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Posted on: June 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] New arts festival to leave Orange County in an Uproar

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Uproar Festival of Public Art is a new arts festival coming to Orange County. From July 14 through Aug. 12, 60 bold, high-impact, outdoor works of art will be showcased throughout the downtown communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough.

Cash prizes will be awarded based on public voting and a jury panel of experts.

More than 100 artists from throughout the Southeast applied to be a part of Uproar. Ultimately, 60 artists were selected from four states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas. 

Each work will have an accompanying sign with a QR code that links to a webpage for visitors to score that piece of art. The work with the highest score will win the $10,000 People's Choice Prize. 

An online map will be published on the Uproar website when the festival starts. Physical maps will also be available at various locations throughout Orange County.

The winner will be announced at the Closing Party on Saturday, Aug. 12 (6-9 p.m.) at the Eno Arts Mill in Hillsborough. Like the festival itself, the ceremony is free and open to all.

To learn more about the festival, including volunteer opportunities, visit

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