Greenville’s Premier Celebration of the Arts Cites Safety Concerns for Hard Decision
The 16th annual Artisphere presented by TD Bank rescheduled from May to August 21-23 has been canceled for 2020. Festival organizers cite concerns about the health and safety of artists and patrons for the decision and look to virtual platforms to present this year’s event.
“After months of careful deliberation, we feel that cancelling the event is the right thing to do for our artists and patrons,” stated Linda Hannon, President, Artisphere Board of Directors. “Asking artists to travel from across the country to Greenville isn’t prudent at this time and the social distancing protocols we would want to put in place to keep patrons safe would restrict festival attendance by 80%. It would not be the experience Greenville residents and visitors have come to expect from Artisphere. We are confident this is the right decision for our organization.”
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