Academy Street Artwork Projects (ASAP)

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ASAP (Academy Street Artwork Projects) is a public art initiative to enhance the identity and image of downtown Cary as a civic and cultural destination for residents, visitors and businesses while preserving and enlivening Cary’s senses of place. “Music, Dance and Poetry” was selected as the 2018-2019 theme for the temporary streetscape artwork to reflect Cary’s unique relationship to its most precious resource- the arts. A procession of temporary artworks along Academy Street are designed to encourage walking tours of the downtown cultural destination. Download the digital brochure.

ASAP Opening Reception and Tours: Meet the Artists!

June 8 | 6-8 p.m. | Cary Arts Center

Join us for a FREE opening art reception and tours led by local teen docents*. Learn more about the unique pieces that have enlivened Downtown Cary! Meet the creators behind the work at an artists recognition ceremony at 6:15 followed by a guided tour of the installments along Academy Street. Enjoy food, conversation, and a pleasant walk downtown. Hosted by Cary Visual Art

The following is a list of the artists and their artworks that will be exhibited:

Helen Lessick | “The Arbor Anime (Dance of the Trees)”
Jim Gallucci | “Oak Leaf Shade Bench”
Ray Katz | “Geometric Construction”
Jacob Burmood | “Depth of Form”
Adam Walls | “Memory Bomb”
Hanna Jubran | “Celestial Motion”

Take a selfie with a sculpture for the chance to win a prize!

To promote the ASAP sculpture exhibition, the Town of Cary and CVA will be holding a "Selfie with a Sculpture" campaign from June 8-July 20. Tag #CaryNC and #CaryASAP when you take a selfie with a sculpture that has the logo pictured below to be entered into a drawing for local giveaways! 

selfie2 Logo created by Cary High School student Chris Bartoldus.

*Monthly Tours Led by Teen Docents on Final Fridays

In addition to monthly Cary Art Loop Final Friday events we have added walking tours of the ASAP temporary public art lead by local high school students. 

Tours begin at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Meet your knowledgeable teen docents at the front steps of the Cary Arts Center and they will take you on a tour of the sculptures on display, offering insights about the art and background about the artists' who created the works.

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For more information, (919) 469-4061