OneColumbia, the city’s arts marketing and coordinating arm, is seeking backing from Columbia City Council for a public art project for Main Street that would have two sculptures on display within a year.
OneColumbia, established by City Council, has been working to create a committee comprised of artists, art experts and financial donors to select the sculptures that would be installed in high-visibility spots between Gervais Street and Elmwood Avenue, said Barbara Rackes, OneColumbia’s interim director.
The committee will set broad parameters for the sculptures and has hopes that a South Carolina artist – or one with ties to the Palmetto State – will be selected. Plans are to have both sculptures on display within a year. They will be crafted using money donated by sponsors, not taxpayers, Rackes said.