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.

Check out the newest art on Academy Street!

Next time you're in downtown Cary, take a walk down Academy Street and look out for the newest installment of sculptures for the "Music, Dance, and Poetry" procession. Join us for a FREE tour* led by local teen docents, happening every final Friday of the month, to learn more about the unique pieces that have enlivened Downtown Cary!

The following is a list of the artists and their artworks on view:

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”

Want to find out more about the artwork? Check out the excerpt below on Helen Lessick's "Arbor Anime":

Excerpt designed by Terry McGlone

*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 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.

Tours run through October 2018 and will pick up again in April of 2019.

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Selfie with a Sculpture

 "Selfie with a Sculpture" was a campaign in collaboration with CVA that ran from June 8 to July 20 in an effort to promote the sculpture exhibition. The image pictured below was the logo used during the campaign and was designed by Cary High School student Chris Bartoldus.


For more information, call (919) 469-4061.