Lancaster, SC’s Cultural Arts District to be Dedicated – Sept. 18, 2015

See Lancaster will host a dedication of Lancaster Cultural Arts District at 10am on Sept. 18, 2015, at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC. Ken May, Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission, Mayor Joe Shaw, and Society for Historical Preservation will offer remarks prior to a walk through the newly-appointed district. The event is free and open to the public.

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A park on Main Street – sculpture by Bob Doster

The South Carolina Arts Commission named Lancaster’s downtown a state-recognized cultural district, an easily identifiable geographic area with a concentration of arts facilities and assets that support cultural, artistic and economic activity. The cultural district designation was created by the SC General Assembly and Gov. Nikki Haley in 2014. See Lancaster worked with local leaders and Arts Commission staff to develop a map of cultural assets and a strategic plan for the district. City officials will use the cultural district designation to attract visitors and residents to downtown and promote the area as a hub of arts and culture.

For information, contact: Cherry Doster, City of Lancaster Marketing & Development Manager by calling 803/289-1492 or e-mail to (cdoster@lancastercitysc.com).

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