Hillsboro’s Public Arts Advisory Council is kicking off a multi-year public art program, Art on The Pike, with this month’s Autumn in The Gap display. 

Mayor Roger Vance said the project is an outgrowth of the ReThink9 Traffic Calming and Infrastructure projects.

“From the earliest inception of the context-sensitive, walkable historic town that is now a reality,” Vance said, “we envisioned the integration of an engaging and robust public arts program to complement the natural and architectural beauty that already exists here. I am thrilled to announce we are off and running.”

Town Council member Claudia Forbes is the co-chair of the Public Arts Advisory Council. “Art on The Pike will tap into the awesome array of critically acclaimed artistic talent and ingenuity that exists right in the immediate area. We want Hillsboro to be their canvas—and our sidewalks, trails and public spaces to be their gallery,” she said.

Autumn in The Gap will feature a series of original autumnal landscapes and watercolors by nationally acclaimed Hillsboro artist Chip Beck displayed on nearly 20 streetlight banners.

The original paintings are available for viewing and for purchase at Hillsborough Vineyard through November. Net proceeds from the sales support Hillsboro’s public arts program.

Autumn in The Gap will feature a series of original autumnal landscapes and watercolors by nationally acclaimed Hillsboro artist Chip Beck displayed on nearly 20 streetlight banners.