Asheboro, NC - Downtown Asheboro is the vital and vibrant heart of the Asheboro, NC community and it is home to many locally owned shops and restaurants as well as many public spaces.  For years the Downtown Asheboro Sculpture Exhibition has been a cornerstone of the efforts to develop and revitalize the downtown.  Started nearly a decade ago the Downtown Asheboro Sculpture Exhibition brings outdoor sculpture from regional artists to the streets and public spaces of downtown Asheboro. The exhibition enhances the downtown area by accenting the beauty of the city and by providing a free cultural experience to the citizens, visitors and guests.

 This program is a partnership between the Randolph Arts Guild, the City of Asheboro, and in conjunction with the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce.  It started with a fundraising effort by private citizens who wanted to make a positive and meaningful impact for the community.  Those funds and the continued support from the City of Asheboro have helped to establish this event but once again private support is needed to carry this event into the future. The goal is to raise $10,000 to allow the exhibition to continue the program through 2020.

 The campaign kicked-off with a fundraising event at Four Saints Brewing in Asheboro, NC and is already well on its way having already raised over $5,000 in contributions and pledges.  Individuals who want to support the campaign can visit for complete sponsorship levels and benefits or simply send checks payable to: The Randolph Arts Guild, ATTN: Sculpture Fund, PO BOX 1033, Asheboro, NC 27204.

  To help raise funds for this campaign, local sculptor and all around arts supporter Mike Durham has donated an enormous Ant to the campaign.  The larger than life ant is part Mike’s installation at the Randolph Arts Guild where for the past couple years attentive eyes have noticed this Ant and his friends crawling up the facade and standing on the roof of the Moring Arts Center.  Raffle tickets will be sold and a drawing will be held at this year’s Fall Festival to give away the Ant.  Raffle tickets are $25 and can be purchased in the Randolph Arts Guild’s shop and at select downtown events.

  For more information about Mike Durham please visit