So why does the Carrboro Art Scene blog care? Our hope is that, along with the Town of Carrboro's Arts Committee of which I am the chair, we will be able to gain a commitment that the hotel feature local arts and sculpture. What could be better than a Mike Roig sculpture outside or a large Steven Silverleaf collage in the lobby? Or even a lowly Chris Beacham in one of the cheap rooms? Let's have some of our other Orange and Chatham County, and Chapel Hill artists there too. Heck let's bring that Triad breath of fresh air Saxapahaw along too.Main Street Properties of Chapel Hill LLC and the Atma Hotel Group are partnering on 300 East Main’s first phase, which will include Orange County’s first LEED-certified hotel and 18,000 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant space facing Main Street, plus a 500-space parking deck with public parking.
|The conceptual drawing from the groundbreaking invite|