Buncombe County Equity Mural

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Project Details

Gabriel Eng-Goetz has been selected by Buncombe County to create a mural on the west side of the Register of Deeds building at 205 College Street in downtown Asheville. The theme is racial equity, reconciliation and restoration and will be 1 of 3 murals created for the Buncombe Creative Equity Mural Project. Gabriel will work with 3 local apprentices via Arteria Collective to engage Buncombe County residents for thematic feedback.  This feedback is necessary to inform the mural design to best create an inclusive, authentic piece of permanent artwork. If you are interested in sharing your ideas, please provide feedback at the bottom of the page.

About the Artist

Gabriel Eng-Goetz is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. His work explores the cultural history of identity, including his own as a Chinese American born and raised in the South, and our human connection to the natural world. Outside of creating artwork for clients and collectors, Gabriel works with his community to showcase and uplift North Carolina's vibrant and diverse art scene by producing/curating events and working as a youth mentor.  Gabriel will be working with 3 local apprentices via Arteria Collective on this project.


Community research and engagement is essential when creating public art, as it should represent the area and those working/living in it. This is where YOU come in. We want to be sure that all groups have a voice in what the artwork reads and evokes. Please submit your feedback via the form below.


We've received some great feedback from the community already. The most common themes surrounding equity have been CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY, JUSTICE, HOUSING, EDUCATION and HEALTHCARE. Let us know if any of these resonate with you or if you have new themes to suggest.


Consider how themes and subject matter can be represented visually. Do you prefer bold imagery or something more subtle?  What color palette would you like to see? Are there specific symbols or iconography you'd like to see included. Let us know.

Let your voice be heard!

Please enter your feedback via the form below. All feedback will be considered.

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