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PWC Public Works Exhibit celebrates artwork BY our community, FOR our community

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

[Fayetteville, North Carolina] – The highly anticipated, community-wide visual art exhibit returns to The Arts Center for its 18th year. Join the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County (Arts Council) in our celebration of artwork produced BY our community, FOR our community. The PWC Public Works Exhibition (Public Works) powered by the Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) is on display now through July 22, 2023, at The Arts Center on 301 Hay Street in Historic Downtown Fayetteville. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Editorial by the Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County

“PWC is thrilled to continue supporting this community event, which has become a cherished tradition,” says Lamont Hinson, Communications & Community Relations Associate of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission. “Through the arts, we aim to foster a stronger sense of connection within our community and bring vibrancy to our downtown areas. Come and see the amazing creativity of our talented local neighbors.”

Curated by The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation, Public Works welcomed individuals of any age or background, regardless of their artistic experience, to submit their unique, culturally enriched visual artwork. The collection of artworks on display in a professional gallery setting is diverse in nature, featuring various techniques such as 2D and 3D paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and more. Each artist had the creative freedom to select their subject matter.

Residents living in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties, and those in Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield were encouraged to participate in the exhibit. “This exhibit offers a fair opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to publicly express their artistic talents,” says Bob Pinson, President|CEO of the Arts Council. “Art has the power to convey powerful messages and promote dialogue, making it a universal language that can help bring people together and build our community. Whether you're a highly trained artist or a self-taught beginner, there's an artist inside each of us waiting to be discovered.”

The Arts Center gallery hours vary. Visit for more details. Artwork is available for purchase.



Visitors to the art exhibit may participate in the “People's Choice” selection by voting for their favorite artwork until June 24th. The pieces with the highest number of votes will be declared as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, along with Honorable Mentions. The winners will receive a gift basket containing distinctive items from downtown businesses, and their work will be featured on a Press Release and e-ARTSletter, digital and social media platforms, an artist interview, and an Up & Coming print ad. All artwork is eligible for voting.



Lamont Hinson

Communications & Community Relations Associate

Fayetteville Public Works Commission

Antonio Renteria

Director of Operations

Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County



The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization based in Fayetteville, NC that connects our communities, embraces diversity, promotes individual creativity, advances economic development, and fosters lifelong learning through the arts. As a primary steward of public and private funding for arts, cultural, and historical activities in the Cape Fear Region, all affiliated programs of the Arts Council exemplify our 5 core values: Excellence, Accountability, Transparency, Collaboration, and Innovation.

In the year 2022-2023 year, the Arts Council distributed more than $1 million in grant funds and special allocations to Cumberland County non-profit organizations, artists, and municipalities producing arts and cultural activities.

Grants, programs, and services of the Arts Council are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.


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