Greenville’s Premier Art Festival Returns with a Splash of Color and a Symphony of Talent
Greenville Post, South Carolina – April 4, 2023
Artisphere, Greenville’s most anticipated arts and cultural event, is back for its 19th edition from May 12th to May 14th, 2023. Celebrating local, national, and international talent, this vibrant festival promises a delightful weekend filled with visual, performing, and culinary arts. Set against the scenic backdrop of downtown Greenville, Artisphere 2023 invites art enthusiasts, families, and curious visitors to immerse themselves in an unforgettable experience.
Schedule and Highlights:
The three-day festival kicks off on Friday, May 12th, at 1 PM and runs through Sunday, May 14th, until 6 PM. The weekend features a diverse lineup of events and attractions for all ages, including:
- Artists Row: Discover the works of over 135 carefully selected artists from around the globe, spanning various mediums such as painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and mixed media.
- Culinary Arts Café: Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Greenville as local restaurants and food trucks serve up a diverse array of cuisine.
- Performing Arts Stage: Enjoy live performances from local and national musicians, dance troupes, and theater groups.
- Kidsphere: A dedicated space for the little ones to explore their creative side through hands-on art activities and workshops, all under the guidance of experienced artists and educators.
- Art Lab: An interactive zone that offers festival-goers the opportunity to participate in art demonstrations and create their own masterpieces alongside professional artists.
- Artists of the Upstate: A juried exhibition showcasing the work of local artists, providing a platform to celebrate and support the thriving artistic community in the Upstate region.
- Emerging Artists Program: A unique initiative aimed at promoting the next generation of artistic talent by offering mentorship, exhibition space, and a chance to connect with art enthusiasts and potential buyers.
Parking and Transportation:
Visitors are encouraged to use the various parking facilities available throughout downtown Greenville. The City of Greenville operates several parking garages within walking distance of the festival grounds, including the Church Street Garage, River Street Garage, and Richardson Street Garage. Parking rates may vary, so it is advisable to check the city’s parking website for up-to-date information.
In addition, the Greenville Trolley will be offering a special Artisphere route, providing a convenient and free way to explore the festival grounds and nearby attractions. The trolley service will run throughout the weekend, with stops at popular locations such as Falls Park, the Peace Center, and Fluor Field.
Artisphere is committed to ensuring that the festival is accessible to all visitors. All event areas, including Artists Row, Culinary Arts Café, and Performing Arts Stage, are wheelchair accessible. Accessible restrooms will be available throughout the festival grounds. ASL interpreters will be provided for select performances on the Performing Arts Stage, and large-print materials can be requested at the Artisphere Information Booth.
Artisphere 2023 is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees. The festival organizers will closely follow the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC to implement appropriate health and safety measures. Attendees are encouraged to stay informed about any updates related to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols by visiting the festival’s official website.
The success of Artisphere relies heavily on the support of its volunteers. The festival offers various volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, and corporate teams looking to give back to the community and be a part of this incredible event. If you’re interested in volunteering, visit the Artisphere website for more information on available positions and how to sign up.
Artisphere 2023 promises to be an unforgettable weekend filled with creativity, inspiration, and entertainment. Whether you’re a dedicated art enthusiast or simply looking for a fun way to spend a weekend with family and friends, this premier art festival offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready to experience the magic of Artisphere in the heart of downtown Greenville!