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.
Sculpture Walk | April 2021 - March 2022
Nine sculptures are installed in and around downtown Apex for our year-long inaugural Sculpture Walk! All are within walking distance of one another, so spend a couple of hours browsing the sculptures, vote for your selection of "People's Choice" recipient, and soak up all that downtown Apex has to offer.
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Hunter Street Park | 1250 Ambergate Station
Town Campus | 73 Hunter Street
|Ribbon Arch II|
Downtown Apex | N. Salem Street
Art in Apex
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.
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.