Take a Walk

Brittany Cooper
Assistant Editor

downloadJust recently, Spartanburg has surpassed both Greenville and Asheville in the arts. Artists and curators alike have flocked to the hub city in search of a greater audience, and they have found a pool of spectators interested in the emerging art scene. In response to this growing fan base, the town has organized the Spartanburg Art Walk, which features local artists showcasing the latest in their art installments. The event his hosted the third Thursday of every month throughout the year, and is free to all spectators. Visitors can take the stroll along the venues using a self-guided map, taking in the fabulous displays of art at their own pace.

Contributing Photographer, Carri Bass said of the event, “The Art Walk is for the  galleries and the artists: to share their work and reach new audiences. “ Her gallery, located at 100E Main St, is one of the many stops along the tour. She specializes in portrait photography, weddings, children, family, corporate head shot and commercial photography.

In addition to photography, there will be displays of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and historical art pieces along the trek. The walk will begin at Gallery 155 at 155 E Broad Street, and end at the Hub City Art Park on the corner of Henry and S. Daniel Morgan Ave.

Numerous local restaurants along the walk will keep their doors open late so once visitors have taken in the sites, they can take the party inside for a nice evening dining experience. The Art Walk takes place 5-9 and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Galleries on the tour include

  • Wet Paint Syndrome at Hillcrest Specialty Row
  • The Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center
  • Spartanburg Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center
  • Gallery 155 at 155 East Broad St.
  • 151 West Main Street
  • West Main Artists Cooperative at 578 West Main St.
  • The Showrooom at HUB-BUB at 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave.
  • Carri Bass Photography at 100 E. Main St.
  • Refuel Wine Bar and Retail at 129 N. Spring St.