City Center Partnership unveils HOPE for Columbia

June 17, 2020

City Center Partnership (CCP) unveiled its new art installation project called HOPE for Columbia at First Citizens Green space on Main Street.

About HOPE for Columbia

Artists Danny Harrington and Brandon McIver were commissioned by CCP to create and install the piece. The art piece includes the HOPE letters and displays the Columbia Flag across them.  The HOPE art piece will remain in the space until November, at which time a large decorative ball will be installed to celebrate the holidays.

“We are seeing messages of hope and positivity in our community,” says Matt Kennell, CEO & President of City Center Partnership, who managed the project. My inspiration for the art installation was based on the LOVE letters that other cities have been using for a while now.  The general values of good deeds and community are more important now than ever. This is an opportunity to brighten our Main Street District neighborhood.”


About City Center Partnership

CCP is a non-profit organization that provides public space management, economic development, place management, marketing services, and public advocacy for the Main Street District in the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly, and Marion Streets. The organization is funded by the property owners within the district boundaries.