LATEST HIGH POINT SIDEWALK ART TO FEATURE THE ROCKERS
HIGH POINT, NC –The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau (HPCVB), in conjunction with the High Point Rockers baseball team, have enlisted Brian Davis of BRIANSTUDIO to create a beautiful 3-D piece of sidewalk art in front of the High Point Regional Visitor Center that will feature the Triad’s newest professional baseball team. Davis, who has created other pieces of sidewalk art and murals across High Point, will begin the project on Fri., Oct. 19, with completion expected to come by Oct. 26.
Convention and Visitors Bureau, Along with Team, Commission Local Artist
“We are so excited to partner with the HPCVB and BRIANSTUDIO to create a new an engaging piece of art here in High Point,” said Christian Heimall, High Point Rockers Assistant General Manager. “Part of the excitement of a new franchise is engraining yourself within your hometown. Working with the HPCVB and BRIANSTUDIO allows us to become an even deeper part of the fabric of High Point while also highlighting the vibrant future of this growing city.”
The painting will include a view from centerfield of BB&T Point, the future home of the Rockers, which is still under construction, with a player standing on top of an outfield scoreboard decked out in Rockers colors. Other pieces of baseball paraphernalia will be incorporated, including home plate, a baseball cap, and even some popcorn. The 3-D nature of the art will allow visitors to be a part of the painting as they dig in behind home plate, or “stand” on an adjacent scoreboard looking over the action.
“The timing of our third installation of sidewalk art coincides perfectly with the excitement leading up to the official opening of BB&T Point and the High Point Rockers historic first season,” said Melody Burnett, Director of Operations and Finance at HPCVB. “This will be another opportunity to add to the visitor experience by providing a way to engage in public art throughout High Point while encouraging participants to learn more of what High Point has to offer. Locals and visitors alike will be able to promote High Point and support our hometown team by uploading their interactive pictures on social media using #HighPointRocks!”
This painting will be a fun and interactive way to commemorate the eclectic art around High Point, as well as, the new professional sports franchise beginning play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in 2019. Fans will be able to see the art well in to the start of the 2019 season, and are encouraged to visit the “landmark” at 1634 N. Main Street in downtown High Point.
Brian Davis has made a name for himself by creating fun, exciting, and engaging artwork across the City of High Point in what has become known as “Mural Mile”. Other works he has produced include the comic book-esque mural on the side of FastSigns on North Main Street, the “Lizard” on the side of BBJ’s Restaurant, as well as, a pair of prior 3-D pieces of sidewalk art for the Convention and Visitors Bureau. To check out more of his work, you can visit www.thebrianstudio.com.
For ongoing updates and more information, slide to www.HighPointRockers.com or visit Facebook at @HighPointBaseball, Instagram at @HighPointRockers, and Twitter at @RockersBaseball.
About High Point Baseball, Inc. High Point Rockers
High Point Baseball aka the High Point Rockers will begin their inaugural season in the Atlantic League in 2019 with their home opener schedule for May 2, in a brand new approximately $36M downtown ballpark named BB&T Point. Expected to enhance the rich baseball history in North Carolina, High Point Baseball is part of the fastest growing family sport in America. High Point Baseball is committed to providing superior customer service and quality, affordable family entertainment experiences for the Triad of North Carolina. Look for exciting upcoming announcements regarding the name of the manager and mascot. In addition, season ticket deposits are currently being accepted, while corporate partnerships are currently being crafted.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-
caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment. For more information regarding the Atlantic League, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.
About the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau (HPCVB)
The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau (HPCVB) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and encourage economic development in High Point through travel and tourism. The HPCVB works closely with meeting planners to bring events to High Point and to enhance their experience here, providing white glove assistance with event planning tasks including registration, transportation, and coordination among various venues. These services ensure that every group event will be successful down to the last detail because we want each visitor to make yourself at home. Established by state legislation in 1984, the HPCVB is an independent 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization funded by a self-imposed three percent room occupancy tax on local hotels. No taxpayer funds – city, county, or state – are used to fund the HPCVB. The Regional Visitors Center is located at 1634 N. Main St., Suite 102, High Point, N.C. For more information, visit www.highpoint.org.