Pole Banner Project

The City of Southport, Downtown Southport, Inc and Up Your Arts proudly present the artists of Southport with the 'Raise Up Your Arts' Pole Banner Project. The project's goal is to highlight the city as an arts destination, elevate the visibility of local artists, and enhance the visual appeal of downtown streets.

Pole Banner Project Hero

Raise Up Your Arts!

Step into the vibrant heart of Southport's central business district, where the enchanting work of twenty four local artists comes alive on vinyl banners adorning the city's utility poles. The "Raise Up Your Arts" pole banner project is intended to celebrate and showcase the incredible talent of our region's artists.

Our bustling streets transform into an open-air gallery for these remarkable artists, each carefully chosen through a competitive, juried contest held earlier this year.

The competition attracted over 70 submissions from talented Brunswick County artists, testifying to the abundant artistic flair that thrives within our community.

Indulge your senses as you stroll through the streets of Southport, exploring our city’s creative soul through this captivating display. Let the eclectic artwork of the "Raise Up Your Arts" project serve as a reminder of the incredible talent that resides right here in our beloved community.

2024 Pole Banner Project

2024 Pole Banner Honorees

2023 Pole Banner Project

2023 Pole Banner Project

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Up Your Arts and the City of Southport are sponsoring the undertaking to highlight the city as an arts destination, elevate the visibility of local artists, and enhance the visual appeal of downtown streets. The banners will remain in place all summer and fall. Sponsors expect to repeat the competition with a new round of banners annually.

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