The city of Laurinburg and the UNC Pembroke Art Department have teamed up to create an art garden in the downtown. The garden was dedicated in a ceremony this summer and funded primarily by the city of Laurinburg. It was designed by 12 current art students, as well as, recent graduates and 4 professors at UNCP. It features a trail that wraps around the collection of 16 sculptures; some of which, were previously well-known campus fixtures. The location of the garden used to be a gas station, and the adjacent wall now features old photos of local scenes, from a private collection.