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Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaborative launches two large-scale art projects in Downtown Raleigh

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The Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaborative launches two large-scale art projects in Downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC (December 6, 2019) – The Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaborative (GSNC), a group made up of residents, business owners, and community groups working together to maximize the vitality and appeal of Glenwood South to residents and visitors alike, announces the launch of two largescale art projects in Downtown Raleigh. The first is a video art projection on the wall of The Gramercy Apartments (650 W North St.) along Glenwood Avenue. The nightly projection art came about as part of a partnership between GSNC, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Hibernian Hospitality Group, Blue Ridge Realty, Inc., Matt Kenner, and Duncan-Parnell in order to create a forum for displaying a wide variety of video art.

GSNC plans to activate and involve the community as a whole in the project by featuring local artists on First Fridays and throughout each month. This along with the projection has further proven again Glenwood South’s reputation as an art-filled community and affirmed its belief that art should be accessible to everyone.

“We feel that art is not only a way to connect people, but to create beauty where we’re at and, if we can, serve the needs of our neighbors,” said Cindy Bolden, GSNC Board Member.

Beyond Glenwood South, GSNC members have knitted scarves to wrap a Community Holiday Tree as part of the State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony at Capitol Square on Thursday, December 12. GSNC Board Members will appear with Gov. Roy Cooper to highlight the commitment to community-based public art. In January, the scarves will be taken down, washed, and distributed to those in need. This is the latest in years of projects aimed at giving back to the community through art and creation. 

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The DRA facilitates this mission through five goals: 1) Building a culture of authentic engagement and inclusion with Downtown’s diverse community; 2) Fostering a thriving and diverse storefront economy; 3) Facilitating strategic partnerships to produce positive, balanced activations across Downtown; 4) Improving physical connectivity and accessibility within and around Downtown; 5) Positioning the DRA as reliable, responsive, representative, and mission-directed.