On December 1, 2016 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission accepted a ceremonial key to this venue signifying that the transfer of ownership from the Howard Hughes Corporation to the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission is complete.
The Downtown Columbia Plan of 2010 envisioned our organization as a key supporter of expanded artistic, cultural, civic, and educational programming at Merriweather and throughout Downtown. The Commission’s ownership of this venue unlocks that potential.
Next year, Columbia and Merriweather will celebrate their 50th birthdays, and we look forward to playing a supporting role in these community-wide celebrations.
Those celebrations, like Wednesday's, are times for reaffirming our commitment to the principles that Columbia aspires to and the partnerships that bring them to life.
We are ready to celebrate, and we are also ready to begin work on Columbia’s next chapter and ensure this city and its residents continue to thrive for decades to come.