End Note: Bedazzled

courtesy Raleigh Arts

Moore Square downtown is in the midst of a two-year renovation, forcing the city park to close and be blocked off to the public. Nearby businesses partnered to spruce it up in the meantime: fabric murals, pool noodles, and sparkly translucent plastic are woven through the perimeter chain-link fence. There’s a leaf pattern—an ode to the City of Oaks—near one corner; the word Imagination lines the fence facing Marbles Kids Museum (pictured above). Marbles, DECO, Flight Fund, and Artspace worked with the city to select artists Brian Gonzales, Cayce Lee, Shannon Newby, and The Peregrine Projects for the task. Lemons, meet lemonade.