Wilson Downtown Development has enjoyed organizing this event
for the past three years and partnering last year with the Arts Council of Wilson to co-coordinate.
We are happy to announce that, moving forward,
PAINT-A-HYDRANT will be coordinated by the Arts Council of Wilson!

The 2020 event is scheduled for Saturday, May 9.

Guidelines and applications may be found later at


The 2019 fun-filled PAINT-A-HYDRANT event took place on Saturday, April 27 as part of the second annual TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS public art day. During this yearly event held in the spring, Wilson Downtown Development, the Arts Council of Wilson, the City of Wilson hydrant crew, and Wilson Fire and Rescue partner to accept applications to sponsor and paint hydrants in the Historic Downtown Wilson municipal service district. One hundred percent of the sponsorship proceeds are donated to support local firefighters. A check will be presented during one of the 2019 Downtown Beats & Eats concerts.

 Hydrants outside of the downtown Municipal Service District are NOT eligible for the Paint-A-Hydrant program.