MAC Event Schedule: May-July 2020…
Believe or not we’re already in Q2 of MAC’S event schedule of 2020! And despite the pandemic of COVID-19, things are still in motion in the world of Greenville art across the Upstate. So let’s jump right in on what’s happening right now and what to look forward in the coming months (even if we’re still at home!)
Every Friday during Social Distancing
Artists and arts organizations depend on events that have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Listed below are ways you can help each Friday as we practice social distancing. Tag MAC with how you #SupportLocalArts
- Purchase a CD or merchandise from a local musician
- Buy a book from a local author
- Commission a work of art from a local artist
- Donate to an arts organization or purchase a ticket to a future show
- Purchase a piece of art or a gift card from an artists’ website
- Donate to MAC to receive an ArtCard valid through July 2021
- Share and comment on posts from local artists and arts organizations on social media
Artists can find this post each Friday to share their websites, social pages and promos with the Greeenville Community.
MAC’S current exhibit has moved to the digital sphere. Check out, “Alan: A MAC Exhibit” by clicking here. The exhibit honors their Executive Director Alan Ethridge’s 17 years of dedication to the arts in Greenville and his 60th birthday (happy belated birthday, Alan!)
Now Online – Due Friday, June 5th
Are you a Greenville-area artist with a dedicated studio space? Applications for Greenville Open Studios 2020 are now available on their website here. Apply as a new or returning artist online by Friday, June 5th! The event will be held on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. Learn more about the event and find an application here.
Friday, May 1st
Galleries will be hosting Facebook and Instagram Live events as well as listing online galleries available for viewing.
You can visit firstfridaysGVL.com to sign-up for their monthly email and to see the highlights which will be listed by Thursday, April 30th.
Tuesday, May 5th
MAC will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNow on Tuesday, May 5th, a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, no matter who or where we are.
The coronavirus pandemic has had detrimental effects on all of us. In addition to threatened wellness for the entire population, many business sectors have been forced to devise new ways to maintain financial stability. Many are faltering, and very few are thriving.
The arts community in Greenville has also taken a huge hit due to COVID-19. Estimated losses for the major arts groups will exceed $3 million by the end of the year.
Loss of revenue in ticket sales, donations and sponsorships will force certain groups to have reductions in staff and to seriously curtail the number of cultural offerings they present.
Please make a donation through their Facebook campaign here or their website on Tuesday, May 5th if you are able, so that we can continue to be Greenville’s trusted and impassioned champion of the arts. You can find out even more info here.
Friday, June 19th & Saturday, June 20th
MAC’s 24-hour art-making event, Flat Out Under Pressure will take place on Friday, June 19th and Sunday, June 20th. PS, this event may turn into a virtual viewing so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can see all of the Downtown Greenville recycling bins featuring works from last year’s winners on their website here.
Friday, July 10th
Kelli’s new exhibit, “Look.” has been moved to Friday, July 10th-Friday, September 4th
This oil painting exhibit explores themes of dignity and beauty in the commonplace by showcasing a collection of various subjects comprised mainly of portraits but extending to nature themes. You can find out more about Kelli’s work here.
Saturday, July 25th
Originally scheduled for Sunday, May 31st, the event which will be held at Greenville Center For Creative Arts will now take place on Saturday, July 25th from 7-10pm.
MAConnect is a group for 20-40s, which gives members behind the scenes exposure to Greenville’s arts scene. Mod Fȇte is the big annual event for the group.
Tickets: $75 per person, which includes a full year of MAConnect membership and benefits. The event will also feature live music by Phat Lip and entertainment by Nick Burns. You can find out more here.
Hosted at Greenville Center for Creative Arts where you’ll be able to explore their current exhibit as well as their artists’ studios (more info to come.)
New dates: Wednesday, August 12th-Friday, September 11th
One-Stop Open Studios
Typically held during Artisphere as a way to highlight the Fall event, the One-Stop Open Studios exhibit will be moved with Artisphere to Friday, August 21st-Sunday, August 23rd.
One-Stop Open Studios 2020 will feature 12 x 12 (x12) inch works from local artists who have participated in the fall Greenville Open Studios event any time between 2002-2019. The exhibit is a one-stop opportunity to experience Greenville’s diverse and talented visual artists.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to each MAC event date. In the meantime, you can follow MAC across all the social media channels via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Stay strong, #gvlARTS