Ninety banners using the new city branding created by Community Design Solutions are going up all over the historic downtown district.
As Plant City’s historic downtown district keeps trending toward a fresh new look and feel, getting new banners to display around the area was the next logical step.
The Arts Council of Plant City and Plant City Main Street teamed up this time to create the new banners, which use the multicolored design introduced last year by Community Design Solutions in its Downtown Vision Plan. This was done to stay consistent with the rest of the imaging the city is going for, from it’s print and online materials to a recent art display installed on the wall next to the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce.
The groups have nearly doubled the amount of banners that were on display downtown — shooting up to 90 from 50 — and are well on their way to finishing the job of hanging them up throughout the “core” downtown area.
“The Arts Council was very excited to partner with Main Street because we want to see them succeed, as well as the other organizations in Plant City,” Arts Council director Marsha Passmore said.
Some of the previous banners, which were designed in 2018 by Paul Hetrick, were given out Monday afternoon when the Arts Council and Main Street held an official ceremony to introduce the new banners to members of both groups, Vice-Mayor Nate Kilton, city commissioners Mike Sparkman, Bill Dodson and Mary Thomas Mathis, City Manager Bill McDaniel and more. Though Hetrick did not design the banners this time, he printed them again.