Rendering for the Blount Person Corridor improvement

Artist Call: Blount-Person Corridor

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The City of Raleigh is overhauling two major downtown streets, Blount Street and Person Street, and converting them from one-way thoroughfares into two-way streetscapes.

The Blount St.-Person St. Corridor can be seen through multiple lenses: as a major urban thoroughfare as a commercial and business street, and as a neighborhood address. The corridor extends over five miles from Capital Boulevard to Interstate 40, including Wake Forest Road, Blount Street, Person Street, and Hammond Road, with the core of the corridor being the one-way pair of Blount Street and Person Street. The project runs through several historic neighborhoods and a close look reveals that the corridor reflects the complicated history of the American South.

Potential public art opportunities include stand-alone sculptures, and/or artwork integrated into pedestrian paving, lighting, benches/bike racks, or other site elements. The Project adds roundabouts at the north and south ends of downtown Raleigh. These roundabouts provide potential locations for gateway artwork(s). The artist will work closely with the design team, project stakeholders, and the community.

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All materials must be received no later than Monday, June 15, 2020, by 10 a.m. EST. Incomplete or late submittals will not be considered.


The public art budget for the project is $120,000 inclusive of all expenses including design, fabrication, installation, travel, permits if applicable, taxes and fees.

Up to three semi-finalists will be selected for interviews. Artists who are traveling to Raleigh from out of town will be paid a $1000 stipend (NOTE: Travel may be suspended due to COVID-19). Artists who live within a 100-mile radius or who interview via video-conference will be paid a $250 stipend.


Fill out the online application.



Kelly McChesney
Public Art Director

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