Stay tuned for Uproar 2.0 coming in 2025!
Uproar Festival of Public Art took place during summer, 2023, and was the first event of its kind in NC. Uproar featured sixty bold, high-impact, outdoor works of art showcased throughout the downtown communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough, and $37,000 in cash prizes were awarded based on public voting and a jury panel of experts.
Uproar was a project four years in the making. Born from a desire to showcase our community through art and the arts, Uproar has become not only the first public art festival of its kind for Orange County, but in the state of North Carolina.
The Orange County Arts Commission, together with our 9 community partners, created this new event for three reasons:
Uproar Festival of Public Art is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.