Main Street Hanover to Launch Public Art Program
Invites Community to Donate Items
HANOVER, PA – July 9, 2014 – Main Street Hanover is pleased to announce plans to launch a public art program in downtown Hanover and is asking the community for help in securing the re-purposed items for the sculpture.
Main Street Hanover has commissioned local artist Jeff Asper of Tossed and Found Art for the first public art sculpture. The concept for this initial art piece is an infinity sign, representing downtown Hanover’s boundless potential and made of a metal frame with interior components consisting of re-purposed items from Hanover’s agricultural and the industrial roots.
Main Street Hanover is seeking unique agricultural and industrial elements for the art piece. If you would like to donate item(s) to be included in the sculpture, please contact Jeff Asper at 717-571-4491 or drop the items off at the Hanover Area Arts Guild, located at 32 Carlisle Street. Donors will be recognized.
This initial public art piece was made possible through grants received from the York County Community Foundation and PNC Bank.
Main Street Hanover’s mission is to expand the economic capacity of downtown Hanover, thus improving business environment, enhancing the quality of place, and increasing community synergy. Consistent with the Main Street Four Point Approach, Main Street Hanover has a committee structure focused on organization, design, economic restructuring and promotion to revitalize the downtown. The Design Committee is leading the downtown public art program, a step in its vision to transform the downtown streetscape, creating a friendly atmosphere to live, work and play.
The Main Street Hanover initiative brings together diverse community interests and resources to promote the economic vitality, architectural heritage and cultural vibrancy of the downtown business district for the benefit of the greater Hanover area and is overseen by the York County Economic Alliance.
As the second largest population center in York County, the Hanover area significantly impacts the overall economy of South Central Pennsylvania. Through increased partnership to implement Main Street Hanover, Hanover Borough, Penn Township, Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Alliance are committed to expanding the region’s economic capacity.
The mission of the York County Economic Alliance is to lead economic growth, connect local businesses to resources and each other and advocate for business and the community to create a prosperous York County. For more information, visit www.ycea-pa.org.
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Artist / Owner
Tossed and Found Art
Senior Manager, Economic Development & Main Street Hanover
York County Economic Alliance