Call to Artists – Request for Proposals

GREENVILLE, NC – The Pitt County Arts Council, in collaboration with the Pitt County Civic Arts Committee, invites visual and graphic artists to create an original design for the Five Points Archway Public Art Project. Artists with a connection to Greenville, Pitt County, eastern North Carolina, and/or ECU are encouraged to apply.

The Pitt County Arts Council seeks to commission images to be included in a public art project in Greenville, NC.  Imagery should reflect the city’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment.  Any subject matter and design can be proposed, but an emphasis on community, innovation, and/or culture is encouraged.

All materials must be submitted online, via  The selected artist will create an original design that will be reproduced on large vinyl banners measuring 120 x 204 inches and installed in five archways on the side of Starlight Café located at 104 W. 5th Street in Greenville, NC.  The archways face Five Points Plaza, a parking area that is converted to an events location for popular community events.

The selected artist will be compensated a total of $2,000 for the following: 1) time required to make any requested changes to the design, 2) submission a high-resolution digital image of the final design, 3) purchase of final design.  After final submission, the Arts Council will contract with a professional sign company to print and install the vinyl panels at the Arts Council’s cost.

Applications due: July 1, 2024
Selection of Artist: August 1, 2024
Installation: End of October 2024

All necessary information can be found online at under Artists and Artist Opportunities.  For questions, contact Holly Garriott, executive director of the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge at or (252) 551-6947.

About Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge
The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Pitt County by promoting artists and arts organizations, educating through the arts, and making the arts accessible to the entire community.  The Pitt County Arts Council is located at Emerge Gallery & Arts Center in the Downtown District of Greenville, NC.  For more information visit Emerge is located at 404 Evans Street in Downtown Greenville.


Contact Info:
Holly Garriott, Executive Director
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge
(252) 551-6947

The Archway Mural Project is a privately funded public arts project administered by the Pitt County Arts Council. Photo courtesy of Aaron Hines - City of Greenville.