Uproar Festival of Public Art is a new arts festival coming to Orange County, North Carolina, July 14 – August 12, 2023. Sixty bold, high-impact, outdoor works of art will be showcased throughout the downtown communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough, and cash prizes will be awarded based on public voting and a jury panel of experts.
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Uproar is a project four years in the making. Born from a desire to showcase our community through the arts, Uproar has become not only the first 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, have created this new event for three reasons:
Uproar is presented by the Orange County Arts Commission, a unit of Orange County government, and the Orange County Arts Alliance, our 501(c)3 nonprofit partner.
This project 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.