Find ArtBeats Murals with New Interactive Map
Since September, several artists have been busy creating murals to add a touch of whimsy to our sidewalks as part of the Raleigh ArtBeats program. Seven sidewalk murals have been completed with more on the horizon.
Finding them is easy with the City's ArtBeats interactive map. The map includes the location, photograph, name of the artist and a brief description of each piece.
Raleigh ArtBeats was created through a partnership between the City of Raleigh's Department of Transportation, Raleigh Arts Office, Artspace and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.
By August 2019, there will be a total of 15 semi-permanent sidewalk paintings in the downtown Raleigh area. Although the initial artist call was to support 12 artists, the Raleigh DOT chose to fund all project applicants in order to support local makers and further activate the downtown area.
The artworks are intended to provide a touch of color and whimsy for pedestrians as they traverse the sidewalks. Some pieces will be as small as six-feet-by-eight-feet while others may be larger, so passerbys should keep a close eye out for art appearing in the 110-block municipal services district.
The 15 artists participating in the project are:
Raquel Assanoua, Karen Coachman, Nicole Drake, Sean Durham, Britt Flood, Chika Gujarathi, Jai Martin, Laura Myers, Megan O'Connor, Leah Preiss, Robert Quinn, Helen Seebold, Buffy Taylor, Martha Thorn, and Graymon Ward.
PROJECT DETAILS + TIMELINE
The 15 artists will install their works on a rolling basis between September 2018 and August 2019, with one to two artists installing each month.
- The City of Raleigh's Transportation Department is committed to solving problems, planning, operating and maintaining a safe, well-maintained, efficient transportation infrastructure, and to providing excellent service and response to the inquiries and concerns of all customers.
- Artspace is a non-profit visual art center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists. Artspace encourages community participation in the visual arts through its exhibitions, open studios, artist residencies and art education classes for all ages. Artspace is a locus of opportunity for the curious of all ages where innovation and creativity are explored, experienced, shared and celebrated.
- The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the vitality of Downtown Raleigh for everyone.
- The Office of Raleigh Arts supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the Arts Commission and the Public Art and Design Board and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. The Office of Raleigh Arts is a part of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.
For more information, contact Public Art Director Kelly McChesney of the Office of Raleigh Arts at 919-996-3610.
For more information, contact
- Public Art Director Kelly McChesney, 919-996-3610