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    Things You Shouldn’t Miss This Artisphere Weekend in Greenville, SC

    Greenville’s biggest downtown open-air festivity of visual arts is happening on May 11-13

    This year’s festival marks the 14th anniversary of one of the top-ranked arts festivals in the country. Main Street will be alive all weekend with visual, performing, and culinary arts. A lot of local talents will be featured in the event as well as top performers from across the Southeast.

    Each year thousands of people come to downtown Greenville to enjoy the Artisphere festival. It’s a fun, family-friendly festival that offers a great way to experience visual, performing, and culinary arts. People can peruse the streets, appreciate arts and pieces from local artists, enjoy the free outdoor performances, watch a culinary show, and indulge in the many food stalls.

    Aside from music and entertainment, Artisphere provides art patrons with an opportunity to celebrate all forms of arts. Artists Row will feature 127 artists that cover the gamut of visual arts — ceramics, digital arts, drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, photography, metalwork and much more. Visitors can also enjoy various art demonstrations on site.

    Artisphere Festival Attractions

    • Art of Healthy Living Exhibit
    • Greenville County High School Exhibit
    • Art in Action Stage
    • Kidsphere North & South
    • Art Lab
    • Main Stage
    • Artist Demo Row
    • Opening Night Gala
    • Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition
    • STEAM Exhibit
    • Culinary Arts Café
    • Wine & Craft Beer Experience
    • Culinary Arts Café Stage

    KIDSPHERE

    Kids can engage in the creative process and make crafts in the Kidsphere area. There are two areas. The North activities include Handmade crafts, Fabric Mosaics, Super Hero Masks, Handmade Mother’s day Cards and more. The new South area includes activities such as creating sound shakers, participate in music making, and interact with larger-than-life costumed characters.

     

    Food, Drinks, & Entertainment

    The Culinary Arts Cafe on E. Broad Street will offer eclectic fare from a wide variety of local restaurants. Festival-goers can enjoy local and regional musicians on the Culinary Arts Cafe Stage. List of all performers can be viewed online at artisphere.org/performing-arts. Wine & Craft Beer experience can be enjoyed from  1 pm – 6 pm throughout Artisphere event. Cash is accepted at all stands while credit cards are accepted at select locations. An ATM will be on site.

    Food vendors include The Trappe Door, Barley’s Craft Pizza & Beer, Larkin’s on the River, Cantina 76, Chicken Salad Chick, Bacon Bros, and Mimi’s Steakhouse of Japan. You can find everything from pizza to pulled pork sandwiches to veggie taco.

     

    Want to go?


    What: Artisphere Festival
    Where: Downtown Greenville
    When: 12-8 pm Friday; 10 am-8 pm Saturday and 11 am-6 pm Sunday. KIDSPHERE: 3 pm -7 pm Friday; 10 am-7 pm Saturday and 11 am-5 pm Sunday
    Info: artisphere.org

     

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