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Raleigh Arts

Architecture of Sound Public Art Pavilion

Rendering of a Sound Pavilion modeled after canoes

The Architecture of Sound Public Art Pavilion is a unique collaboration with North Carolina State University Architecture students, Sound Artist Alyssa Miserendino, and Raleigh Arts.

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Atlantic Avenue

Rendering of the new Atlantic Road

The project is located between Highwoods Boulevard and New Hope Church Road. The proposed improvements will improve safety and mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. Stand-alone and/or integrated public art will be added as part of the Percent for Art program.

Learn more about the Atlantic Avenue public art project


Barwell Road

Image of Barwell Road with fields on the left and driveways on the right

The Barwell Road Improvement Project will add turn lanes, sidewalks, and bike lanes on Barwell Road. Stand-alone and/or integrated public art will be added as part of the Percent for Art program.

Learn more about the Barwell Road public art project


Blount-Person Corridor

Rendering for the Blount Person Corridor improvement

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.

Learn more about the Blount-Person Corridor public art project


Blue Ridge Road

Plan of the widening of Blue Ridge Road

This project seeks to provide a functional and safer multi-modal corridor along the Blue Ridge Road corridor from Duraleigh Road to Crabtree Valley Avenue. Stand-alone and/or integrated public art will be added as part of the Percent for Art program.

Learn more about the Blue Ridge Road public art project


Carolina Madtom Sculpture at Walnut Creek Wetland Center

A sculpture of a Catfish made from trash taken from Walnut Creek

Artists and volunteers collected various trash items from Walnut Creek to create sculptural installations at Walnut Creek Wetland Center.
 

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Carolina Pines Avenue

Carolina Pines Avenue rendering

The Carolina Pines Avenue project is located between Lake Wheeler Road and South Saunders Street. The corridor includes a lake and well used public park as well as a residential neighborhood. Stand-alone and/or integrated public art will be added as part of the Percent for Art program.

Learn more about the Carolina Pines Avenue public art project


Fisher Street Park

A concept design for the relocation of Fisher Street Park

Amenities for the new Fisher Street Park location will feature a playground and basketball court along with other passive features, matching the programming at the existing park site. Depending on community feedback, the artwork could reference neighborhood histories, shared community values, or bring a fun and lively atmosphere to the park. 

Learn more about the Fisher Street Park public art project


Floodplain Creative Educational Installation

concrete wall under bridge on Crabtree Creek greenway off of Glenwood Avenue

The Floodplain Creative Educational Installation will incorporate a visual representation of water levels, with an emphasis on both current and historic data. The goal is to show how water levels naturally rise during major storms and hurricanes.

Learn more about the Floodplain Creative Educational Installation


John Chavis Memorial Park

Design rendering of the future John Chavis Memorial Park community center

Artist David Wilson has designed a large painted glass artwork and a colorful perforated sunshade for the community center which will reference the colors of the Carousel.

Learn more about the John Chavis Memorial Park public art project


Law Enforcement Training Center

Rendering of the law enforcement training center building

The new 60,000-square-foot center will have all officer training features on one site. It will replace the current police training center on Law Enforcement Drive. Stand-alone and/or integrated public art will be added as part of the Percent for Art program.

Learn more about the Law Enforcement Training Center public art project


Marsh Creek Road & Trawick Road Public Art Project

A rendering of the Marsh Creek and Trawick road improvement project showing different lanes and sidewalks and their uses.

The Marsh Creek Road and Trawick Road Improvement Project will include sidewalks, enhanced bus stops, bicycle infrastructure, street trees, and traffic calming. Stand-alone and/or integrated public art will be added as part of the Percent for Art program.

Learn more about the Marsh Creek Road & Trawick Road public art project


Oberlin Road

1018 Oberlin Road Circa 1948

The purpose of the Oberlin Road Streetscape Project is to improve the street with wider sidewalks, revised traffic lanes and bus stops, and landscaping. Artist Chandra Cox is working with the living ancestors of Oberlin Village to tell the story of this historic community.

Learn more about the Oberlin Road public art project


Poole Road

Rendering of the new Poole Road

The Poole roadway widening stretches from Maybrook Drive to Barwell Road. The design calls for widening Poole to a four-lane complete street with a median, sidewalks, and bicycle facilities.

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Public Art Mentorship Program

 

Two women standing using post-it notes and wall board while collaborating with three men who are seated

The first-ever Public Art Mentorship Program seeks to grow our regional public art talent through a series of workshops, opportunities, and the chance to be mentored by nationally renown public artists. 

Learn more about the Public Art Mentorship Program

 


Raleigh ArtBeats 

The artist lays on her mural of a cicada in Nash Square

Twenty Five artists are creating site-specific sidewalk murals in downtown Raleigh as part of Raleigh ArtBeats, a temporary public art program led by the City of Raleigh Department of Transportation (RDOT) and Raleigh Arts.

 

Learn more about Raleigh ArtBeats 2020 - 2021


Raleigh Union Station Bike Rack Mural 

Commute Smart Raleigh, Raleigh Union Station, and Raleigh Arts have teamed up to commission a local artist to paint a mural at the Raleigh Union Station bike racks. The mural reflects the multi-modal connectivity of bike and rail and is meant to inspire the joy of cycling.

Learn more about the Raleigh Union Station Bike Rack Mural public art project


Raleigh Union Station Plaza Canopy

A rendering of the canopy at Union Station Plaza

The canopy artwork will provide filtered shade which is essential to the character and use of the Raleigh Union Station plaza. The artwork is directly related to a celebration of Raleigh’s industrial past and, in particular, the railroad heritage of the Warehouse District.

Learn more about the Raleigh Union Station Plaza Canopy public art project


SEEK Raleigh

SEEK Raleigh 2020 logo, the words SEEK RALEIGH in black and white

SEEK Raleigh is an annual series of site-specific art installations and performance art events that engage the community through public art. 

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Six Forks Road

Rendering of Six Forks Road for improvement project

The Six Forks Road project involves widening road to accommodate three lanes of travel in each direction with a planted median, separated bike lane and sidewalks on each side of the road. Stand-alone and/or integrated public art will be added as part of the Percent for Art program.

Learn more about the Six Forks Road public art project


SONARC

Arches over an outdoor walkway at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Hundreds of polycarbonate tubes create an ethereal cloud-like effect during the day and an interactive luminescent sculpture in the evening.

SONARC at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is the creation of artist Brian Brush. The artwork arches over an outdoor walkway at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Hundreds of polycarbonate tubes create an ethereal cloud-like effect during the day and an interactive luminescent sculpture in the evening. 

Learn more about SONARC


Together Raleigh

Bus shelter wrapped in artwork with Sir Walter Raleigh

Local artists adorn GoRaleigh bus shelters with unique vinyl wrap artworks.

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Wake Bus Rapid Transit Program Artist-in-Residence

Raleigh BRT Rendering

The Artist-in-Residence will spend the next year working closely with the Wake Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) design team to identify opportunities for public art in the Wake Bus Rapid Transit stations along the BRT corridors.

Learn more about the Wake Bus Rapid Transit Program Artist-in-Residence public art project


Contact

 

Kelly McChesney
Public Art Director
kelly.mcchesney@raleighnc.gov
919-996-5657

Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Raleigh Arts

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