Public Input and Upcoming Meetings Project Details Timeline Artist Biography
Public Input and Upcoming Meetings
Architect and public artist Carrie Gault is gathering inspiration and learning about the Six Forks Road community. Visit the PublicInput project page to view community comments, find out about upcoming stakeholder meetings, and share input and stories about the neighborhood.
Six Forks Road is the heart of Raleigh’s evolving Midtown. It is home to many churches, schools, businesses, and shopping centers, and provides access to many established neighborhoods. Six Forks Road is also a major transportation corridor connecting I-440 and I-540 through central and north Raleigh, providing an important route for commuters.
Midtown Raleigh contains a vibrant and thriving business district of startups, long-established employers, financial and accounting powerhouses, hospitality venues, and an array of retail and dining. It is a destination, and the attractive shopping and mixed-use districts that are evolving along its length are bringing people from around the city to Six Forks Road to shop and to enjoy entertainment.
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, signal improvements and protected intersections for cyclists and pedestrians, transit stops, green stormwater infrastructure, landscaping, and other amenities.
The public art will be stand-alone or integrated into the site. The artist is being brought into the project early to allow for greater site integration and the possibility of including some infrastructure in the project construction (rather than public art) budget.
This project is part of the Percent for Art program and is a part of the Six Forks Road Improvement Project.
Carrie Gault is a registered architect and public artist whose work has been recognized both regionally and nationally and is known for its sensitivity to community, site, and environment. Her studio focuses on large-scale, public work, as well as two and three-dimensional pieces that are smaller and more intimate. Mosaics and handmade tile are her primary mediums, but she also works in other durable materials like concrete and glass. After spending 25 years in Charlotte, NC where she ran her architectural practice and taught adjunct at her alma mater, UNC Charlotte, she moved to the small town of Floyd, VA. In addition to her artistic practice and studio, she runs a small, sustainable farm with her wife that specializes in products created from their Icelandic sheep wool and their heirloom vegetables. She finds herself inspired daily by her sheep, chickens, and goats, as well as the rhythm of life found in the beautifully serene, bucolic surroundings of Southwest Virginia.