Public Art

The Art in Apex policy casts a vision of how public art can enhance the quality of life for residents and existing public spaces, align with the character of each specific town location, provide context to the setting or to influence the community’s interaction with their surroundings.

Public art should also demonstrate the vibrancy of our community, stimulate creative thinking and enhance our town’s unique culture. Public art in Apex currently includes murals and sculptures. Read the public art policy.

2022-2023 Sculpture Walk

Nine sculptures are installed in and around downtown Apex for our year-long 2nd Annual Apex Sculpture Walk! Spend a couple of hours browsing the sculptures and soak up all that downtown Apex has to offer.

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Hunter Street Park | 1250 Ambergate Station

Flora Duet
John Parker
Flora Duet

Town Campus | 73 Hunter Street

The Drawing
Wayne Vaughn
The Drawing
Rollin Karg
Golden Oak Leaf Arch III
Jim Gallucci
Golden Oaks Leaf Arch III

Downtown Apex | N. Salem Street

Joni Younkins-HerzogDelilah
Light Cone
Hanna Jubron
Light Cone
Vessel I
Bob Doster
Vessel 1
Motor City
Charles Pilkey
Motor City
Blackbird Circle
Sally Myers
Blackbird Circle

Want to learn more about the Apex Sculpture Walk?

Watch along as this year's artists talk about the story behind their sculptures.

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Art in Apex

Public Art - Town Hall

Trajectory by Dan Kuehl
Located at Town Hall, 73 Hunter Street

Trajectory is made of beams of steel rising toward each other, connecting at the top. As the taller beams meet with the shorter ones, they create angles. The angles follow a spiraling arch trajectory. The open space inside the angles is faced with mirrors, reflecting some space outside, but mostly the space inside. The path through the sculpture becomes an intertwined comingling of lines. Trajectory is about interconnectivity and progression along a curvilinear route.

Ethan Morrow Up Hill Battle

Uphill Battle by Ethan Morrow
Located at Roger Family Skate Plaza, 1250 Ambergate Station

Uphill Battle was created in collaboration with Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art and DREAM of Hattiesburg, MS, a teen substance abuse prevention non-profit. The Hattie Hundred is an annual bike race fundraiser for DREAM of Hattiesburg; Uphill Battle was displayed along the route from April 2018 – July 2019. The sculpture depicts a wildly ambitious biker, leading a pack of competitors, to conquer a gnarly, nearly vertical hill. The character’s ambition is synonymous with those impacted by the DREAM of Hattiesburg Program.

Phil Hathcock - Inky

Inky by Phil Hathcock
Located at the Apex Police Department, 205 Saunders Street

Phil Hathcock’s inspiration for this sculpture stemmed from the desire to honor the Inuit people. Inky is his rendition of an inukshuk. Inukshuks were used by the Inuit people as a cairn for directional uses and to mark hunting and fishing grounds. Inukshuk was the symbol for the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver. This rendition of an inukshuk was created out of colored stones.

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Destination Becomes Home by Max Dowdle
Located on the Apex Public Works Building, 105 Upchurch Street

Destination Becomes Home highlights feelings of home with bold, eye-catching colors that are inspired by the special aspects of Apex. From people, to history, to flora and fauna of nature, and topography itself, Apex has a unique kind of small town allure of its very own. The mural brings home the point that wherever you put down roots becomes a part of you. With dynamic imagery, vivid colors and a calming overall aesthetic, the emotions one experiences reflect when a destination becomes home.