Public Art in DTR
While out for First Friday, enjoy the incredible art outside on walls, sidewalks and even utility boxes. Use our interactive public art map to create your own self-guided tour. If you want to make an evening of it, download and print our family-friendly public art scavenger hunt forms!
Download the Moore Square District scavenger hunt here.
Download the Warehouse District scavenger hunt here.
First Friday Murals
DRA worked with four local artists in fall 2020 to create murals that would bring pops of color to downtown’s districts, include fun interactive and Instagrammable elements, and promote First Friday. Each mural has a sign with a QR code for you to learn more about First Friday. Learn about the murals and artists below.
Kalee Calhoun at 400 W Martin St
Kalee Calhoun was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. Her artwork celebrates a family exploring the neighborhood’s history, community, and local shops during a First Friday outing. Learn about Kalee here.
Moore Square District
Derrick Beasley at 201 E Davie St
Derrick Beasley is a visual artist and cultural organizer from Durham, NC. His educational background is in public policy and his professional background is in community organizing and higher education. This piece is a part of the Black (W)holes collection. Learn about Derrick here.
Person Street District
Raquel Assanoua at 719 N Person St
Raquel Assanoua is a multimedia artist from Miami, FL now living in Raleigh. She created her First Friday mural using only digital painting techniques to convey the beauty and tranquility of diversity we are privileged to experience. Read more about Raquel.
Glenwood South District
Sarahlaine Calva at 510 Glenwood Ave
Sarahlaine Calva is a self-taught artist based in Raleigh, NC. She speaks through acrylics, spray paint, and graphic design. Sarah’s piece includes four interactive features and iconic buildings located in Glenwood South. See more about Sarah here.