Artist Dare Coulter was on Salisbury Street for 10 days – and nights – painting her mural #DARETODISSENT. It consists of images from the January Women’s March on Washington, the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest and the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute.
The mural exploded onto the downtown Raleigh scene in June, attracting people who have stopped and stared, asked questions and took photos. Commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, the mural is on the back side of the vacant Boylan-Pearce building.
“It’s really important to recall that the right to protest wasn’t always something that people had,” Coulter said back in June.
The #DARETODISSENT mural also exploded on social media, and you can be part of it.
We are so excited that @darecoulter's #DareToDissent is a featured mural during this month's @firstfridayral! Come out on Friday to S. Salisbury Street between Hargett and Martin to learn more about the mural, take photos, and pick up some #KnowYourRights cards. #TGIFFR #DowntownRaleigh #ACLU #MakeRaleighColorful #Raleigh
“There’s this area of public art where you say it has to make everyone feel good,” Coutler said when she was painting the 30 foot wide, 20 foot tall mural. “It would be naive to say this won’t ruffle some feathers because these moments that are in this are very intense things.”
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