That mural above, coming soon to DTR
We are a huge fan of Downtown Raleigh murals and think there aren't enough of them, as well as public art in the grid. Despite the few murals that are present in downtown and all of the forgotten painted ads, Raleigh could use a few more. Luckily, a handful of public art projects over the past few years have expanded the color of building facades, namely the L Building Banners, the Shimmer Wall and the lately the BEST (Beautifying Emerging Spaces Together) crew's projects.
The latest BEST project will encompass a full 200 foot elevation of one of the Dillon Supply Company warehouses in the Warehouse District. The crew are looking for some support and help on the project later this week. They will host a fundraising event at Spy Raleigh and need your help. Any financial help allows the group to buy materials and supplies to create the mural. As goes it in the era of crowd sourced projects, there are also incentives for putting money down (including your face on the mural!). Go over the DLA's website for a full description of the project and check out the event Friday night from 6-9pm.