Mayor Daniel Rickenmann announces new Columbia Public Art Program Columbia Streams Art at Boyd Plaza

October 5, 2023

Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann will announce Columbia Streams Art, a new City of Columbia public art program, during a public ceremony at Boyd Plaza on Wednesday, October 11 at 1:00 pm.

Columbia Streams Art is a multi-faceted arts program designed to engage Columbia’s creative community by inviting local artists and students to express their imaginations through unique projects to display throughout the City. Components of the Columbia Streams Art public art program will include local students and artists decorating leaping trout sculptures, North Columbia children transforming newspaper vending boxes into vibrantly-painted free local libraries, and the City will also sponsor travelling urban canvasses to display a variety of interconnected creative visions. After the trout sculptures have been painted, they will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to a fund to expand public art programs in Columbia.

During the ceremony, Mayor Rickenmann will reveal brilliantly realized examples of the leaping trout sculptures and the community local libraries, and detail the expansive multi-national goals of the urban canvasses and unveil a large-form completed canvas.

Who: Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann and public art representatives

What: Announcement of new public art program Columbia Streams Art

WHERE: Boyd Plaza, 151 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 11 at 1:00 pm