Current Public Art Projects

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Durham Mixed-Use Parking Garage

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Location: Morgan Street

Artists: Blane de St Croix, Samuel Brissette, Lara Kauffman

Expected Delivery: January 2019

Description: The City is building a new, mixed parking garage to meet growing demand in downtown Durham. A large-scale public art installation at the north-east corner of the garage will serve as a gateway into downtown. 

Durham Police Headquarters

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Location: Main Street

Artists: Norman Lee and Shane Albritton

Expected Delivery: January 2019

Description: The new Durham Police Headquarters Complex has been purpose-built to accommodate the current and future space, technology, and equipment needs of the City’s Police and Emergency Communications Departments. As part of the public engagement process associated with the planning and development of the new facility, multiple design goals were established, including but not limited to, increasing connectivity between downtown and east Durham, activating Ramseur and Main Streets, and incorporating public art in the project. The Headquarters has intentionally been designed in such a way that there are multiple opportunities for public art and placemaking.

Liberty Art Wall at Durham Central Park

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Location: Durham Central Park

Artists: Jennifer Hiser and Noa Younse

Expected Delivery: September 2018

Description: Falling within the Durham Smart Corridor, the site of the art wall is a newly constructed brick wall that forms the northeastern boundary of the park and encloses the neighboring Liberty Warehouse Apartments. The developer provided a $25,000 donation to the city to develop a public art project along the Liberty Art Wall. Durham Central Park, Inc. donated matching funds of $25,000 to further support the development of a public art installation at this site.

West Ellerbee Creek Trail Pedestrian Tunnel

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Location: West Ellerbee Creek Trail

Artists: Dare Coulter and Jonathan Massulo

Expected Delivery: April 2018

Description: 

The West Ellerbee Creek Trail Phase II is a two-directional multi-use greenway trailproject connecting Phase I of the West Ellerbee Creek Trail that terminates atGuess Road to the North/South Greenway on Stadium Drive. The new one-mile extensionfollows West Ellerbee Creek and connects residents to WestoverPark, shopping on the North Pointe Drive, residential communities, and Durham'sexisting trail network. This one-mile extension provides permanent accessto a pedestrian tunnel under the I-85. 

Black Wall Street Gardens

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Location: 102 West Main Street

Artists: TBD

Expected Delivery: Spring 2018

Description:

The Fence 2018

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Location: Orange Street Mall

Artists: Various artists from around the world

Expected Delivery: August 2018

Description: Largest outdoor photography exhibit in the country.

Neighborhood Park Murals: Garrett Road Park

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Location: Garret Road Park

Artist: Jermaine Powell

Expected Delivery: September 2018

Description: The upcoming park murals, expected to be complete later thissummer, mark the second iteration of the Neighborhood Park Mural Project. Inthe spring of 2017, Durham artists Julia Gartrell and Julienne Alexandercreated a mural at Southern Boundaries Park as part of the project’s pilotinitiative. In addition to supplementing the diversity of the City’s growingpublic art collection and supporting the facilities available at City parks,the Neighborhood Park Mural Project aims to engage local artists in thecreation of murals that celebrate the culture and history of Durham’s neighborhoods.


Neighborhood Park Murals: Solite Park

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Location: Solite Park

Artist: Cornelio Campos

Expected Delivery: September 2018

Description: The upcoming park murals, expected to be complete later thissummer, mark the second iteration of the Neighborhood Park Mural Project. Inthe spring of 2017, Durham artists Julia Gartrell and Julienne Alexandercreated a mural at Southern Boundaries Park as part of the project’s pilotinitiative. In addition to supplementing the diversity of the City’s growingpublic art collection and supporting the facilities available at City parks,the Neighborhood Park Mural Project aims to engage local artists in thecreation of murals that celebrate the culture and history of Durham’s neighborhoods.


Neighborhood Park Murals: East End Park

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Location: East End Park

Artist: Saralaine Calva

Expected Delivery: August 2018

Description: The upcoming park murals, expected to be complete later thissummer, mark the second iteration of the Neighborhood Park Mural Project. Inthe spring of 2017, Durham artists Julia Gartrell and Julienne Alexandercreated a mural at Southern Boundaries Park as part of the project’s pilotinitiative. In addition to supplementing the diversity of the City’s growingpublic art collection and supporting the facilities available at City parks,the Neighborhood Park Mural Project aims to engage local artists in thecreation of murals that celebrate the culture and history of Durham’s neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Park Murals: Sherwood Park

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Location: Sherwood Park

Artist: Will Dove

Expected Delivery: September 2018

Description: The upcoming park murals, expected to be complete later thissummer, mark the second iteration of the Neighborhood Park Mural Project. Inthe spring of 2017, Durham artists Julia Gartrell and Julienne Alexandercreated a mural at Southern Boundaries Park as part of the project’s pilotinitiative. In addition to supplementing the diversity of the City’s growingpublic art collection and supporting the facilities available at City parks,the Neighborhood Park Mural Project aims to engage local artists in thecreation of murals that celebrate the culture and history of Durham’s neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Park Murals: Whippoorwill Park

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Location: Whippoorwill Park

Artist: Dare Coulter

Expected Delivery: September 2018

Description: The upcoming park murals, expected to be complete later thissummer, mark the second iteration of the Neighborhood Park Mural Project. Inthe spring of 2017, Durham artists Julia Gartrell and Julienne Alexandercreated a mural at Southern Boundaries Park as part of the project’s pilotinitiative. In addition to supplementing the diversity of the City’s growingpublic art collection and supporting the facilities available at City parks,the Neighborhood Park Mural Project aims to engage local artists in thecreation of murals that celebrate the culture and history of Durham’s neighborhoods.

Traffic Box Art Project

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Location: Murray Street at NC Life and Science Building

Artist: Daniel LeClaire

Expected Delivery: June 2018

Description: The upcoming park murals, expected to be complete later thissummer, mark the second iteration of the Neighborhood Park Mural Project. Inthe spring of 2017, Durham artists Julia Gartrell and Julienne Alexandercreated a mural at Southern Boundaries Park as part of the project’s pilotinitiative. In addition to supplementing the diversity of the City’s growingpublic art collection and supporting the facilities available at City parks,the Neighborhood Park Mural Project aims to engage local artists in thecreation of murals that celebrate the culture and history of Durham’s neighborhoods.