Artisphere Wins Best Art Fairs Award

By May 4, 2015Awards, Press


November 24, 2014

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Artisphere Wins Best Art Fairs Award

National Survey Picks Artisphere as Among Best in the Nation

[COLDWATER, MI] Artisphere presented by TD Bank is a winner in the national “America’s Best Art Fair Awards” competition. Named as one of the “Best OVERALL Art Fairs”, the survey recognized Artisphere as one of the best juried fine art fairs in the country.
Sponsored by, the #1 website for art fair event listings, the 2014 online survey opened voting beyond the traditional “art fair insiders” like artists and show staff to include/focus on voting by art fair patrons, fine art collectors, and the public that attends art shows and festivals nationwide.

“Artisphere has always been popular among art fair lovers in the Greenville area, but our 2nd annual national Best Art Fairs Awards survey proves that both art collectors and artists nationwide love it, too,” said Connie Mettler, Publisher of “We’re happy to give a “Best OVERALL Art Fair Award to Artisphere today.”

“We’re very pleased at this recognition of Artisphere by’s “Best Art Fair Awards,” said Executive Director, Kerry Murphy. “We have a great team of staff and volunteers who work hard every year to produce this important cultural event that brings so much art, business, and fun to the Greenville community.”

About Artisphere

Artisphere is a highlight of Greenville’s cultural calendar and a Top 10 Fine Arts festival.  The event features a juried Visual Artist Row; Artists of the Upstate, a juried exhibition of local artists; Outdoor Stages with performances by local and national artists; hands-on Kidsphere children’s art activities; the Culinary Arts Café that highlights local restaurants; and Special Festival Art Projects that enliven the streets of Greenville with street musicians, acrobats, sidewalk artists, and more. Artisphere is attended by approximately 75,000 patrons annually and has an estimated economic impact of $5.5 million on the Greenville community.  Artisphere is a 501(c) (3) not for profit organization. For information visit

About the 2014 America’s Best Art Fairs Awards

The America’s Best Art Fairs Awards are based on online voting by art fair patrons, collectors, organizers, and artists both regionally and nationally.  It is the only national online survey of art fair event quality designed to recognize achievement in art fair event production and promote the cultural importance of fine art events across America.  Please visit or for the complete list of Best Art Fair Award winners for 2014.


The mission of is to help improve the economic performance of art fair events nationwide and support the fine artists who contribute so much to our culture.  As the #1 Google ranked website for art fairs, offers national calendar online of juried fine art fairs, shows, both festivals, and events.  Founded in 2004, is published by Connie Mettler, a long-term art fair industry veteran and consultant to fine art events nationwide.

Visit for national fine art show listings and free regional email newsletters that can help you keep up with the art fairs in your community.



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