100-mile route. Each linear route...

Talk of the Town June/July 2021

Talk of the Town June/July 2021

Holy Shakes What better way to celebrate summer than a flavorful shake topped with magnificent goodies? Holy Shakes has opened a new location in downtown Augusta as part of their franchising process. Each of their iconic shakes have a mountain of sweet toppings to...