In 2015, the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge received to launch this public art program with grant funding from the West Memorial Fund. This project was a $30,000 project. A request for proposals at the national level was released for artists to apply to have their artwork chosen to be reproduced and on display on the facade of Starlight Cafe across from Five Points Plaza, a parking lot and event site for many Uptown Greenville events.
A new request for proposals will go out every two years and a new artwork will be chosen. The first artwork to be chosen was “Hurry” by illustrator and ECU alumn, Alice Holleman.
T-shirts with the illustration on them are on sale at our gallery for a limited time only. The cost is $15 per shirt. Youth and adult sizes are available.
Location AddressStarlight Cafe, 104 W. Fifth Street in Uptown Greenville.
This project was made possible by:
The West Memorial Fund
The Family of Walter Lee Patrick
The City of Greenville
Starlight Cafe and the Boutilier Family
Terry Ramos and Team Lighting Greenville
The Civic Arts Committee
The Pitt County Arts Council Board of Directors