With support from the Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville paints its visual arts scene in broad strokes, promoting top-shelf art events in its ever-expanding list of things to do.*
MONTHLY / FIRST FRIDAYS GALLERY CRAWL
Various art studios, GreenvilleArts.com/First-Fridays
It’s all about art every first Friday of the month, when some 25 artists welcome visitors to their studios after-hours from 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Council, First Fridays encompass studios in downtown Greenville, Village of West Greenville, Augusta Street, Hampton Station and Taylors.
MAY 7-9 / ARTISPHERE
Downtown Greenville, Artisphere.org
Downtown teems with artists’ booths, bands and craft activities in early May, when Greenville’s premiere annual art festival takes to Main Street.
SUMMER / FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE
Downtown Greenville, GreenvilleArts.com/FOUP-2
This 24-hour juried competition challenges local artists to create work to display on the eight recycling bins along Main Street in downtown Greenville. Winning works are also exhibited at the Metropolitan Art Council, 16 Augusta St.
SEPTEMBER 17-19 / INDIE CRAFT PARADE
Timmons Arena at Furman University
330 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, IndieCraftParade.com
Browsing the creations of more than 100 local artisans at the Indie Craft Parade is bound to inspire creative gift-giving.
NOVEMBER / OPEN STUDIOS
Various locations within a 15-mile radius of downtown Greenville
A free, self-guided art tour to connect with more than 125 local artists one-on-one in their studios.
*Events and event dates are subject to change due to COVID-19. Please check each event listing for updated information.