Looking for arts and theatre events in Greenville, SC? Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, you’ll be sure to find something that piques your interest.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Sep 28 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Call for Entries to the 17th annual Artisphere festival!
Sep 28 all-day
Online

Ranked a TOP 10 Fine Art and Fine Craft festival by the Art Fair Sourcebook and #3 out of 20 finalists in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Art Festival, Artisphere is a signature event on Greenville’s busy cultural calendar that draws both locals and art buying tourists to Greenville, SC’s dynamic downtown.

A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, notable on-site artist amenities and hospitality, and over 500 volunteers make the Artisphere three-day event an enjoyable experience for exhibiting artists and the public alike.

KEY DEADLINES
October 8, 2021: Deadline to submit application.
December 3, 2021: Artist Notification
January 14, 2022:  Acceptance of Festival Participation and Booth Fees Due
February 25, 2022:  Final Date for Cancellation and Receipt of Refund
May 6-8, 2022:  Festival Dates

LOCATION
The Artisphere outdoor festival takes place in Downtown Greenville, SC. Exhibitor booths are located along Main Street.  Greenville is located among the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina on I-85 about halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte.

EVENT DATES AND TIMES
Artist Check-In:  Friday, May 6 (6am – 11am)
Festival Hours:  Friday, May 6 (NOON – 8pm)
Saturday, May 7 (10am – 8pm)
Sunday, May 8 (11am – 6pm)
Artist Load-Out:  Sunday, May 8 (6pm – until)

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison + Rosa Parks performance and discussion videos
Sep 28 all-day
online

For the first time in Greenville Chautauqua’s history you can view three of 2021 Reinventing America Festival performances and discussions.

You can catch them virtually through Oct 3. You have access to videos of the live shows and also the Virtual Conversations with the performers about their characters.

Please note, these virtual programs are only viewable through mid-night Sunday October 3 (to honor the intellectual property of the performers.) 

So go ahead and schedule some “downtime” in the comfort of your home and step back into history with Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Rosa Parks.

Wings of the City Art Exhibit
Sep 28 all-day
Falls Park and on the Peace Center
WINGS OF THE CITY
Local news has shared several recent stories about a petition to remove the Wings of the City exhibit. Art can create many different reactions and emotions in viewers, and Hispanic Alliance respects the right to both share these impressions and to be civically active in the community.
We also want to reassure the community that the vast majority of responses to this exhibit have been overwhelmingly positive. Many are full of pride to have a world-renowned artist, and the accompanying tourism, brought to our home. Please read a joint statement from the City of Greenville and Hispanic Alliance regarding the City’s support for Wings of the City, as well as the real intentions behind welcoming this art.
On a personal note, Hispanic Alliance has been deeply touched by the supportive messages and generous donations of those seeking to preserve this art for everyone. We encourage you to see these impressive sculptures in-person! Please visit WingsofGVL.com to learn more, and don’t forget to use the hashtags #WingsofGVL, #AlasdeGVL, and #WingsoftheCity.
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm
Oconaluftee Indian Village

Monday-Saturday (CLOSED SUNDAY)
Come spend the day with us! As you enter the Oconaluftee Indian Village you are swept away to the 18th century. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, your spirit is calmed by the sound of the cool mountain streams. Guided tours will take you through craft demonstrations by award-winning artists who will explain the unique Cherokee crafting techniques. Meet historical Cherokee people in the living history section. You can also view special shows throughout the season such as “Time of War” and traditional Cherokee dancing. Sit, relax and dine at the picnic tables with the Oconaluftee natives after you order from the concession area. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir from the Gift Shop to remember your visit to our Cherokee Indian village.

*Hours are subject to change based on weather, road closures, etc. Please follow Oconaluftee Indian Village on Instagram and Facebook for closure announcements or call 828-497-2111 for up to date information.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Sep 29 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Call for Entries to the 17th annual Artisphere festival!
Sep 29 all-day
Online

Ranked a TOP 10 Fine Art and Fine Craft festival by the Art Fair Sourcebook and #3 out of 20 finalists in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Art Festival, Artisphere is a signature event on Greenville’s busy cultural calendar that draws both locals and art buying tourists to Greenville, SC’s dynamic downtown.

A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, notable on-site artist amenities and hospitality, and over 500 volunteers make the Artisphere three-day event an enjoyable experience for exhibiting artists and the public alike.

KEY DEADLINES
October 8, 2021: Deadline to submit application.
December 3, 2021: Artist Notification
January 14, 2022:  Acceptance of Festival Participation and Booth Fees Due
February 25, 2022:  Final Date for Cancellation and Receipt of Refund
May 6-8, 2022:  Festival Dates

LOCATION
The Artisphere outdoor festival takes place in Downtown Greenville, SC. Exhibitor booths are located along Main Street.  Greenville is located among the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina on I-85 about halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte.

