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Festival FAQ

How to Attend Artisphere

Here are the answers to the most frequent questions we receive about Artisphere. If you need anything during the festival, you can ask our volunteers, who will be happy to help you.

General Festival Questions

What are the 2023 Festival hours?

Artisphere 2023 is taking place May 12 – 14. The daily hours are as follows:

  • Friday, May 12: 12-8:00
  • Saturday, May 13: 10-8:00
  • Sunday, May 14: 11-6:00

Where will the festival be this year?

The festival will span the same footprint as 2019-from Court Street and Main to Wardlaw and Main.

2022 Artisphere site map

Do I need a ticket or a reservation this year?

The festival is FREE!  No tickets or reservations necessary.

Will food and beverage be allowed at Artisphere 2022?

YES! This year, Artisphere will feature several local restaurants on the festival site, as well as an array of wine, beer, and soft drinks!

Are strollers or wheelchairs available for rent?

No. While strollers and wheelchairs are permitted within the festival site, they are not provided or available for rent.

Is smoking allowed on the festival site?

No. Smoking and vaping are prohibited within the festival site.

Where are the public restrooms located? Are there family restrooms available?

Public port-a-lets, including handicapped accessible port-a-lets, are available on the festival site on Oneal Street and Wardlaw Street.

What happens if it rains?

The festival will go on rain or shine.

What if I get separated from my child or parent?

Please seek assistance from one of the many Greenville Police Officers on the festival site.

Is there a Lost and Found?

If an item was turned in to a volunteer it will be brought to one of the 3 festival gates. Any volunteer at one of the gates can radio the others to help you locate your item.

May I take pictures of the artwork featured on Artist Row?

Please respect the original work of the artists and receive expressed permission before taking photos of the work.

When will the streets downtown be closing?

Main St at River and Markley and other access point streets will be shut down beginning at 4 AM on Thursday morning prior to the festival.

Can I buy Artisphere merchandise at the festival?

The Artisphere Festival Store is open all hours of the festival and located on the festival site. Here you will find Artisphere Commemorative Posters, T-shirts, Artisphere Private Label Wine, and Greenville-themed attire.

Parking Questions

Is handicapped parking available?

Yes. Handicapped parking is available at all city owned parking garages.

Where can I park?

A variety of parking options are available in the City’s conveniently located parking garages. You may also park at County Square (301 University Ridge) throughout the weekend, and it is a short walk to the festival.

Click here to view the Interactive Parking Map from the City of Greenville.

FIND A PARKING GARAGE

How much is parking?

The special event rate at all city-owned parking garages is $6. Parking rates for privately-owned parking lots vary.

What You Can Bring Questions

May I bring lawn chairs, blankets or coolers?

No. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are prohibited within the festival site.

Are roller skates, skateboards, bikes or personal transportation allowed?

No. Due to security and safety restrictions, roller skates, skateboards, bikes, and personal transportation are prohibited within the festival site.

Are pets allowed in the festival site?

No. Only service animals are permitted within the festival site.