Murals, Masks, Community Stories and Conversations
From face masks to S. Elm Street storefront murals demanding racial justice, 2020 has seen amazing expressions across the Gate City. Pieces of Now features nearly 20 pieces of street art created as part of the summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, along with photos, objects and video interviews with artists and organizers. The exhibition also invites the community to share experiences, stories and objects related to the protests, pandemic and economic crisis.
What pieces are missing? Click here to share your story at History Happening Now
Grip Wayne McDuffie
Kevin Greene, Alpha Shots Photography
Jerry Wolford, Perfecta Visuals
Timeline and objects featured in exhibition. Coming soon!
601-A S. Elm St.
Business: On Point Barbershop
Owner: Will Dowd Jr.
Untitled by Phillip Marsh
534 S. Elm St.
Business: Stolen Skate Shop
Owner: John Martin
“Time 4 Change” by Freddy Garcia
530 S. Elm St.
Business: Vintage to Vogue Boutique
Owner: Jennifer Graf
“Black Lives Matter” by Gina Franco
529 S. Elm St.
Business: Gate City Candy Co.
Owner: Daniel Weatherington
“Do Not Be Silent” by Beka Butts
526 S. Elm St.
Business: Rock’s Hair Shop
Owner: Jenean Eberhardt
“Black Lives Matter” by Jasmine Franco
“Stronger Together” by Brandi Schmitz
“Unity” by Ashley Griffin
519 S. Elm St.
Business: Dudley Cosmetology University
Owner: Eunice M. Dudley
“Feeding Time” by Grip Wayne McDuffie
517 S. Elm St.
Business: VCM Studio
Owner: Victoria Milstein
Untitled by Victoria Milstein, Ron Milstein, Marisa Milstein, Katie Parker, Sidney Carlin-Stretz, Krystal Hart, Mai Johnson, Obalasi Johnson, Greensboro Interfaith 2019 trip to Israel and community
515 S. Elm St.
Business: Sonder Mind and Body
Owners: Jessika and Veronika Olsen
Untitled by community
513 S. Elm St.
Business: Vivid Interiors
Owners: Laura Mensch and Gina Hicks
Untitled by Sinaya Lawson, Carly Mensch and community
511 S. Elm St.
Business: Area Modern Home & Lighting
Owner: Mark Hewett
“We Stand with You” by community
500 S. Elm St.
Owner: Tinker Clayton
“Marching Together” by Marshall Lakes
115 E. Lewis St.
Owner: Melanie Knier
“They Sat, We Stand” by Mike Wirth
S. Elm St. at McGee St.
“Dear White People” by anonymous
320 S. Elm St.
Business: Old Photo Specialists
Owner: Bill Heroy
“Hands Up Don’t Shoot” by Chimeri Anazia
315 S. Elm St.
Business: Cheesecakes by Alex
Owner: Alex Amoroso, Jr.
Untitled by Virginia Holmes
232 S. Elm St.
Business: Triad Stage
“Homage to Our Ancestors” by Darlene McClinton
Commissioned by Triad Stage and Majestic Scenic
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