Public Art Advisory Board

The Public Art Advisory Board was established to form a collection of artistic works for the community to enjoy and dress up the public spaces in the Town.

The Board specifically works with artists who loan or gift artwork to the Town and makes recommendations to the Town Council for the creation of a Public Art Program. This Board has the responsibility for making recommendations to the Town Council for all art acquisitions and exhibitions of artwork in the Town.

We are proud of this 13-person Board of volunteers. Their dedication and commitment shines with every project they accomplish. Collectively they brainstorm, research, develop and bring to life their artistic vision to help make Clayton recognized as a vibrant, thriving artistic community.

Outdoor Public Art on Sams Branch Greenway

What's New

Clayton's Public Art Advisory Board is calling all knitters and crocheters to join in a top-secret surprise project! 

The Public Art Advisory Board is collecting acrylic yarn knitted or crocheted squares. Squares can be 15", 20", or 24" inches. Any color or pattern is accepted, but yarn must be acrylic. 

The squares collected will be used for a surprise project that will be displayed in Downtown Clayton. The Public Art Advisory Board will reveal this surprise art project to the public in Fall 2023. 

Drop off your yarn squares at our collection locations: 

  • The Clayton Center - 111 E 2nd St, Clayton, NC 27520
  • Artmosphere - 3919 Raleigh Rd, Clayton, NC 27520

What We've Brought to Clayton So Far

Want to see what the Public Art Advisory Board has brought to Clayton so far?

Resources

  • The public is invited to attend the meetings of the Public Art Advisory Board; access the 2024 Meeting Calendar
  • View the By-Laws and Duties of the Public Art Advisory Board (PDF)
  • Access the Advisory Boards page to learn more about our advisory board openings! If you have great ideas you want to share, have skills you feel would benefit the community and have the willingness to give your time and energies to making this community great, please get involved and apply to serve on an advisory board.

Members

  • Sara Perricone, Chair - Term Expires December 31, 2024; Serving Since June 2018
  • Tammy Murray, Vice-Chair - Term Expires December 31, 2026; Serving Since January 2018
  • Kim Helmer - Term Expires December 31, 2026; Serving Since August 2017
  • Dane Martin - Term Expires December 31, 2024; Serving Since January 2022
  • Kristin Ryan - Term Expires December 31, 2025; Serving Since June 2022
  • Kathleen Nobles - Term Expires December 31, 2025; Serving Since January 2020
  • Clark Hipolito - Term Expires December 31, 2026; Serving Since April 2014
  • Joseph Slaton - Term Expires December 31, 2025; Serving Since January 2023
  • Tamara Smallwood - Term Expires December 31, 2025; Serving Since January 2024
  • Joanne Thomas - Term Expires December 31, 2024; Serving Since January 2024
  • Jess Stambaugh - Term Expires December 31, 2026 - Serving Since January 20245

Ex-Officio Members

  • Porter Casey, Council Member