Greenville’s impressive collection of public art includes statues memorializing some of the city’s most famous citizens—and one wild boar. Stroll down Main Street to view these expertly crafted works of art, designed by renowned sculptors near and far.



MAX HELLER
by Tom Durham
NOMA Flats Plaza, across from Hyatt Regency Greenville
Commemorating the former Greenville mayor, who served from 1971-79, for his many accomplishments, including the initiation of Main Street’s revitalization.

SHOELESS JOE JACKSON
by Doug Young
Main and Markley streets, at the entrance to Fluor Field
Commemorating the famed White Sox player with his bat, Black Betsy.


VARDRY MCBEE
by T.J. Dixon
Main and Court streets, across from the Westin Poinsett Hotel
Paying tribute to the “Father of Greenville,” whose legacy includes gifting the city with land for its first churches and schools.


JOEL POINSETT
by Zan Wells
Main and Court streets, in front of M. Judson Booksellers
Honoring the South Carolina statesman and amateur botanist who brought the first poinsettia flower to the U.S. from Mexico; located next to the Westin Poinsett Hotel, which shares his name.




DICK RILEY
by Zan Wells
Main and Broad streets, in the Peace Center Plaza
Memorializing the former South Carolina governor and U.S. secretary of education by depicting him reading to two children.

STERLING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
by Mariah Kirby-Smith
West corner of Main and Washington streets
Honoring students from the first Black public high school in Greenville; located in front of the former Woolworth Building, where Sterling high schoolers held sit-ins during the civil rights movement.

CHARLES TOWNES
by Zan Wells
Main Street and Falls Park Drive, across from the entrance to Falls Park
Celebrating the noted Furman University graduate, who invented the maser and the laser, and won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964.


IL PORCELLINO
In front of TD Bank Building
A fanciful bronze replica of the original Il Porcellino (“piglet” in Italian) cast in Italy in 1634 by Baroque master Pietro Tacca.

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