Downtown Art

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

Love art? Join our diverse committee of art-minded community members and have a front row seat to the annual public art selection. Click here to apply.

Explore the 2018-2019 public art pieces below. Learn more about the artists behind each sculpture and how the community can rent or purchase their favorites. Don’t like what you see? Don’t worry! A new set of sculptures will be unveiled in October. 

  • Illiana

    About the Artist: Joni Younkins-Herzog is a sculptor and a former sculpture professor with a Masters of Fine Arts from Indiana University. She exhibits her work throughout the United States and abroad in Italy, Columbia, Peru, Poland, and Ghana, Africa.  Joni loves materials.  Each medium she works [...]

  • For No Apparent Reason

    About the Artist: Paul Hill studied graphic design at Kent State University.  After college, he pursued a career in graphic design and commercial illustration. He picked up a piece of flat stainless steel that he fashioned into a riveted angel for his wife. Encouraged by winning the Queen’s [...]

  • Universal Inseparability

    About the Artist: Ben Pierce lives and works in rural Southeast Missouri, where he was born. Raised on traditional values, honesty and hard work, Ben learned to work with his hands.  Later, Pierce served 4 years in the military, a place that reinforced the idea of sacrifice [...]

  • Popsicles

    About the Artist: Craig Gray In the past five years, Craig has shared the story of sculpture with over fifty communities in twenty-one states across America. His life is a balance of family and art with his wife Angela, and their four children on their island home [...]

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. 


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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Call to Artists

The Downtown Development Department of the City of Goldsboro announces a Call to Artists for 4 outdoor sculpture pieces in downtown Goldsboro – 2 large roundabout-scale sculptures, 1 large piece that fits a 6×6 concrete pad and a smaller-scale piece for a median.

Application Deadline: July 13, 2018

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