Council Approves New Sculptures For Downtown

"Bluebird" is one of the sculptures being considered by Goldsboro's Public Art Steering Committee

Council Approves New Sculptures For Downtown

In an annual affair, Downtown Goldsboro will welcome a new round of public art.

Nine sculptures were selected by the Public Art Steering Committee for the downtown Center Street area this year.

However, the Goldsboro City Council approved 15 pieces just in case any of the recommended sculptures have already been sold.

Octavius Murphy, Assistant to the City Manager, presented the new artwork at the last Goldsboro City Council meeting.

Murphy says the budget for the public art displays is $20,000 and the city pays $5,000 for a consultant on the artwork.

Councilman Gene Aycock praised this year’s selections.

Every year, the city swaps out the downtown sculptures.

The city was able increase the number of public sculptures to nine this year due to the completion of the Center Street Streetscape Project from Spruce to Elm Street.

The new public art is expected to be installed in Downtown Goldsboro in October.


The nine new sculptures selected for Downtown Goldsboro