Headshot photographs of Leslie Bartlebaugh, Jane Cheek, Max Dowdle, Shawn Etheridge, Mayanthi Jayawardena, Georges Le Chevallier, Alberto Ortega, Kiara Sanders, and Wendy Spitzer

11 Local Artists Selected for New Bern Ave. Bus Rapid Transit Stations Public Art

A Project of Raleigh Arts in collaboration with GoRaleigh, Raleigh Transit, Wake BRT, and Raleigh Department of Transportation

Raleigh Arts is excited to announce the artists who have been selected to create Artwork for the Bus Rapid Transit Stations along New Bern Avenue. Nine artists will design glass windscreens for the stations:

Artist David Wilson will create railings for the stations, and poet Johnny Lee Chapman III (image above taken by Sarah Demuth) will create embedded poetry and artwork within the concrete of the stations along the corridor.

All eleven artists are currently working with local historians and the community to gather inspiration and will be working on concept designs that they will begin sharing with the community this Spring.

Learn more about the Wake BRT: New Bern Avenue project

About Raleigh Arts

Raleigh Arts supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the City’s Public Art and Design Board and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. Raleigh Arts is part of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.



Kelly McChesney
Public Art Director, Raleigh Arts