Find Spartanburg events and things to do, including concerts, art walks, sporting events and nightlife entertainment. Be sure to also check out our outdoors guide for the Upstate and a listing of museums and galleries.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Applications are now open for Artisphere 2023
Sep 29 all-day
online
Biltmore: Legends of Art + Innovation
Sep 29 all-day
Biltmore Estate

Immerse yourself in Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three
different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in
immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art
and design, Included with the cost of admission, Reservations required

Call for entry: SE Center for Photography
Sep 29 all-day
online w/ SE Center for Photography


© Jerry Park

THE MEMBERS SHOW

MEG GRIFFITHS, JUROR

The Members Show. It’s that time agin, the 2022-23 Members show. Anything goes, all subjects, any photo based imagery. Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the The Members Show is Meg Griffiths. Griffiths was born in Indiana and raised in Texas. She received two B.A.’s from the University of Texas in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently lives in Denton, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor and Area Head of Photography in the Department of Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

Submissions Now Open

Submissions Close 10/2/22

Exhibition Opens 12/2/22

Remnants
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day
Woodbine Studio & Gallery

Remnants – Quilts, Mixed Media, and Oil paintings
Artist’s Reception 6-9 pm

Kellie Legrand
Leslie Hart
Meredith B. Skinner

Contemporary Print Collective: Unmasked
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art can provide an important intellectual and emotional outlet when the artist and the audience face personal and social challenges. After 2 years of an anemic social environment due to a challenging global crisis, privatization has trumped community in many respects. This process has been visually hallmarked by face coverings, which, while vital to public health, also represent the suppression of social interaction contributing to emotional isolation. In Unmasked, printmakers reintroduce themselves to society through self-portraits. Participants were asked to create a self-portrait that is recognizable yet not necessarily realistic. These portraits range in print media, from relief prints of woodcut and linoleum to intaglio and lithography.

2022 Annual Juried Exhibition
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

The Artists Collective | Spartanburg is pleased to present it’s fourth Annual Juried Exhibition. 70 artworks will be displayed and available for sale in our Solomon Gallery from Tuesday, 13 Sep – Saturday, 22 Oct.

The awards ceremony and reception will be held Saturday, 17 Sep. from 6 – 8pm.

This year we received artworks from five states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Andy Warhol: Celebrity Portraits
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

Selections from the USC Upstate Permanent collection of works by Andy Warhol, including original silk screen prints, Polaroids, and photographs.

FAST LANE: The NASCAR Photography of Darryl Moran
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

Darryl Moran’s images depict the frantic pace of race day as well as the camaraderie of the drivers, intimate moments with fans and family members, and the support and spirit of the pit crew. During his tenure, the self-taught artist captured such legendary drivers as Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Tammy Jo Kirk, and Harry Gant.

Moran’s pictures were some of the first to capture the emotion of the races and the compassion of the drivers and fans. His images, taken initially for his own interests, caught the eye of NASCAR executives, who felt that they signaled a new direction for the sport’s image, one that focused on a broader scope of experiences and not just the technicality of the race and its winners. Through photographs, memorabilia, and objects, the exhibition explores Moran’s development of this new vision of NASCAR, one that continues to shape the images of the sport today.

The exhibition also examines Moran’s role as a NASCAR photographer, including taking all the gear needed for the day – cameras, multiple lenses, water bottles, batteries, media cards, and more. NASCAR photographers move rapidly from the media center to the garage, to the track, and to the winner’s circle. After the first practice ends its back to the media center to process images, transmit them, and rest for a few minutes before heading to the garage or track to start all over. When there is a full-race the cycle repeats itself – when the race ends it’s a rush to the winner’s circle to get the best spot for a photo of the winner. And finally, it is back to the media center to transmit images to the various media outlets.

In its commitment to connecting Upstate local history with national and global history, the Upcountry History Museum will share the story of Greenville Pickens Speedway which started as a dirt track in 1940. After thirty years on dirt, the Speedway was paved in 1970. On April 10, 1971, Greenville Pickens Speedway hosted the first-ever, start to finish, live televised NASCAR Race. Since then, hundreds of sanctioned NASCAR races have taken place at the Speedway. Though the cars and drivers have changed, the legacy and thrill of racing continues.

It Begins With A Sketch Art Exhibit
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Spartanburg artist Beth Regula will be sharing the artist’s process in her upcoming exhibition, “It Begins with a Sketch: Polymer Clay,” Sept. 6 through Oct. 1 in Gallery II of the Artists Collective | Spartanburg. An artist’s talk is scheduled for Sept. 15 during the Spartanburg ArtWalk.

The exhibition consists of more than a dozen free-standing sculptures and relief wall hangings. Each of the small works will be accompanied by the sketches from which they originated.

MADE YOU LOOK!!! art exhibit
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

MADE YOU LOOK!!!

