Harbour Place Mural

Welcome to the webpage for the Harbour Place mural in Southern Pines being installed from October 24-November 4, 2022 by artist Nick Napoletano. According to Nick, “The piece is playing off the concept of the passage of time and the importance of staying in the present moment. While it was inspired by the first stop motion imagery of a horse in motion by Eadweard Muybridge in the late 1800s, it’s also a nod to the critical role horses have played in Southern Pines and the surrounding area.”

Just click on the photos below to see larger images of the mural progress. Or better yet, see the mural in person at 311 SE Broad Street in Southern Pines, NC.

DAY 0 – A fresh coat of white paint means something cool is coming.

DAY 1 – Nick starts the mural by painting positive sayings on the wall, then uses the sayings as reference points to draw the mural.

DAY 1.5 – Do you see the horse? (Photo courtesy of B.J. Grieve)

DAY 2 – How many horses do you see now?

DAY 3 – The main horse with a coat of war paint.




DAYS 7 & 8

On the 7th & 8th days, the artist rested. 🙂

DAY 9 – Photo courtesy of BJ Grieve

DAY 10

DAY 11

DAY 12 – A view of the mural by moonlight (and headlights) – Photo courtesy of Bill May

DAY 13

The finished mural. Thank you Nick Napoletano for the gift of your talent.

Check out this video by the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Convention & Visitor’s Bureau on the Harbour Place mural artist, Nick Napoletano:


This project is supported by the Arts Council of Moore County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

If you have any questions, please contact the Arts Council at 910-692-2787 or acmc@mooreart.org. If you are a property owner and interested in installing a mural on a building you own, contact the Arts Council or check out the guidelines for the Arts Council Public Art Program.