EVENT DATES AND TIMES
Artist Check-In:  Friday, May 6 (6am – 11am)
Festival Hours:  Friday, May 6 (NOON – 8pm)
Saturday, May 7 (10am – 8pm)
Sunday, May 8 (11am – 6pm)
Artist Load-Out:  Sunday, May 8 (6pm – until)

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison + Rosa Parks performance and discussion videos
Sep 29 all-day
online

For the first time in Greenville Chautauqua’s history you can view three of 2021 Reinventing America Festival performances and discussions.

You can catch them virtually through Oct 3. You have access to videos of the live shows and also the Virtual Conversations with the performers about their characters.

Please note, these virtual programs are only viewable through mid-night Sunday October 3 (to honor the intellectual property of the performers.) 

So go ahead and schedule some “downtime” in the comfort of your home and step back into history with Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Rosa Parks.

Wings of the City Art Exhibit
Sep 29 all-day
Falls Park and on the Peace Center
WINGS OF THE CITY
Local news has shared several recent stories about a petition to remove the Wings of the City exhibit. Art can create many different reactions and emotions in viewers, and Hispanic Alliance respects the right to both share these impressions and to be civically active in the community.
We also want to reassure the community that the vast majority of responses to this exhibit have been overwhelmingly positive. Many are full of pride to have a world-renowned artist, and the accompanying tourism, brought to our home. Please read a joint statement from the City of Greenville and Hispanic Alliance regarding the City’s support for Wings of the City, as well as the real intentions behind welcoming this art.
On a personal note, Hispanic Alliance has been deeply touched by the supportive messages and generous donations of those seeking to preserve this art for everyone. We encourage you to see these impressive sculptures in-person! Please visit WingsofGVL.com to learn more, and don’t forget to use the hashtags #WingsofGVL, #AlasdeGVL, and #WingsoftheCity.
Arbor Huescapes: Paintings by Michael Fowler
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Artist Michael Fowler creates evocative abstract landscape paintings by incorporating vibrant colors with subtle, complex details. His semi-large-scale approach invites viewers to step into his work and build a sense of wonder and contemplation surrounding the natural world. Fowler’s artistic response in contemplating nature is to capture something of a landscape’s pleasantness, which is often unexpected harmonies of color and shape. In his latest exhibit, Arbor Huescapes, Fowler highlights the distinctive vegetation – primarily trees – and topography of North and South Carolina’s midlands and piedmont regions.

Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a focus in Advertising Design. He then attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History. From there, he attended the University of Memphis where he earned a Doctorate in Higher Education. Based in North Augusta, South Carolina, Fowler is currently an associate professor of design and computer graphics and serves as the Mary Durban Toole Chair of Art at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. His paintings are in a number of public and private collections nationally, and he actively exhibits in regional and national shows.

Please note: Arbor Huescapes has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis and will now open in fall 2021. The exhibit is on display daily September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Baker Exhibit Center. All works are available for purchase and a portion of sales will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

Biltmore: Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore

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Included with admission

A unique-to-Biltmore, large-scale outdoor sculpture will be crafted and installed in Antler Hill Village this spring by Patrick Dougherty. Over the last three decades, this internationally-acclaimed artist has combined his carpentry skills and love of nature to build over 300 of these wondrous works, captivating the hearts and imaginations of viewers worldwide.

Image: Close Ties (2006) Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Dingwall, Scotland. Photo: Fin Macrae
NOTE: This is an example of Patrick Dougherty’s work; the artist will create Biltmore’s unique structure in Antler Hill Village this spring.

Studio 52: MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), 3rd-5th Grades
Sep 29 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

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Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here
Discover the fun and fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and simple choreography in the development of a Broadway repertoire. Students will learn proper vocal technique, storytelling through song, musical theatre-style choreography, and how to work within an ensemble. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.
Instructor: Anna Kimmell & Matthew Glover
*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.
Studio 52: MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), 6th-8th Grades
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

Build on the fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and basic choreography in the development of a musical revue. Expand on principles of vocal technique, music theory, knowledge of Broadway repertoire, expression of character through movement, and learn how to elevate performances by making specific and unique choices on stage. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

 

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Sep 30 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Call for Entries to the 17th annual Artisphere festival!
Sep 30 all-day
Online

Ranked a TOP 10 Fine Art and Fine Craft festival by the Art Fair Sourcebook and #3 out of 20 finalists in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Art Festival, Artisphere is a signature event on Greenville’s busy cultural calendar that draws both locals and art buying tourists to Greenville, SC’s dynamic downtown.

