The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC is pleased to curate Wilmington’s public art program. 

The temporary installation of 10 new sculptures in 2021 energizes our streetscape and is a visual reminder to residents and visitors that Wilmington is an arts destination.

Please feel free to take photos of and with the sculptures and post on social media using the hashtag #pedart.

Jessica Bradsher

Jessica Bradsher is a visual artist specializing in metal sculpture and painting who is living and working in Greenville, NC. She creates with themes ranging from whimsical to contemplative in her outdoor sculptural pieces. In Jessica‘s most recent series, she is exploring the idea of encouraging the practice of empathy in our society. Her work has led her to recently install public sculptures in Iowa, Florida, Missouri, Virginia and North Carolina. Jessica earned her MFA in 2018 at East Carolina University and currently teaches visual arts at John Paul II Catholic High school in Greenville. She believes it is important to be an example to her students of a productive, working, successful artist to show the next generation the possibilities found within the arts.

pedestrian art

The Wild One, Steel, $9,000
100 block of Orange St.

Einfühlung (#2), Steel, Cast Aluminum, $8,000
100 block of Market St.

pedestrian art

Guardian Wings, Steel and Wood, $5,000
Riverwalk near Federal Courthouse

Jim Gallucci

Jim Gallucci, a graduate of LeMoyne College (BA, English 1973) and Syracuse University (BFA, Art 1974 and MFA, Sculpture 1976), has been a sculptor for over 30 years. He has worked as an art instructor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He was also an Exhibit Designer for the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC.

Presently, Jim works full time designing and fabricating sculpture in his Greensboro studio assisted by a staff of 6. Most of the works are commissions for public, corporate, and residential spaces around the country. For six years he showed sculpture at the Pier Walk Sculpture Show in Chicago, IL. Jim has also been selected for such international shows as the World Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia and the 7th Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition at the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Hakone, Japan and UBE Japan. In 2007 Jim earned a Diploma of Nomination from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Jim’s most recent sculptures have utilized the element of doors and gateways. He says that, “gates have been found through out the history of Western Civilization as not only utilitarian architectural elements, but as symbols in art and literature. This symbolism arises from the paradox that the gate inherently possesses. A gate may be opened or closed; a way of passage or obstruction; a means of confinement or release. And today, the symbol of a gate is used to describe a computer chip at work, storing and releasing bytes of information.

Pedestrian Art

Red Whisper Bench

Pedestrian Art

Golden Arch

Pedestrian Art

Oak Leaf II

pedestrian art

Zucchini Trellis

Be sure to enjoy our Permanent Collection!

pedestrian art

Straining to Be Paul Hill
200 block of North Front St.

pedestrian art

The Pelican Dumay Gorham Donated by Front Street Brewery
Northern Riverfront near Convention Center

pedestrian art

Wind Harp Phil Hathcock

pedestrian art

Light Before Time Phil Hathcock
305 Chestnut St.