10   /   05  /   2017

In 2017, Gökotta was hired by Crescent Communities to manage the design creation and execution of the largest mural in North Carolina to date. The surface of this parking garage runs parallel to the newly opened Lightrail Blue Line and is the entrance for many to the NoDa Arts District. Developing a design that could incorporate the concrete, openings and screens took a lot of planning by the entire art team.


The 280’ x 60’ freehanded mural was designed by Holly Keogh and painted by a team of past Goodyear Art Artists in Residence. Adding to the difficulty of the project was the need to roll, not spray, the use of a swing stage scaffold and design incorporation of both the garage openings and screens.

Goodyear Arts is a residency and events program based on this truth: Artists need space, time,money, and community. Goodyear Arts evolved from the pilot program Skyline Artists inResidence, which took place from July 2015 - January 2016 in a defunct Goodyear owned and

donated by Crescent Communities. Goodyear Arts since took over a second building donated byDaniel Levine on College Street from July 2016 - August 2017 and is now located at Camp North End in a building donated by ATCO for a three-year period.