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File #: [21-0820]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 10/1/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 10/27/2021 Final action: 10/27/2021
Title: Adopt a Local Resolution to Support the Installation of Art in the North Carolina Department of Transportation Right-of-way.
Attachments: 1. Adopt-a-Block Artistic Signal Box Plan, 2. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2021 ADOPT-A-BLOCK ARTISTIC SIGNAL BOX PLAN AND REQUESTING THAT THE TOWN MANAGER ASK THE NCDOT RIGHT-OF-WAY ART COMMITTEE TO APPROVE THE INSTALLATION OF ART ON DESIGNATED DOWNTOWN SIGNAL BOXES (2021-10-27/R-9)


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Adopt a Local Resolution to Support the Installation of Art in the North Carolina Department of Transportation Right-of-way.
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Staff:
Department:
Susan Brown, Executive Director
Community Arts & Culture
Steve Wright, Public Art Coordinator


Overview: A team of Town staff have engaged with staff from UNC (specifically Facilities Services, Innovate Carolina, Arts Everywhere), the Downtown Partnership, and community member Doug Rothwell to develop an Adopt-a-Block program that will improve the cultural and aesthetic experience of downtown spaces. Approval of the Adopt-a-Block program's Artistic Signal Box Plan will allow five diverse local artists selected by Arts Everywhere and Community Arts & Culture to create temporary artworks on five downtown signal boxes located in the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) right-of-way. NCDOT must approve any Art installations in the right-of-way. NCDOT furthermore requires receipt of a local resolution in support of the installation of Art in the right-of-way.



Recommendation(s):
That Council adopt the resolution to adopt the 2021 Adopt-A-Block Artistic Signal Box Plan and request the Town Manager to ask the NCDOT Right-of-Way Art Committee to approve the installation of Art on designated downtown signal boxes.



Attachments:

* Resolution

* Adopt-a-Block Artistic Signal Box Plan























A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2021 ADOPT-A-BLOCK ARTISTIC SIGNAL BOX PLAN AND REQUESTING THAT THE TOWN MANAGER ASK THE NCDOT RIGHT-OF-WAY ART COMMITTEE TO APPROVE THE INSTALLATION OF ART ON DESIGNATED DOWNTOWN SIGNAL BOXES (2021-10-27/R-9)

WHEREAS, Chapel Hill recognizes community arts and culture as important factors in developing Chapel Hill as "A Place for Everyone" and creating "Good Places and New Spaces;" and

WHEREAS, the Council's Strategic Goal of a Vibrant & Inclusive Community endeavors to increase public art in both public and private spaces; and

WHEREAS, UNC-Chapel Hill Arts E...

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