Three buildings owned by Buncombe County are about to get the makeover of a lifetime.
As part of Buncombe’s new Creative Equity Mural Project, local and visiting artists Gabriel Eng-Goetz, Leslie Reynalte-Llanco, and Jared Wheatley will install murals focused on racial equity, reconciliation, and restoration on three blank county-owned walls.
Here are the buildings that will be painted in the pilot round of this new public art program:
- Register of Deeds Building, 205 College St.
- Eng-Goetz plans to gather community input to decide on her design and involve an artist apprentice.
- Buncombe County Tax Office, 94 Coxe Ave.
- Reynalte-Llanco will work with local artists Gus Cutty and Kathryn Crawford to install a Latino/Latin pride design with bright colors and bold Spanish text.
- Buncombe College Street parking deck
- Wheatley, founder of the Indigenous Walls Project, will engage the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to create a communal basket concept.