Images from Greenville Open Studios 2016
2017 Weekend Hours
Friday, November 10th
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
*select studios only
Saturday, November 11th
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 12th
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
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Greenville Open Studios 2016 was a huge success thanks to our artists, sponsors and arts supporters who made the weekend possible.
Greenville Open Studios is a weekend event which opens the studios of local visual artists to the public. The event is held annually in November, and showcases artists at work in their studios. Now entering its 15th year, Greenville Open Studios began as an idea cast about during a casual conversation between a small group of artists several years ago; they discussed doing something to raise awareness in the greater community of the tremendous creative energy in the area. The idea has evolved into a full-fledged annual event.
The 2016 self-guided tour featured 131 artists and their studios. Studio locations vary throughout a 15-mile radius of downtown Greenville with Easley, Greer, Travelers Rest and Dacusville included. Open Studios catalogues can be found at all the studios as well as here at MAC in late September/early October.
The goals of Greenville Open Studios are to provide free and convenient community access to visual arts, to educate and create a dialogue between artists and the general public by opening artists’ place of work and inviting the community-at-large to participate in the creative process, and to create new marketing opportunities for artists. It is the organizers’ desire that the project will open up the world of visual artists to everyone – from the seasoned collector to the first-time art buyer to the curious general public.
1. To provide an educational experience to the entire community by inviting the general public to experience the life of local artists at work in the studio environment by giving people the chance to learn about the artistic process as well as sources of artistic inspiration.
2. To give the artists an opportunity to market their work to the local community.
3. To enhance the experience of collecting art by helping people to begin art collections or enhance existing ones.
4. To create greater awareness of the diversity and quality of local visual arts among the general public.