Public Art Active Projects

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.

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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.

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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


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.

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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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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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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. 

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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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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 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 Union Station Plaza Canopy public art project


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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