Become a VIP

Support Greenville’s Favorite Festival &
Get Access to the Best Party In Town

With the help of gracious sponsors and people like you, Artisphere brings over 200 artists and nearly 20 performances to Main Street. As a donor, you’re not just supporting the local art scene and helping facilitate one of the city’s biggest tourist drivers—you’re becoming a VIP.

As an Artisphere VIP not only will your name be published in our widely distributed festival guide and on our website, but you’ll also receive invites to the Artists of the Upstate Opening Night Reception, Hospitality passes for the entire weekend, and the ever exclusive invitation for the Artisphere Gala.

Artisphere Opening Night Gala

Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss this event. Our opening night Gala is an artsy, edgy and indisputably fun time. We use this opening night kickoff celebration as a way to say thank you to our sponsors, donors, patrons, artists, volunteers, and board members. You’ll get to dance the night away to live music while sipping on cocktails and eating food from dozens of Greenville’s favorite chefs.

Hospitality Passes

The trek up and down Main Street during the festival can get a little long and a little hot. But with these hospitality passes, you’ve got access to a VIP rest stop. Cool down and refuel in a tented lounge with free food, drinks, and some fans to keep you cool.

Artists of the Upstate Awards Reception

Enjoy hors D’oeuvres, beer and wine with fellow VIPs and shake hands with the Artist of the Upstate Juried Exhibition Awards Winners.

“Sneak Peek” Commemorative Poster Unveiling Cocktail Reception

As a VIP you are among the first to see the annual commemorative poster and merchandise images. Meet the artist(s) behind the commemorative images, mingle with other VIPs, and get some of the programming highlights before the news is released to the public.

Treat Yourself to the Artisphere VIP Experience



A donation at this level gets you:

  • 4 tickets to the Opening Night Gala
  • 4 VIP Hospitality passes for the weekend
  • Name recognition in the festival guide and on the website
  • An invitation to the Artists of the Upstate Opening Night Reception
  • An invitation to the Poster Unveiling Reception (TBD)

Chairman’s Circle


A donation at this level gets you:

  • 2 tickets to the Opening Night Gala
  • 2 VIP Hospitality passes for the weekend
  • Name recognition in the festival guide and on the website
  • An invitation to the Artists of the Upstate Opening Night Reception
  • An invitation to the Poster Unveiling Reception (TBD)

Friend of Artisphere


A donation at this level gets you:

  • 2 VIP Hospitality Tickets
  • Name Recognition on Website

Artisphere Benefactors

  • Avison Young – South Carolina
  • Blue Ridge Electric Coop
  • Community Foundation of Greenville
  • William & Marion Crawford
  • Elliott Davis
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Gregory Pest Solutions
  • Harper Family Foundation
  • Earle & Margaret Hungerford
  • Greg & Leslie Ingram
  • KATANA Security
  • Kimberley V. Kent
  • Scott & Beth McMillan
  • Mitch & Carla Norville
  • Southern First Bank
  • South State Bank
  • Arch & Sara Thomason
  • David & Mary Swain
  • Chuck & Sherri Timmons
  • Wilson Associates
  • Womble Bond Dickson US LLP
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC

Artisphere Chairman’s Circle

  • Melissa Albergotti
  • Greg & Amanda Arscott
  • Bo & Judith Aughtry
  • Neil & Lindsey Batavia
  • David & Ginnie Beard
  • David & Kristine Berger
  • Charles & Ericka Brewer
  • William W. Brown
  • Ann Bryan
  • Pete & Gregorie Bylenga
  • Hans & Kate Carlson
  • Brad & Cathy Campbell
  • Mike & Ann Chengrian
  • The Cook’s Station
  • Charles & Libby Dalton
  • John & Sunnie DeWorken
  • Vernon & Tarita Dunbar
  • Nate & Sugie Einstein
  • Ellis & Jane Harrison Fisher
  • Tom & Eva Marie Fox
  • NAI Earle Furman
  • David & Mary Gossett
  • Benny & Linda Hannon
  • Peter & Jean Helwing
  • Jackie Highley
  • Rob & Katie Howell
  • Robert Hughes
  • IBERIA Bank
  • David & Courtney Lominack
  • Bill & Anne Masters
  • Foster & Madison McKissick
  • Scott & Beth McMillan
  • Metal Chem Inc.
  • Charlie & Rachel Mickel
  • Cliff & Reschin Moore
  • Rob & Stephanie Morgan
  • Bob Morris
  • Bob & Cindy Munnich
  • Carla & Mitch Norville
  • Bob & Christie Nachman
  • Frank & Linda O’Brien
  • Patrick & Lynn O’Dell
  • Brian & Amy O’Rourke
  • Jeff & John Outten
  • Piedmont Arthritis Clinic
  • Sue Priester
  • Tim & Sara Quinn
  • Tim & Susan Reed
  • Ben & Becca Rook
  • Jan & Jane Schipper
  • Connie Shamlin & Olivier Badia
  • Jason & Laura Sippey
  • Jennifer Smith
  • RJ & Andreanna Snyder
  • Allison & Steve Spinks
  • Carl Stecker
  • Chris & Heather Stone
  • Mary & David Swain
  • Erin Swann
  • Chuck & Sherri Timmons
  • John & Kris Uprichard
  • Roger & Betsy Varin
  • Jeff & Jaclyn Walker
  • Ralph Walker
  • Erik & Robin Weir
  • Ed & Susan Zeigler

Friends of Artisphere

  • Jay & Kelley Barnhardt
  • Joe & Claire Blake
  • Judy Cromwell
  • Allan & Kristin Liska
  • Westin Poinsett Hotel