Greenville Open Studios

Open Studios 2016

Greenville Open Studios allows you to experience the life of local artists at work in their studios for one full weekend this November. Engage with our community’s incredible talent, learn about artistic processes, enhance or begin your art collection and become inspired.

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Click the photo below to view the website directory of 2016 artists. 



OSopen Friday

2016 Hours:

Friday, November 4th | 6:00 – 9:00PM
Saturday, November 5th | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 6th | Noon – 6:00 PM 


Greenville Open Studios is a weekend event which opens the studios of local visual artists to the public. The event is held annually on the first weekend 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 will feature 131 artists and their 90 studio locations. Studio locations vary throughout a 15-mile radius of downtown Greenville with Easley, Greer, Travelers Rest and Dacusville included. Open Studios catalogues will be available in mid 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.

The specific objectives of Greenville Open Studios are:
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.

2016 catalogues available NOW. Stop by MAC to pick up one.

Click on catalogues below for a digital version.

12 x 12 Exhibit @ MAC One Square Foot

Stop by the MAC gallery during the hours of Open Studios to see the exhibit consisting of one 12”  x  12” (x 12”) work of art from each of the participating artists. The exhibit is an excellent way to become acquainted with the artists’ work, and it is proof positive of the amazing talent among Greenville’s visual artists. The exhibit will open on October 28th, 2016.

2016 Gallery Hours: 
Friday, November 4th | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5th | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 6th | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Map it Out!

2016 Maps! 
The 2015 catalogue features an overall Key Map along with 6 maps covering:
Map 1 – Greenville City:  Downtown ♦ North Main ♦ Augusta Street
Map 2 – Downtown:  Main St ♦ Art Crossing ♦ Pendleton St
Map 3 – Greenville North:  Furman ♦ Paris Mountain ♦ Sans Souci
Map 4 – Greenville Northeast:  East North St ♦ Taylors ♦ Greer
Map 5 – Greenville West: Easley ♦ Dacusville ♦ Powdersville ♦ Tigerville
Map 6 – Greenville South:  Mauldin ♦ Simpsonville ♦ Fountain Inn




App it Out!

Click on the phone to view the 2016 artists!

An exciting feature of Greenville Open Studios continues to be a web application. Through your cell phone or through, you can access information on the participating artists by name, medium, location and artist statement.  This unique feature also allows you to create a list of artist studios you would like to visit and plan your travel route with a mapping feature that is integrated with Google Maps and GPS devices.  Also featured are hyperlinks for users to visit sponsor websites.  This application was designed and implemented by Up&Up, and we greatly appreciate the time and investment that Merge has provided for the past three years for this feature.

They Rock!

Presented by First Citizens Bank and SEW Eurodrive, Greenville Open Studios 2016 is made possible by the support of the following sponsors.            

First Citizens Bank
SEW Eurodrive
Pelham Architects, LLC
Greenville Health System
Michelin North America
The Priester Foundation
Greenville County Accommodations Tax
Janette W. Wesley & Renato Vicario
The Don & Zelma Waggoner Foundation
The Traute E. & Roland H. Engeler Family
BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC
Design Strategies
Elliott Davis, LLC
The Fred Collins Foundation
The Greenville Drive
Hughes Investments, Inc.
Coldwell Banker  Caine
The Peace Center
ADG Preferred Payroll, Inc.
Community Foundation of Greenville
The Fredric E. Hasert Memorial Trust
McCallum Sweeney Consulting, Inc.
NAI Earle Furman, LLC
Rosenfeld Einstein
The Spinx Company
T&S Brass & Bronze Works, Inc.
Margaret & Duff Bruce
Haywood Congaree Self Storage
The Greenville Journal
The Greenville News
Century Printing & Packaging, Inc.
City of Greenville Special Events Department
Budweiser of Greenville


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