The CMA sits adjacent to one of downtown Columbia's treasures, Boyd Plaza. Completely renovated in 2019, Boyd Plaza offers plenty of seating, plenty of shade, and landscaping and fountains that make for a relaxing place to rest during a busy day on Main Street. This gift to the city from The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation Inc. is the perfect spot for a little reading, hanging out with friends for lunch, or even impromptu meetings every day.
It’s also an outstanding opportunity to build community through arts and cultural activities. The CMA is inviting people into Boyd Plaza with an inaugural year of programming including music, theater, visual art, dance, literature, and more.
This project was supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation.
Events on the Plaza
05 / December
The Move Around Series
Thursday, December 5 | Noon and 7:00 p.m.The Move Around Series features dance and movement inspired by art on view at the CMA. Starlitt Miller, CEO of i am art, and her team of dancers perform their choreographic vision on Boyd Plaza based on pieces in the CMA collection. Originally from
08 / December
Chaye Alexander Presents Live at Boyd Plaza: A Jazzy AfternoonExperience a jazz concert on Boyd Plaza with Chaye Alexander of Chaye’s Lounge that's sure to have you grooving on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoy the songs of the holiday season jazzed up and blended with hints of soulful, funky rhythms from the one and