Spartanburg, SC

‘Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light’ comes to a close

Over the past seven months, light and video installations have sought to create greater city pride and build stronger police-community relationships in 10 Spartanburg neighborhoods.

As “Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light” officially wrapped up Tuesday night, residents and city officials took part in closing ceremonies in the 10 neighborhoods.

Nine public art light projects — from colorful suspended mobiles to floating light islands to brightly lit smokestacks — debuted in October in conjunction with National Night Out, a campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.

Since their debut, the light projects have remained lit alongside ongoing public events in the Andrews Farm, Beaumont Village, Converse Heights, downtown Spartanburg, Forest Park, Hampton Heights, Highland, Maxwell Hills/Duncan Park, Northside and South Converse neighborhoods.

“Seeing Spartanburg truly shined a light of hope and community collaboration that all communities strive to achieve,” said Jennifer Evins, president and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center. “I am extremely grateful to the hundreds of neighborhood residents, city police and staff and over 65 collaborative community partners that made the project a brilliant success.”

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