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Local Artists Selected for Raleigh ArtBeats

A Series of 16 Painted Sidewalk Interventions

News posted Sep. 04, 2018 - 6:00 am
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Local Artists Selected for Raleigh ArtBeats - A Series of 16 Painted Sidewalk Interventions
The City of Raleigh Department of Transportation and Raleigh Arts Office, in partnership with Artspace and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance are excited to announce Raleigh ArtBeats, a series of 16 painted sidewalk interventions. Over the next year, local artists will create 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 6x8” while others may be larger, so passerbys should keep a close eye out for art appearing in the 110-block municipal services district.
THE ARTISTS
The 16 artists selected for the project are: Raquel Assanoua, Karen Coachman, Nicole Drake, Sean Durham, Britt Flood, Chika Gujarathi, Jai Martin, Laura Myers, Megan O'Connor, Beth Palmer, Leah Preiss, Robert Quinn, Helen Seebold, Buffy Taylor, Martha Thorn, and Graymon Ward.
PROJECT DETAILS + TIMELINE
The 16 artists will install their works on a rolling basis between September 2018 and August 2019, with one to two artists installing each month.
PROJECT PARTNERS
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 (artspacenc.org) 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 (godowntownraleigh.com) 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.
The City of Raleigh Department of Transportation and Raleigh Arts Office, in partnership with Artspace and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance are excited to announce Raleigh ArtBeats, a series of 16 painted sidewalk interventions. Over the next year, local artists will create 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 ARTISTS

The 16 artists selected for the project are:

Raquel Assanoua, Karen Coachman, Nicole Drake, Sean Durham, Britt Flood, Chika Gujarathi, Jai Martin, Laura Myers, Megan O'Connor, Beth Palmer, Leah Preiss, Robert Quinn, Helen Seebold, Buffy Taylor, Martha Thorn, and Graymon Ward.

PROJECT DETAILS + TIMELINE

The 16 artists will install their works on a rolling basis between September 2018 and August 2019, with one to two artists installing each month.

PROJECT PARTNERS

  • 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.

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