Archway Mural


Photo Credit: Phillip Bryant

Applications Due: July, 1, 2024

Project Description

The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, in collaboration with the Pitt County Civic Arts Committee, invites visual and graphic artists to create an original design for the Five Points Archway Public Art Project. Artists with a connection to Greenville, Pitt County, eastern NC, and/or ECU are encouraged to apply.

The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge seeks to commission images to be included in a public art project in Greenville, NC. Imagery should reflect the city’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment. Any subject matter and design can be proposed, but an emphasis on community, innovation, and/or culture is encouraged.

The selected artist 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 community events.

The selected artist will be compensated a total of $2,000 for the following: 1) time required to make any requested changes to the design, 2) submission a high-resolution digital image of the final design, 3) purchase of final design. After final submission, the Arts Council will contract with a professional sign company to print and install the vinyl panels at the Arts Council’s cost.

The banners will be on display for three years, and then rotated thereafter with a new design.

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


Eligibility is open to visual and graphic artists 18 years or older. Artists with a connection to Greenville, Pitt County, eastern NC, and/or ECU are encouraged to apply.


A downloadable PDF template is available at: pittcountyarts.org/artist/artist- opportunities/archway-mural 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 archway template!

Applications due July 1, 2024.

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