Archway Mural


Photo Credit: Phillip Bryant

Project Description


Call to artists: August 2018 – September 29, 2018
Applications due: September 29, 2018
Selection of Artist: October 12, 2018
Installation: End of October 2018

The Pitt County Arts Council, in collaboration with the Civic Arts Committee and the City of Greenville, NC, invites visual/graphic artists located nationwide to create an original design for the 5 Points Archway Public Art Project. The design should have an emphasis on community, innovation, and/or culture.

Artists will create an original design that will be reproduced on large vinyl banners measuring 120 x 204 inches and installed in 5 archways on the side of Starlight Café located at 104 W. Fifth Street in Greenville, NC. The archways face 5 Points Plaza, a parking area that is converted to an events location for popular events such as Freeboot Fridays, Umbrella Market, and PirateFest.

One artist will be chosen and will receive a $2,000 honorarium and the opportunity to have their artwork reproduced on the five banners.

The banners will be on display for 3 years, and then rotated thereafter, as funding permits.

The Civic Arts Committee from the Pitt County Arts Council will manage the application and review process and will coordinate the selection panel.


Eligibility is open to visual/graphic artists 18 years or older.


The selected original designs will be reproduced on five 120” x 204” banners. Any subject matter and design can be proposed, but an emphasis on community, innovation, and/or culture is encouraged.

Each artist may only submit one application with five 120” x 204” designs. This can be one cohesive design broken up into five rectangles, or five different scenes. A low-resolution design of all five panels is required for the proposal. However, the chosen artist will need to supply a high resolution, actual size, vector based file upon acceptance. All materials must be received no later than Saturday, September 29, 2018, by 4:00pm, or postmarked by this date.

Click Here for downloadable PDF template or artists can see the current design at Google Earth at 104 W. Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858, and create their own template.

Click Here to download the full Request for Proposal, including requirements for submitting.