Talks and Tours
Gallery Tour: Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter
A guided tour provides an overview of Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter, featuring an al
In the spring of 2017, The Columbia Design League, in partnership with One Columbia for Arts and History, collected ideas and designs from the public for a new city flag. Nearly 550 designs were submitted and, in the fall of 2017, the winning submission will be awarded a $2,500.00 prize, made possible by the Columbia Design League and Columbia Flag and Sign Company.
The 547 submissions are with the North American Vexillological Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of vexillology (the scientific and scholarly study of flag history and symbolism). NAVA is reviewing and rating the designs based on the principles of good flag design.
After their review is complete, we'll share the top designs online so you can rank them for 3-4 weeks early this summer. After the public review, we'll make a design recommendation to Council and look forward to a public unveiling of the new flag in August.
The current flag, created in 1912, is rarely displayed in non-governmental locations. With a government seal and outdated imagery, it doesn’t represent our city’s residents nor does it follow the principles of good flag design.
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As a public art initiative, design entries become part of the public domain. No organization will profit from the flag design and the elements of the design will be available to the public to use and repurpose.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a design or ask a question.