Tad Grubbs and James Allen Bolt

Spartanburg artist Tad Grubbs struggled with health issues nearly two decades ago, and fellow artist James Allen Bolt has dealt with the stress and sadness of the Covid pandemic over the past two years as a healthcare worker. Both have used those trials to create their art, which they will present in an exhibition, “Made You Look,” Sept. 6 through Oct. 1 in Gallery III at the Artist Collective | Spartanburg. An artists’ reception will be held Sept. 15 in conjunction with Spartanburg ArtWalk.

 

Creative Ladies
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Creative Ladies is a group that uses their creative minds, and a variety of materials for projects that have been featured at the Chapman Cultural Center and at the Spring Fling.

CC Woodson Community Center
210 Bomar Avenue
864-596-3710
True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Flood Gallery

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

Friday, September 30, 2022
Applications are now open for Artisphere 2023
Sep 30 all-day
online
Biltmore: Legends of Art + Innovation
Sep 30 all-day
Biltmore Estate

Immerse yourself in Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three
different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in
immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art
and design, Included with the cost of admission, Reservations required

Call for entry: SE Center for Photography
Sep 30 all-day
online w/ SE Center for Photography


© Jerry Park

THE MEMBERS SHOW

MEG GRIFFITHS, JUROR

The Members Show. It’s that time agin, the 2022-23 Members show. Anything goes, all subjects, any photo based imagery. Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the The Members Show is Meg Griffiths. Griffiths was born in Indiana and raised in Texas. She received two B.A.’s from the University of Texas in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently lives in Denton, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor and Area Head of Photography in the Department of Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

Submissions Now Open

Submissions Close 10/2/22

Exhibition Opens 12/2/22

Greer Arts and Eats Festival
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day
Greer City Park

The Greer Arts and Eats Festival is a FREE to attend family-oriented event featuring items from local artisans, food and drink from the Upstate, interactive children’s activities and live music in the park.
The festival will be held in downtown Greer and feature 60+ local vendors. The food court will include many diverse options such as smoked southern BBQ, gourmet mac and cheese, vegan chili, indulgent desserts and craft beers for those 21 and older.
There is a free Kids Creation Station happening on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., which will offer free arts and crafts for children of all ages.

More information about vendors, music lineup, and other information can be found at www.greerartsandeats.com

Contemporary Print Collective: Unmasked
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art can provide an important intellectual and emotional outlet when the artist and the audience face personal and social challenges. After 2 years of an anemic social environment due to a challenging global crisis, privatization has trumped community in many respects. This process has been visually hallmarked by face coverings, which, while vital to public health, also represent the suppression of social interaction contributing to emotional isolation. In Unmasked, printmakers reintroduce themselves to society through self-portraits. Participants were asked to create a self-portrait that is recognizable yet not necessarily realistic. These portraits range in print media, from relief prints of woodcut and linoleum to intaglio and lithography.

2022 Annual Juried Exhibition
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

The Artists Collective | Spartanburg is pleased to present it’s fourth Annual Juried Exhibition. 70 artworks will be displayed and available for sale in our Solomon Gallery from Tuesday, 13 Sep – Saturday, 22 Oct.

The awards ceremony and reception will be held Saturday, 17 Sep. from 6 – 8pm.

This year we received artworks from five states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Andy Warhol: Celebrity Portraits
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

Selections from the USC Upstate Permanent collection of works by Andy Warhol, including original silk screen prints, Polaroids, and photographs.

FAST LANE: The NASCAR Photography of Darryl Moran
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

Darryl Moran’s images depict the frantic pace of race day as well as the camaraderie of the drivers, intimate moments with fans and family members, and the support and spirit of the pit crew. During his tenure, the self-taught artist captured such legendary drivers as Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Tammy Jo Kirk, and Harry Gant.

Moran’s pictures were some of the first to capture the emotion of the races and the compassion of the drivers and fans. His images, taken initially for his own interests, caught the eye of NASCAR executives, who felt that they signaled a new direction for the sport’s image, one that focused on a broader scope of experiences and not just the technicality of the race and its winners. Through photographs, memorabilia, and objects, the exhibition explores Moran’s development of this new vision of NASCAR, one that continues to shape the images of the sport today.

The exhibition also examines Moran’s role as a NASCAR photographer, including taking all the gear needed for the day – cameras, multiple lenses, water bottles, batteries, media cards, and more. NASCAR photographers move rapidly from the media center to the garage, to the track, and to the winner’s circle. After the first practice ends its back to the media center to process images, transmit them, and rest for a few minutes before heading to the garage or track to start all over. When there is a full-race the cycle repeats itself – when the race ends it’s a rush to the winner’s circle to get the best spot for a photo of the winner. And finally, it is back to the media center to transmit images to the various media outlets.

In its commitment to connecting Upstate local history with national and global history, the Upcountry History Museum will share the story of Greenville Pickens Speedway which started as a dirt track in 1940. After thirty years on dirt, the Speedway was paved in 1970. On April 10, 1971, Greenville Pickens Speedway hosted the first-ever, start to finish, live televised NASCAR Race. Since then, hundreds of sanctioned NASCAR races have taken place at the Speedway. Though the cars and drivers have changed, the legacy and thrill of racing continues.