The Liberty Warehouse Wall at Durham Central Park will soon have new interactive public art on display and the Durham community is invited to the early November opening ceremony.
Hosted by the City of Durham and Durham Central Park, the opening ceremony will take place on the east side of park, which is located at 501 Foster St, on Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m. At this event, community members will have the opportunity to meet the artist collective behind the mural, Pixel Patch Creative, and create pixel murals of their own. The Opening Ceremony will take place alongside the Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo, and marks the second major public art installation along the Durham SmART corridor.
The public art installation, titled A Story Goes On, was created to facilitate an interactive, engaging artistic experience in the heart of downtown Durham in which visitors are encouraged to create murals using moveable pixel blocks. To celebrate the region’s incredible artistic legacy, The Story Goes On, provides space for emerging creative visions and pays particular tribute to local visionaries and thought leaders who have used their craft to advance social change.
Durham Central Park, Inc., Liberty Warehouse Apartments, and the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development, General Services Department, Durham Parks and Recreation, Public Art Committee, and the Artist Selection Committee selected Pixel Patch Creative as the artist team to design and install public art for the Liberty Warehouse Wall. This selection followed a participatory review process of 104 artist applications from across the United States responding to a national call for qualifications released in September 2017.
For more information about this public art installation or its opening ceremony, contact Special Projects Manager Stacey Poston with the City’s General Services Development at (919) 560-4197, ext. 21254.