A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, notable on-site artist amenities and hospitality, and over 500 volunteers make the Artisphere three-day event an enjoyable experience for exhibiting artists and the public alike.

KEY DEADLINES
October 8, 2021: Deadline to submit application.
December 3, 2021: Artist Notification
January 14, 2022:  Acceptance of Festival Participation and Booth Fees Due
February 25, 2022:  Final Date for Cancellation and Receipt of Refund
May 6-8, 2022:  Festival Dates

LOCATION
The Artisphere outdoor festival takes place in Downtown Greenville, SC. Exhibitor booths are located along Main Street.  Greenville is located among the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina on I-85 about halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte.

EVENT DATES AND TIMES
Artist Check-In:  Friday, May 6 (6am – 11am)
Festival Hours:  Friday, May 6 (NOON – 8pm)
Saturday, May 7 (10am – 8pm)
Sunday, May 8 (11am – 6pm)
Artist Load-Out:  Sunday, May 8 (6pm – until)

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison + Rosa Parks performance and discussion videos
Sep 30 all-day
online

For the first time in Greenville Chautauqua’s history you can view three of 2021 Reinventing America Festival performances and discussions.

You can catch them virtually through Oct 3. You have access to videos of the live shows and also the Virtual Conversations with the performers about their characters.

Please note, these virtual programs are only viewable through mid-night Sunday October 3 (to honor the intellectual property of the performers.) 

So go ahead and schedule some “downtime” in the comfort of your home and step back into history with Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Rosa Parks.

Wings of the City Art Exhibit
Sep 30 all-day
Falls Park and on the Peace Center
WINGS OF THE CITY
Local news has shared several recent stories about a petition to remove the Wings of the City exhibit. Art can create many different reactions and emotions in viewers, and Hispanic Alliance respects the right to both share these impressions and to be civically active in the community.
We also want to reassure the community that the vast majority of responses to this exhibit have been overwhelmingly positive. Many are full of pride to have a world-renowned artist, and the accompanying tourism, brought to our home. Please read a joint statement from the City of Greenville and Hispanic Alliance regarding the City’s support for Wings of the City, as well as the real intentions behind welcoming this art.
On a personal note, Hispanic Alliance has been deeply touched by the supportive messages and generous donations of those seeking to preserve this art for everyone. We encourage you to see these impressive sculptures in-person! Please visit WingsofGVL.com to learn more, and don’t forget to use the hashtags #WingsofGVL, #AlasdeGVL, and #WingsoftheCity.
Arbor Huescapes: Paintings by Michael Fowler
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Artist Michael Fowler creates evocative abstract landscape paintings by incorporating vibrant colors with subtle, complex details. His semi-large-scale approach invites viewers to step into his work and build a sense of wonder and contemplation surrounding the natural world. Fowler’s artistic response in contemplating nature is to capture something of a landscape’s pleasantness, which is often unexpected harmonies of color and shape. In his latest exhibit, Arbor Huescapes, Fowler highlights the distinctive vegetation – primarily trees – and topography of North and South Carolina’s midlands and piedmont regions.

Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a focus in Advertising Design. He then attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History. From there, he attended the University of Memphis where he earned a Doctorate in Higher Education. Based in North Augusta, South Carolina, Fowler is currently an associate professor of design and computer graphics and serves as the Mary Durban Toole Chair of Art at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. His paintings are in a number of public and private collections nationally, and he actively exhibits in regional and national shows.

Please note: Arbor Huescapes has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis and will now open in fall 2021. The exhibit is on display daily September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Baker Exhibit Center. All works are available for purchase and a portion of sales will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

Biltmore: Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore

Image result for Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty

Included with admission

A unique-to-Biltmore, large-scale outdoor sculpture will be crafted and installed in Antler Hill Village this spring by Patrick Dougherty. Over the last three decades, this internationally-acclaimed artist has combined his carpentry skills and love of nature to build over 300 of these wondrous works, captivating the hearts and imaginations of viewers worldwide.

Image: Close Ties (2006) Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Dingwall, Scotland. Photo: Fin Macrae
NOTE: This is an example of Patrick Dougherty’s work; the artist will create Biltmore’s unique structure in Antler Hill Village this spring.

Studio 52 MUSIC THEATRE (Virtual), 1st-4th Grades
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Online
Young girl dancing in bedroom

MUSIC THEATRE (Virtual), 1st-4th Grades

Sing, dance, and act your way through a Broadway musical! This high-energy, low-pressure virtual class explores the plot and characters of a musical as young actors learn songs and dances from the show. With fun activities and games emphasizing creative play, movement, voice, and improvisation, this process-based class will build theatre skills and allow a fun outlet for your bite-sized Broadway actor. No experience is necessary.

Instructor: Anna Kimmell
*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.