Artisphere Announces Culinary Arts & Wine and Craft Beer Experience

By April 22, 2016October 26th, 2017Announcements, Press

New Downtown Restaurant Brazwell’s Joins 2016 Culinary Experience


Some of Greenville’s favorite restaurants will participate in our community’s signature cultural arts celebration May 13-15 in the Culinary Arts Cafe on Broad Street.

First time Artisphere culinary arts vendor and new Greenville restaurant Brazwell’s Premium Pub will be serving unique specialities like Sesame Seared Tuna Chips, Mathewy Burger Sliders and Chorizo and Potato Tacos.  Marketing Director Morgan Conroy said, “At Brazwell’s Premium Pub, we strive to build a strong relationship with the community.  We are dedicted to being involved in the Greenville community and providing support to local charities and organizations.  We are pleased to participate in Artisphere and look forward to joining many of the neighborhood and community events organized by our guests.”

Babaziki Mediterranean Grill will offer Falafel Pitas topped with Tahini, Chicken and Falafel Pitas, Hummus and Baklava for patrons craving something with a mediterranean flair.  The Trappe Door tasty menu includes Mussels Marinara, Bison Sliders, Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Basil Vinaigrette.  The Artisphere Culinary Arts Café also welcomes newcomer Sticky Fingers and returning restaurants Mimi’s Steakhouse of Japan, Barley’s, Larkin’s on the River and Gringo’s to the eclectic mix of culinary delights during the festival.  Sit back and enjoy food and beverage bistro style at table with umbrellas while listening to live music on the RealOp Investments Culinary Arts Cafe stage while taking a break from Artist Row.

The Suntrust Wine & Craft Beer Experience will be located on the Peace Center Plaza and will be open from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday and Saturday and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.  Patrons can purchase a tasting of five different beers and/or wines for ten dollars.  Sample some of the region’s top craft brews like Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay, New Belgium Fat Tire, and Greenville’s own Brewary 85’s Quittin Time. Sample varietals like Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wine, Gewurztraminer Chenin Blanc and others from some of your favorite wineries. Whole Foods will provide accoutrements to enhance the tasting experience.

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Key Sponsors:

Artisphere is presented by TD Bank

Artists Row sponsorGEArtists Demonstration Row sponsor: MichelinSTEAM Exhibit sponsorClemson University, Art in Action Stage sponsorsBerkshire Hathaway Home Services/C. Dan Joyner Realtors and Wells FargoArt Lab sponsor:  Furman UniversityGreenville County High School Juried Exhibition sponsorCurrent ToolsArtists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition sponsorGreenville Health System and The Greenville JournalThe Main Stage sponsor: WYFF-4Local Performing Arts Showcase sponsor: The Fred Collins Foundation, Culinary Arts Café Stage sponsor: Real Op InvestmentsWine and Craft Beer Experience sponsor: SunTrust BankSocial Media Listening Center sponsor: WindstreamVIP Hospitality sponsor:  McKinney Dodge and Rick’s Deli & MarketArtist Hospitality sponsorAloft Greenville Hotel,Kidsphere sponsor: ScanSourceOpening Night Gala sponsor: The Capital Corporation, Coldwell Banker Caine and SynnexMayor’s Choice Award sponsor: Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.People’s Choice Award sponsor: Cherry BekaertSneak Peek Poster Unveiling Reception sponsors: TALK Magazine and Realty LinkCommunal Sculpture sponsor: Metromont

Aficionado Sponsors: The Capital CorporationEngeniusiHEARTMediaTOWN MagazineThe Greenville NewsIndexxMetromontThe Peace Center for the Performing ArtsTriangle ConstructionVisitGreenvilleSC, and ZWO. Connoisseur Sponsors: Bank of AmericaBlue Ridge Electrical Cooperative, Bon Secours St. Francis Health SystemCentennial American PropertiesCrawford StrategyDaniel Realty CorporationDuke EnergyElliott Davis DecosimoGallivan White & Boyd P.A.Garfield Signs & Graphics, Hughes Development, Charlie & Rachelle Mickel, Nexsen PruetProfessional Party RentalsSealevel Systems Inc.Whole FoodsWorld Acceptance Corporation, Wyche, Wynit andYeargin Potter Smith. Collector Sponsors: Aerodyne Alloys, LLCAmerican SecurityBlue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, BNC BankBreakthru BeverageBMW Manufacturing CoCanal Insurance, Daper Ink, Design StrategiesEastern TradingEntegraFeteFirst Citizens BankGodsey & Gibb Wealth ManagementGraphic Cow, Henry & Jamie Horowitz, KW BeverageLarkin’s on the River, Link Apartments West EndMain + StonePacolet MillikenPepsiResurgent Capital ServicesRosenfeld EinsteinRoylcoSouthern First Bank,Table 301The Hughes Agency, LLC, TPMUnited Community Bank, Womble Carlyle, and Young Office Supply. Artisphere is funded by grants from The City of GreenvilleGreenville CountyDaniel-Mickel FoundationGraham Foundation, Jolley Foundation, Mary Alice Ingram Charitable Lead Unitrust, Metropolitan Arts CouncilSouth Carolina Arts Commission, Jean T and Heyward G Pelham Foundation, Roe Foundation,South Carolina Parks Recreation Tourism, and The Community Foundation of Greenville.