About Raleigh Public Art

Mission: To create and integrate diverse artworks into Raleigh's landscape in order to establish a vibrant visual environment that provides public places with civic distinction, as well as fostering meaningful connections between people and place.

History: In 2009, the City of Raleigh adopted ordinances creating the Percent Art Program. The program allocates 1% of funds from capital construction projects for public art. Public art associated with City of Raleigh construction projects is managed by the Raleigh Arts Office. More information about Raleigh Arts can be found at https://raleighnc.gov/raleigh-arts  

The Poole Road and Barwell Road Art Projects is funded by the 2017 Transportation Bond. Capital Improvement Projects that meet the Percent for Art Ordinance standards, such as these, are eligible to use 1% of construction funding for Public Art. Inclusion of aesthetics and artwork is an investment in our communities, with a focus toward community identity and equity in quality of life. Communities gain cultural, social, and economic value through public art.

About the Artists

Two public artists have been selected to create works:

Artist Jeanine Centuori and Russell Rock, of Urban Rock Design will be creating artwork along Barwell Road. You can find more about them at https://urbanrockdesign.com/

Artist Sharon Dowell will be creating artwork along Poole Road. You can find more about her at http://sharondowell.com/

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Where would you be interested in seeing artwork along the roadways? Select all that apply.

Bus Stops
67%
Near Crosswalks
67%
Entrance to Parks / Schools
63%
Alongside the roadway
63%
Intersections
58%
Other
2%
I prefer no investment in my neighborhood. Please use this public art allocation in another community.
0%
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Barwell Road:

The City is widening Barwell Road from Rock Quarry Road to Berkeley Lake Road. The Barwell Road Project will add turn lanes, sidewalks, and bike lanes on Barwell Road. The corridor includes residential homes and a well loved public space consisting of the Barwell Road Elementary School, City of Raleigh Firestation and Barwell Community Center complex.

On the map below, mark up to three locations you feel would be good spots for public art.

You can click to add a point and include a comment. You can also click beginning and end points to add a line and include a comment. Please feel free to share your thoughts on others’ points, lines and comments as well. Click on the gear icon to the left of the map to switch between map and satellite views.

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Barwell Road:
How do you plan to travel on Barwell road once the multi-use path and sidewalks are added? Select all that apply.

Driving
87%
Walking
58%
Biking
52%
Bus / Public Transit
10%
Other
3%
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Barwell Road:
Where do you spend the most time on Barwell Road?

Home
53%
Shopping Center (at Rock Quarry and Barwell)
40%
Barwell Park
23%
Barwell Community Center
23%
Barwell Road Elementary
10%
Other
7%
Church
0%
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What do you most associate with living near or visiting the Barwell Road area?

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Poole Road:

The Poole roadway widening stretches from Maybrook Drive to the Neuse River. The design calls for widening Poole to a four-lane complete street with a median, sidewalks, and bicycle facilities.

On the map below, mark up to three locations you feel would be good spots for public art.

You can click to add a point and include a comment. You can also click beginning and end points to add a line and include a comment. Please feel free to share your thoughts on others’ points, lines and comments as well. Click on the gear icon to the left of the map to switch between map and satellite views.

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Poole Road:
How do you plan to travel on Poole road once the multi-use path and sidewalks are added? Select all that apply.

Driving
87%
Biking
45%
Walking
42%
Bus / Public Transit
3%
Other
3%
Closed to responses | 31 Responses

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Poole Road:
Where do you spend the most time on Poole Road? Select all that apply.

Home
60%
Greenway Trail
56%
River
44%
Other
20%
Corner Store
16%
Church
0%
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What do you most associate with living near or visiting the Poole Road area?

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Public artists work in many ways, with a wide range of approaches and artistic media. To inform how an artist might approach creating artwork for these streetscapes, what do you think would be helpful to know about life and culture in Southeast Raleigh? Please share any additional information you think the artists may want to know about this part of town.

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What themes do you associate with the Barwell Road and/or Poole Road area?

Natural spaces
79%
Neighborhoods
79%
Abundant wild flora and fauna
38%
Proximity to Downtown
34%
Other
7%
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What adjectives or words come to mind when you think of this neighborhood? Examples: trees, nature, the river, community, etc

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You are our neighbor and a stakeholder in this project! If you would like us to reach out to you about future meetings and for additional feedback, you can type your email or phone number below:

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What is your zipcode?

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Thank you for your input!

Your comments are important and will help the public artists understand what residents value and want to see along Barwell and Poole roads.

 

If you have questions about the project, or would like a project team member to meet with you or a group you represent, please contact Public Art Director Kelly McChesney at (919) 996-5657 or [email protected]

Visit the project websites at https://raleighnc.gov/SupportPages/public-art-active-projects#paragraph--278086 for more information.