Words are blooming all over downtown Raleigh's green spaces in a new public art and beautification project dubbed Florafetti. The installation is a collab between Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) and artist Carter Hubbard. Hubbard’s Floraffiti began in 2013 in Chapel Hill and Carrboro and has since become an annual installation. Thirty-three volunteers planted words across downtown Raleigh in early May, and the words are just now coming into bloom. The words will continue be visible for about 4-6 weeks, so go get your 'gram on before they're gone.
Below are the words at each planting location:
- North Carolina State Capitol Lawn (north side along W Edenton Street): Innovate, Create, Explore, Active
- Saint Saviour’s (616 Tucker Street): Bloom, Thrive
- Duke Energy for the Performing Arts (2 E South Street): Connect, Discover, Amplify
- Nash Square (south, north, and west sides): Grow, Relax, Play, Walk, Breathe, Pause, Community
- Duncan Parnell (201 Glenwood Avenue): Inspire
To learn more about Floraffiti and view interactive maps, visit http://godowntownraleigh.com/floraffiti/. The online maps show the words and locations as well as a Floraffiti 5K route to see all the sites.