“Trail Art” is an award-winning initiative by the Town of Rolesville Parks and Recreation Department that combines the arts with the natural beauty of our greenways and trails. We’ll be placing two art pieces a day somewhere along our greenways, for the entire month of June. These small works of art could be anything from pottery sculptures and glasswork to ceramics or gourds. Those who find the treasures get to keep them!
This program won the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association's Arts & Humanities Award in 2022. The award recognizes innovative and effective arts and humanities programs throughout the state.
Trail Art Event
June 1st - June 30th
Main Street Park and Mill Bridge Park
We’ll be placing two art pieces a day somewhere along our greenways, for the entire month of June.
2023 Trail Art Winner!
Helen Seebold - Little Flower Art
Helen Seebold is a multimedia artist whose work in clay, photography, painting, and recycled/reclaimed materials is fueled by her love of Nature and interest in ancient global traditions. Her studio pieces have been featured in gallery exhibits throughout the East Coast and are in private collections worldwide. Her community-driven, site-specific, art installations have activated underutilized spaces throughout North Carolina, with vibrant and interactive art encouraging the viewer to reflect on how these spaces can positively impact their communities. She has been awarded several Public Art projects throughout the Triangle including a Bus Stop Mural in Chapel Hill, a Sidewalk Mural in Raleigh, and a commemorative life-size tiger sculpture, named Blaze, for the Fuquay Varina Fire Department. The life-size Cow (Night and Day) she painted for CowParadeNC, was installed on the roof of the Children’s Museum in Greensboro. You can view more of her work at www.LittleFlowerArt.com or follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
Avifauna, a collection of one hundred handmade one-of-a-kind clay birds, created by artist Helen Seebold, will be featured in the Rolesville Trail Art Project this coming June and invites visitors to reflect on the diverse bird populations of North Carolina and the important roles they play in healthy ecosystems.
2023 Design Competition
Specifications for Submission of Artwork
We’re looking for artists to submit a sample of original artwork in a suitable medium that can be placed outside (either on a tree limb or on the ground) and is small enough to be carried by hand. The artist selected must be able to produce 80-100 pieces of the artwork before May 26, 2023. Artists should provide the costs for pieces on the application and submit a sample of each theme or pattern.
Each piece should be individually unique but may reflect one to three different themes.
You may incorporate any, all, or none of the following into your design:
- The Town of Rolesville logo, or elements of or reference to, the logo
- Other Town symbols like the Main Street Gazebo
- Trees, leaves, birds, walkways, or other symbols represent nature
Entries should be delivered by hand to:
Rolesville Town Hall
502 Southtown Cir.
Rolesville, NC 27571
OR mailed to:
PO Box 250
Rolesville, NC 27571
Attn: Special Events Coordinator - Trail Art
Please print the confirmation email and include it with your sample artwork.
All entries (application and sample artwork) must be received by March 20, 2023. An artist may submit up to three different samples. Designs will be judged by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has seven members appointed by the Town Board of Commissioners. Advisory Board members are residents of the Town or extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), as well as one student member. The Advisory Board prefers for is for each piece to have the current year and reference to Rolesville.
The winning artist will be notified by April 3, 2023.
The winning artwork/design will be used as the “Trail Art” artwork and will be placed along the Main Street Park and Mill Bridge Nature Park greenway systems during the entire month of June 2023.
The winning artwork/design becomes the property of the Town of Rolesville, which reserves the right to make modifications as necessary; use the image on additional products, such as ornaments, and in various and all promotional material; and make use of the image in perpetuity for promotional purposes.
The winning artist will receive:
- recognition on the Town of Rolesville website
- a story in the RolesvilleREC guide
- media recognition via a press release
- compensation for up to 100 pieces of artwork
The artist agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Town of Rolesville from and against any damages or losses sustained as a result of any design that is not original. The Town of Rolesville reserves the right to decline the selection of all entries.
January 1, 2023 - March 20, 2023
The winner will be announced
April 3, 2023
80-100 pieces of Art delivered before
May 26, 2023
Art will be placed on Greenways in Rolesville
June 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Questions should be directed to Kristen Stafford, Special Events Coordinator, Kristen.Stafford@rolesville.nc.gov or call 919-554-6582.
Previous Winning Artists: