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Greenville, SC | May 13 – 15

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by Stacy Huggins

When the team behind Artisphere was tasked with making the 10th annual festival bigger and better than ever, they took that mandate to heart.

Atrisphere_ArtisphereFBTheir efforts paid off handsomely—the 2015 Artisphere shattered previous records across the board, and there’s no backing down now.

Artisphere was named a Top 10 Fine Art Show for the fourth time since 2009 and ranked number three in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice. Attendance in 2015 grew from 70,000 to 84,609 to the three-day art fair in the Upstate. The participating artists sold on average $1,500 more than previous years, totaling nearly $1 million. These exhibiting artists represent some of the finest artists in the U.S., working in 17 different types of media.

Artisphere 2013 287 copyGreenville’s Main Street will be taken over by art booths, demonstrations, performances, and workshops—get in on an Art Lab, where you can try your hand at Needle Felting or Encaustic Painting. After the artists close up shop, enjoy the After-Hours Concerts; we’re most excited about Brett Dennen on Saturday night. Kidsphere is packed with great interactive activities for young artists, and the STEAM exhibition explores the relationship between creative technology and the arts.

As a nonprofit festival, Artisphere supports other regional arts nonprofits, and the increased patronage allowed them to contribute $25,000 to their 11 Arts Partners, up from $20,000 previously.

Plan to stay the weekend in Greenville, SC, because one day just isn’t enough to experience all the marvelous arts that Artisphere has to offer.


May 13 – 15, 2016 | Greenville, SC





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Posted in Performing on April 20, 2016 (Spring 2016) by Matt Mill.

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