Springs House – Lancaster, South Carolina
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This March 2009 photo and description of the Springs House in Lancaster comes to the South Carolina Picture Project by way of See Lancaster – a group which encourages travel and tourism in Lancaster County.
“When David Platt from the Lancaster County School District saw the banners on Main Street in Rock Hill, he was so inspired he brought the project back to his home town. After obtaining a grant, and with the help of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, the project was under way.
The banners, made of canvas, were designed and painted by local school children and community members. Every school in the county was involved. Students from middle and high schools made their marks on huge cubes which were erected on the lawn in front of the Springs House – home to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, the Springs Foundation and See Lancaster.
Renowned artist and local resident Bob Doster designed the cubes, and the City of Lancaster assisted with the installation. These colorful cubes and banners will be on display in historic downtown Lancaster until the end of April 2009.”
The Springs House is part of National Register Properties in South Carolina.
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Update: The Banner Project is still going strong in Lancaster and in its third year as of 2011. Christina Chastain is the resident artist. Each of the 18 schools in the county choose their top 25 art students. These students visit Chastain’s Studio Lofts to paint the banners.
This special project is a partnership of the Lancaster County School District, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, Chastain’s Studio Lofts and the City of Lancaster.