Downtown Statesville, NC – On Friday morning, the art wall, dubbed Cooper Street Art Gallery, had new art installed in Downtown Statesville.
Downtown Statesville Development Corporation’s Design Committee first installed this gallery in October of 2018 in an effort to provide more public art in downtown. The images are changed every year, and are chosen from public submissions. After a call for art submissions earlier in the Summer, the committee received many impressive pieces to choose from. The art was printed on mesh banner material and now hangs on the existing support structure that covers the wall on the side of Nu-Way Shoes. The images that have been installed for this first round include:
Summer Day Camp
Kali Moore, photographer
Statesville Recreation & Parks Department
Chewie and Penny (Two furry and fabulous Statesville residents)
Oil on canvas
Oil on canvas
Fort Dobbs - Bringing the Past Alive
Julie-Ann Mold, Photographer
“The Burner” taken at the Carolina BalloonFest
Bill Leach, photographer
American Legion parade, 1934.
Even in the depth of the Great Depression, we took time to celebrate.
RM. Rickert, Sr., photographer
Statesville Historical Collection
Conjoined Gerbera Daisy
Wendy Bailey, photographer
“The DSDC Board of Director’s understands the importance of public art in downtown and is thrilled to be able to provide this installation for the community to enjoy again this year!” said Marin Tomlin, Executive Director of Downtown Statesville Development Corporation. “We were able to increase from the number of featured pieces from five up to nine.”