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. 

At the end of the exhibit, the Downtown Garner Association will auction the artwork, with 75% of the profit going to the original artist.  The auction will take place online in late November – more details coming soon!

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

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.