Welcome to Greenville!

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina offers a unique Southern experience. Visitors will enjoy the city’s quaint shops, boutiques, and fabulous restaurants; world-class collection of museums, galleries, and theaters; and some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains in the world. Greenville’s international and multicultural diversity have made it one of America’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities.

To learn more about all Greenville has to offer, visit www.visitgreenvillesc.com.


Hampton Inn & Suites Riverplace Downtown
Downtown Greenville
171 Riverplace
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 271-8700

Westin Poinsett Hotel
Downtown Greenville
120 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Hyatt Regency
Downtown Greenville
220 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Phoenix Greenville’s Inn
246 N. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607

Courtyard by Marriot
Downtown Greenville
50 West Broad Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Aloft Greenville
Downtown Greenville
5 N Laurens Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Alternatively, click here to book your accommodation through VisitGreenvilleSC


Admission is free

Credit cards and cash are accepted at festival beverage locations and merchandise stands. No checks.

Most restaurants in the Culinary Arts Cafe accept cash and credit cards. No checks.

Each artist conducts business independently. Most accept all forms of payment.

Art Around Town

Other Cool Activities to Check Out Artisphere Weekend

From the Mice on Main to dozens of historic monuments and memorials, you’ll be amazed by all that our Downtown and West End have to offer.  A map, images and descriptions for your tour can be found here

College Street, Phone: 864.770.1331
Friday & Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 2PM – 5PM
Admission:  Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3, Children 12 and under FREE
The Art of Sleuthing:  Building on your observation skills and borrowing from the specialist’s knowledge, forensic science, and history’s examples, explore and investigate the more “mysterious” side of the world of art to expose the truly creative and the deceptively criminal.  For investigators of all ages, examining art leads you on a winding path in pursuit of discovery, understanding, appreciation, and meaning.

Gunter Theatre, 300 S. Main Street
Phone (Peace Center Box Office):  864.467.3000
Saturday, May 14 at 7:30PM: Greenville County Youth Orchestra  “Reason and Passion”
Admission:  $27, students and children $10
Members of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra combine with the Young Artist Orchestra in their annual “Shoulder-to-Shoulder” concert to perform two masterpieces that embody the rigorous logic of the Classical era with the passion and expression of the Romantic.   Mendelssohn’s violin concerto in E minor and Beethoven’s 8th symphony will both delight you.  In addition, the orchestra will premiere Canonic Fanfares by Dr. Jon Grier, composer in residence at the Fine Arts Center of Greenville.  The work was written in honor of Maestro Gary Robinson. This will be the last Young Artist Orchestra concert for Dr. Robinson, who has been the artistic director of GCYO for 30 years.

420 College Street @ Heritage Green, Phone: 864.271.7570,
Friday & Saturday 10AM – 6PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM
Admission: FREE
The Greenville County Museum of Art boasts an acclaimed collection of American art that ranges from Federal portraits to contemporary works, including major holdings of work by two of the nation’s greatest artists, Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns.  Additional highlights include an exceptional group of pre-Civil War vessels created by the enslaved African-American potter and poet David Drake; a survey of works by South Carolina native artist William H. Johnson; an extensive collection of American Impressionism; and an array of works by such 20th century masters as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and Romare Bearden. Current exhibitions include: Poetry of Place, Right Before Your Very Eyes: Art + History; Jasper Johns; Grainger McKoy; and Horace Day in South Carolina.

25 Draper Street, Phone: 864.735.3948,
Friday: 9AM – 5PM, Saturday: 11AM – 3PM
Admission: FREE
GCCA will celebrate its one year anniversary on May 1, 2016.  During Artisphere, visit the Center and take in our international abstract show curated by Katherine Aimone of Asheville, NC in the GCCA Gallery. GCCA is Greenville’s year-round art center providing art classes for all ages, exhibition space and is home to 17 working artists. All classes and events are posted online.

16 Augusta Street, Phone: 864.467.3132
Friday NOON – 5PM
Saturday 10AM-6PM
Sunday NOON – 6PM
Admission: FREE
Presented by Regions Bank and SEW Eurodrive, ONE-STOP OPEN STUDIOS:  A retrospective of 2002 – 2015 Open Studios artists.  Opening Reception:  Saturday, May 14, 6 – 9pm. April 22 – May 27, 2016.

236 Rhett Street, 820 S. Main Street, 411 River Street and 201 Riverplace.
Saturday 10AM – 5PM
Phone:  370-0965 (tickets)
Admission: Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 during the tour
Downtown Condo Rondo:  The Guild of the Greenville Symphony has five exquisite condominiums in downtown Greenville that will be available for tour at the locations listed above.


Downtown Greenville has several permanent ATM machines. A TD Bank ATM is located at the intersection of McBee and Main Streets.


Bike Valet

Bikeville’s Bike Valet, sponsored by The City of Greenville in cooperation with Artisphere and Bikewalk Greenville, will be available during the event Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. Forget your car, bring your bike, and drop it off with City staff and volunteers in a safe and secure facility. Plus, this is your chance to meet like-minded, bike-friendly citizens, learn about bicycle advocacy in our community, and get up to date information on all the bike programs, trails, and happenings. The Bike Valet is located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail under the Main Street Bridge. Hope to see you there!


FROM GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (14 miles): Take I-85 South to I-385 North. Follow I-385 into downtown. Take a left onto Main Street. Follow Main Street into the West End or to Parking.

FROM ATLANTA: Take I-85 North to I-385 North. Follow I-385 into downtown. Take a left onto Main Street. Follow Main Street into the West End or to Parking.

Festival Concierge

Identifiable by their neon vests, volunteer concierges are located throughout the site and are happy to answer questions or point you in the right direction.

Festival Rules

The following are not allowed within the festival site:

  • Pets
  • Coolers
  • Bicycles
  • Inline skates
  • Skateboards

There is also no smoking at the festival.

Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs, but keep them in the outdoor amphitheater seating areas only.

Please do not photograph any artwork without the artist’s expressed permission.

First Aid/ Lost & Found/ Lost People

A First Aid station can be found in Festival Headquarters, which is in City Hall, at the corner of Main and East Court Streets.

Food & Beverage

A variety of delicious dishes are available from some of Greenville’s favorite restaurants in the Culinary Arts Café, located at the intersection of Broad and Main Streets. Non-alcoholic and adult beverages are located throughout the festival site.

Cash is accepted at all stands. Credit cards accepted at select locations. No checks, please!


Located on Main Street in front of City Hall and at the intersection of Augusta, the Official Festival merchandise booths carry Artisphere t-shirts, posters, private-label Artisphere wine, and more!


Parking can be found throughout Downtown Greenville, including numerous paid lots and public garages.

City Parking Garages


Portable restrooms are located at:

South entrance of festival an intersection of Augusta and Main Streets

South end of Greenville News block (across from Gunter Theater loading dock)

Behind Kidsphere & STEAM Tent