"We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing."

- George Bernard Shaw

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Downtown Art


Call to Artists

The Downtown Development Department of the City of Goldsboro announces a Call to Artists for 2 new mural projects  in downtown Goldsboro – an exterior facade mural and 6 pedestrian crosswalk murals.

These projects are part of an ongoing effort to create a thriving public art environment to enhance Goldsboro’s uniqueness and support downtown’s economic development strategy. Funding made possible by One Main Financial, in partnership with the National Main Street Center.

Statements of interests and qualifications are currently being accepted for both projects.

Mural Submission Deadline: March 14th

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Crosswalk Art Submission Deadline: March 19th

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The “Earth” Without “Art” is Just “Eh.”

Have you found all of the public art pieces downtown? The following 4 sculptures can be found along Center Street. These pieces are selected by a diverse committee of art-minded community members and changed out annually. Don’t like what you see? Don’t worry, a group of fresh pieces will be unveiled each October. 

  • Don

    About the Artist: Jonathan Bowling grew up on a small farm in Kentucky, where the Appalachian Mountains melt into the rolling hills of the Bluegrass. His first sculptural efforts were the simple games of childhood--fieldstone castles, a bridle of hay twine, a driftwood armada. As a teenager in the [...]

  • Humble

    About the Artist: Benton & Sons Fabrication Company “Humble” is a Dilophosaurus which was generally about 27 feet long and weighed 880 pounds.  It is known from fossil remains found in the Kayenta formation of Arizona. This rock formation has been dated to the early Jurassic Period about [...]

  • Skywalker

    About the Artist: Ray Katz My sculpture is abstract. The abstract manipulation of form in space to create visual balance, using rhythm, action and movement, combine to create compositions that convey the implied energy found in my work. The sculptures allude to an evolutionary process that we all [...]

  • Sounds of the Elements

    About the Artist: Hanna Jubran “Sounds of the Elements” is about the concept and effects of music on people. The main form of the sculpture is fabricated from stainless steel and mimics the shape of a musician’s musical fork. The cast bronze dome represents the percussion elements of [...]