Founded in 2003, the mission of Artisphere is to create a nationally recognized Fine Arts festival that enhances the quality of life and economic vitality in South Carolina. The 15th Anniversary of Artisphere was a huge success.
Artisphere has grown into a centerpiece of Greenville’s cultural calendar and has distinguished itself as both a national and regional destination while generating a total economic impact of nearly $9.1 million in 2019. The festival is one of the country’s top art shows. It has been named the Best Overall Arts Fair by ArtFairCalendar.com (the #1 website for art fair event listings) and landed at the #3 spot in USA Today’s 10BEST Reader’s Choice Contest for Best Art Festival in 2015. Greg Lawler’s Art Fair Sourcebook consistently ranks Artisphere in the TOP10 out of 600 festivals across the country, and readers of Sunshine Artists magazine regularly put Artisphere among the 100 Best Fine Arts Shows in the country.