Call Detail
Five Points Archway Public Art Project
Entry Deadline: 8/28/21
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 9
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina

Five Points Archway Public Art Project
Applications Due: August 28, 2021

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

The Pitt County Arts Council seeks to commission works of art that advance public understanding of visual art and enhance the quality of public places by selecting a qualified artist who can innovatively and thoughtfully design within the context of this project. The public art in Greenville, NC should reflect our city’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment.

Artists will create an original design that will be reproduced on large vinyl banners measuring 120 x 204 inches and installed in five archways on the side of Starlight Café located at 104 W. 5th Street in Greenville, NC. The archways face Five 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 three years, and then rotated thereafter, as funding permits.

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

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

The selected original designs will be reproduced on five 120 x 204 inch 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 inch 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, August 28, 2021.

A downloadable PDF template is available above under the "View Site Details" or artists can see the current design at Google Earth at 104 W. Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858, and create their own template.

Applications due: August 28, 2021
Selection of Artist: September 10, 2021
Installation: End of October 2021

All necessary information and files must be submitted and uploaded online at

: no more than three pages, including contact information
Artwork Description: one page describing your design and concept
Submission Design: 
A PDF, JPG, or TIFF file at 72dpi minimum to utilizing the template or a self-created template showing the five panels in the archways.

2. Five individual PDF, JPG, or TIFF files at 72dpi minimum showing each of the five panels individually. This should be to no larger than 8.5 X 11 inches. (Upon acceptance of the final design, the artist will be required to submit a full-size vector-based file of each panel. Information about the files required for the design is below. Failure to provide the required files will negate any financial transactions.)

The panels are 120 inches tall x 204 inches wide. If providing raster images, 150dpi-300dpi at full size should work for printing. Vector is preferred over raster but will depend on the final design. A vector file created from a digital drawing program is preferred.  

The frame is about 4 inches all around. The background can bleed to edge, but any critical pieces need to stay inside so they are not covered by the frame.

For questions, contact Holly Garriott, Executive Director of the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, at (252) 551-6947 or

The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Pitt County by promoting artists and arts organizations, educating through the arts, and making the arts accessible to the entire community. The Pitt County Arts Council is located at Emerge Gallery & Arts Center in the Uptown District of Greenville, NC. For more information visit

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