Art is the Heart of our Downtown

Downtown is the destination for the arts in Garner.  Stunning murals, community produced public art, and outstanding performances by renowned artists are just the beginning of what’s available in Downtown Garner.

20+ Public Works of Art

Now on Display through November 2021

Garner Art Around Town  is a community driven public art project that uses painting to illustrate community and natural beauty and bring joy, healing, and civic engagement.

This year’s exhibit will feature 23 canvases painted by artists from Garner and Raleigh on display from mid August through November.  The artwork is displayed outdoors in Downtown Garner and at select park locations for 24/7 viewing on a walkable loop.

The Garner Art Around Town public art exhibit wraps up in December, culminating in an online auction – take advantage of this opportunity to place your bid and own a local piece of art. Interested bidders can view item listings before the auction goes live and place their bids starting at 12pm on Friday, November 26th. Bidding ends at 8pm on Friday, December 3rd.

online AUCTION DETAILS

Interested bidders can view item listings before the auction goes live and place their bids starting at 12pm on Friday, November 26th. Bidding ends at 8pm on Friday, December 3rd.

Artists will receive 75% of the highest bid on their artwork. The remainder of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Garner Association and their public art efforts. Minimum bid for each painting will start at $200.

AUCTION KICKOFF EVENT – NOVEMBER 26

Join us at the Garner Night Market on November 26 from 5-9pm for our Auction Kickoff! Artists from the exhibit will be on hand at the Downtown Garner tent to talk with the community about their artwork and experience participating in Art Around Town.  Stop by and view the art that will be available before you place your bid!

ARTIST RECEPTION – DECEMBER 1

The Downtown Garner Association is hosting an Artist Reception to celebrate those who participated in the Art Around Town exhibit and promote the online auction of their artwork.

Join us Wednesday, December 1 from 6-8pm on the stage at the Garner Performing Arts Center! The evening will kick off with a short program and artists will have an opportunity to speak about the inspiration and work behind their pieces. This event is open the public.

Learn more about this year’s artwork.
scroll down and click on the images below to visit each artist’s info page.

Special Thanks to

Our Presenting Sponsor

Downtown projects like Art Around Town are made possible with the generous financial support of local businesses like Hometowne Realty – Garner!

Exhibit Locations

Garner Art Around Town takes place on the two-mile walking loop on Main Street and Garner Rd in historic Downtown Garner, with a short detour to Lake Benson and White Deer Parks.

You can walk the full downtown loop to view 18 artworks, or drive to each grouping (free parking is available at each area).  On Main Street, paintings are located at the Garner Rec Center, the Garner History Museum at the Depot, and Garner Volunteer Fire Station #1.  On Garner Road, paintings are located at the Garner Performing Arts Center, the Garner Senior Center, and Garner Rec Park.

At the parks, paintings are located outside the White Deer Nature Center and on the Lake Benson walking path crosswalk closest to the entrance.

Learn More from a few of our artists