Uproar Festival of Public Art is a new arts festival that launched this week in Orange County. From July 14 through Aug. 12, 60 bold, high-impact, outdoor works of art will be showcased throughout the downtown communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough.
The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau will provide FREE trolley transportation in Chapel Hill and Carrboro on Saturdays (July 15 - August 12) from 12-8pm. The route can be found on the Uproar Map. It’s free, accessible and air conditioned! An online map is available at https://uproarfestnc.com/art and https://artsorange.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/MAP.pdf
Cash prizes will be awarded based on public voting and a jury panel of experts.
More than 100 artists from throughout the Southeast applied to be a part of Uproar. Ultimately, 60 artists were selected from four states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas.
Each work will have an accompanying sign with a QR code that links to a webpage for visitors to score that piece of art. The work with the highest score will win the $10,000 People's Choice Prize.
The winner will be announced at the Closing Party on Saturday, Aug. 12 (6-9 p.m.) at the Eno Arts Mill in Hillsborough. Like the festival itself, the ceremony is free and open to all.
To learn more about the festival, visit https://uproarfestnc.com/