Public Art Commission

Public Art CommissionThe Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is a ten-member board appointed by the Winston-Salem City Council and the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. The Commission is a working organization that employs the skills, talents, and networks of its members to create public art throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Members have professional arts backgrounds, grant writing experience, and are community leaders.

Mission Statement

To cultivate innovative, dynamic, and engaging public art that will illuminate the perspectives, relationships, and narratives of our community.

Artist Opportunities

Restored Memory Wall of Peace and Love UnveilingRestored Memory Wall of Peace and Love Unveiling

City residents are invited to join in celebrating the restoration of the Memory Wall of Peace and Love at an unveiling ceremony at noon on Monday, Aug. 2, at the wall’s location on Trade Street behind the Clark Campbell Transportation Center. A team of artists recently restored the wall by cleaning it, replacing missing elements, and rebuilding sculptures that had broken off or been damaged. Artist Gregory Warmack, aka Mr. Imagination, created the wall in 1999 by covering most of the wall’s surface with cement and embedding hundreds of objects, keepsakes, and artifacts donated by local citizens. The restoration was funded by the City of Winston-Salem and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. The restoration team -- David Brown, Aaron Gibbons, Derrick Monk, and Duncan Lewis -- will also be at the Memory Wall to discuss their project during Gallery Hop, Friday, Aug. 6, from 8 to 9 p.m.

Public Art Plan

Read Public Art 2020-2030, the Public Art Commission's plan for this decade. The plan, which has been adopted by Winston-Salem City Council and Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, sets out a vision and goals to achieve, identifies where public art should be located, and recommends project ideas.

Public Art Project Application

Share your public art project ideas with the Public Art Commission.

Public Art Project Application - Fillable (PDF)

Meetings

The Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Stuart Municipal Building, 100 E. First Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Public Art Commission Roster (PDF)

Agendas and Minutes

Current PAC meeting agenda (PDF)

The Public Art Commission monthly meeting will be held virtually. If you would like to listen to the meeting please contact Kelly Bennett by calling (336) 747-7062 or emailing kellyb@cityofws.org.

PAC meeting agendas and minutes 2016-present

Resources

Annotated Public Art Resource List for Artists (PDF)

Public Art Commission Handbook (PDF)