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 scattered up and down Main Street to help you.
General Festival Questions
Artisphere, the Virtual Experience, will open Friday, October 2nd, and will close at midnight on Sunday, October 4th.
Friday, October 2nd, starting at 8pm
Sunday, October 4th at 12 am
You can shop our site for new works from over 70 festival artists throughout the weekend, and on Saturday and Sunday, there will be artist demos, live virtual events, panel discussions, live artist chats, and more. Stay tuned for details!
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 the Main Street Bridge as well as on River St. Family restrooms are available in the Courtyard by the Marriott as well as at Falls Park.
The festival will go on rain or shine.
Lost children (and parents) will be escorted to event headquarters in City Hall.
Yes, items can be turned in or claimed at event headquarters at City Hall.
Please respect the original work of the artists and receive expressed permission before snapping photos of the work.
Main St and other access point streets will be shut down beginning at 5 PM on Thursday prior to the festival.
The Artisphere Festival Store is open all hours of the festival and located on the Main Street Bridge. Here you will find Artisphere Commemorative Posters, Tshirts, Wine labels, 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. Park at County Square (301 University Ridge) and hop on the FREE downtown trolley, operated by Greenlink, for shuttle service to and from the festival throughout the weekend. Shuttles will start one hour prior to festival and continue one hour after the festival.
The special event rate at all city-owned parking garages is $6. Parking rates for privately-owned parking lots vary.
Tickets and Purchase-related Questions
Yes. Beer and wine are available at multiple locations throughout the event site. You must purchase a wristband before purchasing or consuming alcohol. Wristbands are available for $1. You must be at least 21 years old and present identification with proof of age to purchase a wristband.
No. All of the entertainment venues are free to the public.
Artisphere accepts cash and credit cards for Wine and Craft Beer tickets and wristbands as well as the Culinary Arts Cafe. In addition, ATMs are available at several bank locations throughout the event site.
What You Can Bring Questions
No. Only alcohol purchased within the festival site is permitted.
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.
If you would like to ride your bike to the festival, you must dismount and secure them prior to stepping on the festival site. BikeVille USA will be stationed under the Main Street Bridge to valet your bikes while you explore Artisphere free of charge.
No. Only service animals are permitted within the festival site.