The Raleigh Arts Commission, in partnership with the Raleigh Historic Development Commission, Duke Energy and Downtown Raleigh Alliance, is excited to present artwork for the Art Along Blount Street public art project. Ten selected artists have created banners celebrating the cultural history of the East Raleigh-South Park National Historic District. The banners, which will be suspended on utility poles along Blount Street from Cabarrus Street down to Shaw University, will be on view June – December, 2015.
The participating artists are: Brandon Cordrey, Dare Coulter, Aaron Cracium, Debbie Crawford, Linda Dallas, Patrick Fitzgerald, Rachel Herrick, Joyce Watkins King, Cindy Morefield and Robert Quinn. Their artwork, along with statements and brief biographies, can be viewed here. A map for the banners as well as other key historical sites to visit on Blount Street and throughout Raleigh can also be accessed using the app atwww.raleighhistoric.org.
Join us Second Saturday, July 11th at 9 a.m. for a dedication of the banners (meet at vacant lot, 500 S. Blount Street.) Following the ceremony there will be day-long celebration that includes "Shaw Summer Sizzles", storytelling, blackberry picking, walking tours, bike rides and more.
More details at Raleigh Public Art's Facebook Page.