Arts

CULTURE | Feed Your Artistic Side

There is a reason the word "art" is in SpARTanburg.

Spartanburg is one of South Carolina’s most established, respected, progressive, and diverse art communities. From the fine arts — ballet, symphonies, opera -- to the cutting edge -- street performers, graffiti, dance mobs -- there is art aplenty for everyone in what locals refer to as “Hub City.” Most recently, because of the concentration of creativity, the heart of downtown Spartanburg was designated a “cultural district” by the South Carolina Arts Commission. Within the cultural district, you can walk to and enjoy world-class art galleries, studios, music venues, breweries, fine restaurants (culinary arts), book stores (local literature publishing), coffee shops, libraries, and museums. On most any day, you are likely to encounter live music in the streets, featuring jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, or beach music. On the streets themselves there are many displays of public art -- statues, murals, and funky temporary installations -- most of which were created by local artists. Insider’s tip: If you are here on the third Thursday of the month, join the ArtWalk, when most of the galleries and museums are open 5-9 p.m. It is an evening of meeting and greeting, and seeing the latest works of art, and it’s free! If you are looking for a vibe, this is where you’ll find it. As you venture out beyond downtown, you’ll encounter art, creativity, and entertainment of every variety, such as themed festivals, multifaceted art centers, artists co-ops, and some of the largest performance venues in the state. If you are looking for a hub creativity in Upstate South Carolina, you have found it in the Hub City. Please check out the many art-related links below. Yes, there is art in SpARTanburg.

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Museums & Galleries

Art Lounge

500 E Main St
Spartanburg 
864-804-6566

Carolina Foothills Artisans Center

124 W Cherokee St
Chesnee  SC 29323-3051
(864) 461-3050

Carolina Gallery

523 W Main St
Spartanburg  SC 29306-2305
(864) 585-3335

Craighall Gallery

1024 Asheville Hwy
Inman  SC 29349
(864) 472-4614

Creative Hands Artisan Ctr

107 Spartanburg Hwy
Lyman  SC 29365-1627
(864) 949-9144

Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery (USC Upstate)

800 University Way
Spartanburg  SC 29303
(864) 503-5838

Frame House & Gallery

28 Mill St
Inman  SC 29349-1532
(864) 472-4270

Gallery East

512 E. Main St
Spartanburg  SC
864-804-6067

HUB-BUB

149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave.
Spartanburg  SC 29306
(864) 582-0056

Jacobs Frame Shop

950 E Main St
Spartanburg  SC 29302-2148
(864) 582-5375

Mary Ellen Suitt Art Gallery (Spartanburg Methodist College)

1000 Powell Mill Rd
Spartanburg  SC 29301
(864) 587-4000

Milliken Art Gallery (Converse College)

580 E. Main St
Spartanburg  SC
864-596-9000

Sandor Teszler Library Gallery Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery (Wofford College)

429 North Church St.
Spartanburg  SC 29303
(864) 597-4000

Spartanburg Art Museum

200 E Saint John St
Spartanburg  SC 29306-5124
(864) 582-7616

Spartanburg Science Center

200 E St John St
Spartanburg  SC 29306
(864) 583-2777

TJC Gallery

154 W. Main St
Spartanburg 
864-594-5826

Touchable Art Gallery

355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg  SC 29302
(864) 577-7863

West Main Artists Cooperative

578 West Main Street
Spartanburg  SC 29301
(864) 804-6501

Wet Paint Syndrome

1064 Fernwood-Glendale Rd.
Spartanburg  SC 29307
(864) 579-9604

Z Art Group

636 Old Whitney Rd
Spartanburg  SC 29303
864-583-3008


Theaters & Performing Arts Venues

Chapman Cultural Center

200 East Saint John St.
Spartanburg  SC
(864) 542-2787

District 3 Community Auditorium

381 Cherry Hill Rd.
Spartanburg  SC 29307
(864) 279-6700

District 5 Fine Arts Center

150 East Main Street
Duncan  SC 29334
(864) 949-2350

HUB-BUB

149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave.
Spartanburg  SC 29306
(864) 582-0056

Pacolet Opry House

120 R.S Burns Dr
Pacolet  SC 29372
(864) 474-2492

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

385 N Church St
Spartanburg  SC 29303-3600
(864) 582-8107

Tony White Theater @ Wofford College

429 N Church St
Spartanburg  SC 29303-3663
(864) 597-4000

Twichell Auditorium

580 East Main St.
Spartanburg  SC 29302
(864) 596-9000


Art & Culture Trails

Spartanburg Music Trail

Access: 196 W. Main St
Spartanburg 
864-577-9349

Trains on the Trail

Access: 325 E. Henry St; 180 Country Club Rd
Spartanburg 
864-598-9638


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