Downtown Art

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. 

Share your input now on potential selections for 2017-2018. 

  • Mates


    About the Artist: Megan Bachant "Mates" is a testament to how our own incompleteness allows us to connect with others. The negative space on one figure complements an extrusion on the other. Where one may fall short, the other is there to help. Our differences allow us to help [...]

  • 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

    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 [...]

Public Art Sale

Purchase your own masterpiece!

Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of public art from downtown Goldsboro! Between now and October 5th, you can arrange to purchase any of these great art pieces of public art currently located downtown. Sounds of the Elements- $45,000, Skywalker- $25,000, Mates- $1,700, and Humble the Dino- $64,000. Contact the DGDC at (919) 735-4959 or if you are interested!