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.

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