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

Thursday, May 9: 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

Friday, May 10: 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

Tuesday, March 5: 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.

15th Anniversary Sculpture Dedication Reception

Tuesday, April 9: To celebrate Artisphere’s 15th anniversary we are dedicating a sculpture to the City of Greenville’s up and coming arts district in the Village of West Greenville. Meet the artist, Blessing Hancok, hear her story from design conception to fabrication and toast the one-month countdown to Artisphere with fellow VIPs.

Treat Yourself to the Artisphere VIP Experience

VIP Benefactor

$2,500

A donation at this level gets you:

  • 4 tickets to the Opening Night Gala (May 9)
  • 4 VIP Hospitality passes for the weekend (May 10-12)
  • Name recognition in the festival guide and on the website
  • An invitation to the Artists of the Upstate Opening Night Reception (May 10)
  • An invitation to the Poster Unveiling Reception (March 5)
  • An invitation the Sculpture Dedication Reception (April 9)
BECOME A BENEFACTOR

VIP Chairman’s Circle

$1,500

A donation at this level gets you:

  • 2 tickets to the Opening Night Gala (May 9)
  • 2 VIP Hospitality passes for the weekend (May 10-12)
  • Name recognition in the festival guide and on the website
  • An invitation to the Artists of the Upstate Opening Night Reception (May 10)
  • An invitation to the Poster Unveiling Reception (March 5)
  • An invitation the Sculpture Dedication Reception (April 9)
JOIN THE CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE

Artisphere Benefactors

  • Ginnie & David Beard
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
  • Ann Bryan
  • Tudda Chase Carpenter & Family
  • Ogletree Deakins (Howard Daniel)
  • Fairway Ford Lincoln Subaru
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Hall’s Chophouse
  • The Harper Family Foundation
  • Katie & Rob Howell
  • Jamie & Henry Horowitz
  • Hughes Commercial Properties, Inc.
  • Hughes Investments
  • Margaret & Earle G. Hungerford
  • Inman Mills
  • Tim McKinney
  • McMillan Pazdan Smith
  • Anne & Bill Masters
  • Monkee’s of the West End
  • Beth & Jay Motley
  • Carla & Mitch Norville
  • Charlotte & Bob Otto
  • Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Resurgent Capital Services
  • Mary B. Rippon & Gregory J. Rusnak
  • South State Bank
  • Tod Tappert
  • Neill Timmons
  • Sherri & Chuck Timmons
  • Sara & Arch Thomason
  • Sharon & Steve Wilson
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Artisphere Chairman’s Circle

  • ADC Engineering
  • Melissa Albergotti
  • Judith & Bo Aughtry
  • Lindsey & Neil Batavia
  • Karen & William Brown
  • C-III Capital Partners
  • Cathy & Brad Campbell
  • Peggy & Craig Carver
  • Anne & Mike Chengrian
  • Susan & Scott Clark
  • Community Foundation of Greenville
  • Fannie Judy Iselin Cromwell
  • Libby & Charles Dalton
  • Design Strategies
  • DP3 Architects
  • Allison & Chad Domonoske
  • Tarita & Vernon Dunbar
  • Sugie & Nathan Einstein
  • Mary & David Gossett
  • Phil Gregory – Gregory Pest Solutions
  • Ben & Linda Hannon
  • Leigh & Edward Heidtman
  • Cynthia & Doug Heinzer
  • Jean & Peter Helwing
  • Jackie Highley
  • Sherry & Tee Hooper
  • IBERIABANK
  • Leslie & Greg Ingram
  • Katana
  • Nancy & Leonard Kupersmith
  • Mary & Jeff Lawson
  • Metal Chem, Inc.
  • Rachelle & Charlie Mickel
  • Christie & Bob Nachman
  • Jeff Outten & John Brigham
  • Linda & Steve Owings
  • Laura & Bill Pelham
  • Susan & Tim Reed
  • Jane & Jan Schipper
  • Andreana & RJ Snyder
  • Connie Shamlin & Olivier Badia
  • Minor & Hal Shaw
  • Allison & Steve Spinks
  • Diana & Carl Stecker
  • Erin Swann
  • Neill Timmons
  • Ellen & Nat Turner
  • Lea & Ralph Walker
  • Robin & Erik Weir
  • The Westin Poinsett
  • Anne Woods
  • Susan & Ed Zeigler