305 S. Wilmington is owned by Gregg Sandreuter, Managing Partner of Beacon Development. Gregg is among the developers who continue to shape downtown with his vision for Raleigh as a vital urban center. For more information about the property, please contact him.
Sean Marlin was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, but has lived in Raleigh, NC for the last eighteen years. He studied psychology and studio art at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington before moving back to pursue bartending, painting and further education. In between serving craft brews at the Busy Bee Cafe and brushing up on local history, Sean can be found at the Evenform Studio with his banjo and his brushes.
When asked what interests him about public art, Sean says,” The cool thing about public art is that it’s really for everyone. You don’t need to pay to get in. There’s no worry about what you’re wearing or who you’re with. No discrimination of the viewer. Just art.” His inspiration for the Back to Main Street series comes from his love of the city. ”I’ve lived in Raleigh for quite a while now and just love what’s going on. We’ve come so far and grown so much just in the last five years. I think the sign of a good city is its ability to grow and adapt to those who live there. With that said, there are still so many things that we could use to make our downtown a better place. A bakery, a butcher, a hardware or grocery store… Even a movie theatre would be amazing! I may not have the means to open these places myself but as an artist and bartender I can at least get people talking.”
Sean believes that art serves as a voice of the times and feels that this can have a transformative effect on downtown Raleigh now and in the future.
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