The poster sale will run until Sept. 2 at Street Scene, below the U.S. Post Office on Franklin Street. The sale has been taking place at Street Scene for over 20 years, said Samathryn Witham, the Street Scene supervisor.
Witham said the center uses the proceeds from the sale to support their youth council, to fund evening and weekend programs and to purchase new equipment.
Street Scene partners with Beyond the Wall, a Pennsylvania-based fundraising company that sells posters. Eliza Espy, one of the team leaders for the poster sale in Chapel Hill, said clubs or schools that bring in Beyond the Wall receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale.
Selling the posters not only brings in revenue to Street Scene, but also a lot of foot traffic, Witham said in an email.
“We are in the process of rebranding and starting several new programs, so the additional attention is great as we get ready to launch our new image,” she said.
Street Scene was established in 1985 as a local hangout for teens, Witham said. The center offers a middle school after-school program and high school programs on Friday and Saturday nights, which can include anything from slam poetry to karaoke.
“Currently, we are a teen-driven programming collective that amplifies and affirms youth experiences through opportunities for creative expression, peer-to-peer connection and community engagement.” Witham said. “We also house a small non-profit incubator, The Hive, which supports youth-serving nonprofit organizations who need a home-base for their offices or programming.”
Espy said Beyond the Wall prints their own posters, making them more affordable than ones purchased elsewhere. The company is over 30 years old, and some of the stock is nearly that old as well, Espy said.