What could be better than a festival full of art, food, and culture? The answer is nothing and Greenville’s answer is Artisphere. The huge festival will appear on Main Street and surrounding downtown areas this weekend on Friday, May 12-Sunday, May 14, and it’s always a blast. From the artist booths to the demos to the local food to the music, Artisphere offers everyone a taste of Greenville in its unique and fascinating way. Here’s your pre-guide to Artisphere.
Whether or not you’ve been to Artisphere, there are a few buzzwords that you should know in order to stay in touch on social media. Here are a few of my favorite Artisphere experiences:
Art in Action Stage: Brian Olsen is an energetic painter who incorporates music into his overall experience. You can find him using his whole body to paint famous people Friday-Sunday at the festival.
Art Lab: Art in Our Hearts: Highlights of Artisphere If you’re a budding artist yourself, wander over to Postcard from Paris, where you can find the Art Lab with classes and demonstrations all weekend long. It’s even sponsored by Furman, my recent alma mater.
Culinary Arts Cafe: When you need to refuel, the smells and sights of the Culinary Arts Cafe will bring you to E. Broad Street. Check out the restaurants that will be serving you your delicious delights here.
Kidsphere: My absolute favorite Artisphere moments happened at Kidsphere, when I was a kid, but also when I volunteered there through the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Kidsphere offers fun crafts and arts activities for kids to experience the festival on an interactive level.
Visual Artists: The stars of the Artisphere festival include a variety of different artistic talents from ceramics to fiber to glass and many more. Their booths will line Main Street in downtown Greenville, and they will be there all weekend for your viewing pleasure.
If you’d like to learn more about the Artisphere experience, check out my blogs as the official Artisphere blogger here. The Artisphere website is a great resource, and be sure to share your photos and posts on social media this weekend!