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Category: Arts News

Art, Self-Expression & Antique Technique

by admin on April 21, 2021.

As art exhibits closed across the country in the spring of 2020, two upstate artists found a unique way to express themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rock Hill native Nancy Thomas Wofford set up a Michelangelo cast in her Greenville studio, hoping to brush up on her classical art techniques. She invited friend and fellow...

My Greenville Home Radio: Greenville Open Studios

by admin on November 13, 2020.

OPEN STUDIOS RADIO FEATURE (airing Saturday, Nov 14: 9am on 106.3 and 11am on 94.5) My Greenville Home features Alan Ethridge with artists Tanya Stiegler and Nathan Bertling in conversation with Dan Hamilton. Click here to access the interview online:


by admin on August 5, 2020.

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COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund

by admin on May 27, 2020.

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SmartARTS program feature in Greenville Journal

by admin on August 15, 2019.

Check out the fabulous article by the Greenville Journal about MAC’s SmartARTS program. Thank you, Journal, for helping to spread the word! Art Success: How one program connects arts with core education

Artisphere’s 15th Anniversary Has Much to Celebrate!

by admin on August 7, 2019.

Festival Reports Record High Economic Impact and Artist Sales Greenville, SC- The 15th annual Artisphere presented by TD Bank (May 10-12) didn’t let the threatening weather forecast dampen the festival’s spirit. Despite 100% chance of rain, 69,703 patrons spent more than $1,340,500 purchasing art- breaking the festival record for average artist sales totaling $9,930.  Total...

Greenville Drive tickets support MAC

by admin on May 14, 2019.

Help support MAC with TD Bank + Greenville Drive! Your purchase of a Greenville Drive ticket on Monday, May 20 will support MAC. Each $10 ticket will direct $2 towards MAC. Visit to buy your ticket now! (use password: TDBANK)

An Interview with Greenville 360

by admin on February 13, 2019.

MEET ALAN ETHRIDGE OF METROPOLITAN ARTS COUNCIL February 12, 2019 by Greenville360 At any great organization there is a great leader. At Metropolitan Arts Council that’s Executive Director Alan Ethridge, who has been with this local Upstate art organization since 2004. We recently had the chance to sit down with Alan to discuss everything from his role,...

Is Greenville becoming new hub for both emerging, veteran artists?

by admin on January 17, 2019.

Is Greenville becoming new hub for both emerging, veteran artists? People move to Greenville for a variety of reasons — weather, housing, air quality, the economy, the mountains, career opportunities. But recently, more and more people are relocating here for one big reason — the Greenville arts scene. “Our cultural amenities in Greenville are miraculous,...

Wall Street Journal talks Greenville ARTS

by admin on December 14, 2018.

Former milltown Greenville, S.C., has been rejuvenated by a thriving cultural scene; average home prices have risen over 20% in the past three years “The artsy vibe took root in 2005 with an annual, three-day festival called Artisphere, says Alan Ethridge, executive director of Greenville’s Metropolitan Arts Council, which now has an annual budget of...