Oil Painting by George Hodan

Experience the 19th annual Artisphere event in downtown Greenville SC next weekend, rain or shine, with free admission for the whole family. The event will take place on May 12th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, May 13th from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and May 14th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Artists Row will feature nearly 150 visual artists showcasing various mediums, including Oil Painting, Mixed Media 3D, Ceramics, Jewelry, and Furniture. The festival will also include exhibits such as Kidsphere, Clemson STEM, Art Lab, Artists on the Rise, Artists of the Upstate, Arts and Drafts, Chalk Art, Demo Row, Festival Store, Pop-up Street Stages, and TCMU Imagination Playground.

Indulge in the culinary arts on the Main Street Bridge, with a variety of food vendors such as Society Sandwich Bar and Social Club, Abanico, Bonjour Crepe, and Latin Flavors featuring their empanadas.

Live entertainment will be ongoing throughout the festival, featuring musicians Sunny War, Robert Jon & the Wreck, Caitlin Krisko and the Broadcast, Kentucky Gentlemen, The Pinkerton Raid, Andrew Wooten with Caroline’s Roost, Kismet Kind, Run Kate Run, Linda Faye’s Sound, Quasi Quasar, Chris Gladson, and Dazer. The performing artists include Center Stage Theatre, Glow Lyric Theater, Vocal Matrix Chorus, Fine Arts Center Jazz Department, The Palmetto Statesman, Greenville Theatre, Carolina Bronze handbell Ensemble, Fine Arts Center Department of Theatre, Dance Theatre of Greenville Performance Company, Carolina Ballet, and SC Childrens Theatre.

This is one of Greenville's most favored festivals, a definite must-do if you are in the area next weekend.


(Image of Oil Painting by George Hodan, CC0)