Five Points Plaza Public Art Project


Starlight Cafe, 104 W. 5th Street in Uptown Greenville. 

In 2015, the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge launched this public art program with grant funding from the West Memorial Fund. This project is a $30,000 project. A request for proposals at the national level was released for artists to apply to have their artwork chosen to be reproduced and on display on the façade of Starlight Cafe across from Five Points Plaza, a parking lot and event site for many Uptown Greenville events.

A new request for proposals will go out every two years and a new artwork will be chosen.

This project was made possible by:
The West Memorial Fund
The Family of Walter Lee Patrick
The City of Greenville
Starlight Cafe and the Boutilier Family
Terry Ramos and Team Lighting Greenville
The Civic Arts Committee
Signsmith, Inc.
The Pitt County Arts Council Board of Directors

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Winter Wanderers by ECU Alumni Vincent Li

Just as we individually move onwards in life in pursuit of dreams, goals, and ambitions, so does this city. During this pursuit in life, it is inevitable that problems will arise and the future becomes murky. We cannot see into the future or know what will come out from the darkness of the unknown. However, like the children portrayed in this piece, the people of Greenville will push onwards together as a community to face whatever it is the future holds.


Hurry by Illustrator and ECU Alumni Alice Holleman (2015-2018)

Describing the tenacity, perseverance, and vision of Greenville, NC.