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
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
The festival is FREE! No tickets or reservations necessary.
YES! This year, Artisphere will feature several local restaurants on the festival site, as well as an array of wine, beer, and soft drinks!
No. While strollers and wheelchairs are permitted within the festival site, they are not provided or available for rent.
No. Smoking and vaping are prohibited within the festival site.
Public port-a-lets, including handicapped accessible port-a-lets, are available on the festival site on Oneal Street and Wardlaw Street.
The festival will go on rain or shine.
Please seek assistance from one of the many Greenville Police Officers on the festival site.
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.
Please respect the original work of the artists and receive expressed permission before taking photos of the work.
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.
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.
Yes. Handicapped parking is available at all city owned parking garages.
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.
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
No. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are prohibited within the festival site.
No. Due to security and safety restrictions, roller skates, skateboards, bikes, and personal transportation are prohibited within the festival site.
HOWEVER, if you would like to ride your bike or skateboard to the festival, we will have a free BIKE VALET provided by BikeWalk Greenville underneath the Main Street Bridge along the Swamp Rabbit Trail on both Saturday and Sunday of Artisphere.
For more information on Bike Walk Greenville, visit https://bikewalkgreenville.org.
No. Only service animals are permitted within the festival site.