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United Arts Council

Wake Murals

Through the Wake Murals program and with the support of the Wake County Government, the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County works with municipalities in Wake County to create new murals that transform public spaces and become visible representations of the thriving arts community in Wake County.

ROLESVILLE
by  Gabriel Eng-Goetz
Completed 2023

United Arts, in partnership with the town of Rolesville and Ting Internet, unveiled three murals in downtown Rolesville by local artist Gabriel Eng-Goetz.

Through a thoughtful blend of community input and personal research, Gabriel’s bold and colorful murals explore Rolesville’s connection to nature, its rich agricultural history, and its tapestry of diverse cultures. The murals include:

Prepare for Take-Off located at Main Street Park features a trio of paper airplanes held in the hands of children symbolizing an inclusive future for Rolesville residents.
Night Moves located at Town Hall features a blooming tobacco plant bathed in moonlight – a crop that helped fuel the local economy for generations.
Pathways at Privette Insurance features an American Beauty Berry branch traversed by a family of ladybugs, inspired by the location‘s proximity to the Greenway.

KNIGHTDALE
by Sarahlaine Calva
Completed 2022
Location: Harper Park, 209 Main Street

The Harper Park Adventures mural embodies Knightdale’s commitment to the values of inclusivity and connectedness. Video of Mural

WENDELL
by Matt Willey
Completed 2020
Location: 20 East Campen Street

The Wendell mural advances the artist’s goal of painting 50,000 bees across the world through his Good of the Hive Project.

APEX
by Max Dowdle
Completed 2020
Location: Apex Public Works, 105 Upchurch St.

The Apex mural welcomes visitors to the town and symbolizes the great people and landscape of Apex.
Video about Mural

WAKE FOREST
by Taylor White
Completed 2019
Location: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks Street

Taylor’s work is figurative, adding a colorful artfulness with vibrant energy and creativity.

GARNER
by Sean Kernick
Completed 2019
Location: Full Bloom Coffee Roasters, 141 West Main Street

An exciting addition to downtown, the mural on the side of Full Bloom Coffee Roasters has already become part of a town tradition for milestone photo ops. Video about Mural

ZEBULON
by Taylor White
Completed 2019
Location: 101 West Vance Street

The Zebulon mural is located downtown and celebrates the rich history and diversity of the community.

FUQUAY-VARINA
by Sean Kernick
Completed 2018
Location: 409 Broad Street

The Fuquay-Varina mural features an impressive welcome to downtown celebrating the civic pride of the community.

United Arts is grateful to the Wake County commissioners for their ongoing support and commitment to the arts that have made these murals possible.

For more information about the Wake Murals, contact Kelly Schrader at [email protected]

PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: (919) 839-1498
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