Welcome to Greenville!

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina offers a unique Southern experience. Visitors will enjoy the city’s quaint shops, boutiques, and fabulous restaurants; world-class collection of museums, galleries, and theaters; and some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains in the world. Greenville’s international and multicultural diversity have made it one of America’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. Let us help you plan your trip!

To learn more about all Greenville has to offer, visit www.visitgreenvillesc.com.

Accommodations

Hampton Inn & Suites Riverplace Downtown
Downtown Greenville
171 Riverplace
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 271-8700

Westin Poinsett Hotel
Downtown Greenville
120 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-421-9700

Hyatt Regency
Downtown Greenville
220 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-235-1234

Sleep Inn
Greenville
231 N. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, Sc 29607
864-240-2006

Courtyard by Marriot
Downtown Greenville
50 West Broad Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-451-5700

Aloft Greenville
Downtown Greenville
5 N Laurens Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-297-6100

Alternatively, click here to book your accommodation through VisitGreenvilleSC

Admission

Admission is free

Credit cards and cash are accepted at festival beverage locations and merchandise stands. No checks.

Most restaurants in the Culinary Arts Cafe accept cash and credit cards. No checks.

Each artist conducts business independently. Most accept all forms of payment.

Art Around Town

Other Cool Activities to Check Out Artisphere Weekend

PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR
From the Mice on Main to dozens of historic monuments and memorials, you’ll be amazed by all that our Downtown and West End have to offer.  A map, images and descriptions for your tour can be found here

PEACE CENTER
Peace Center Concert Hall, 300 S. Main Street
Phone (Peace Center Box Office):  864.467.3000
“Waitress” May 8-13 2018
Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 PM, Friday 8 PM, Saturday 2 PM and 8 PM, Sunday 1 PM and 6:30 PM
Admission: $35+
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).

GREENVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage green Place
Phone: (864.527.9241)
Art in the Library Series, April 2-May 31,2018
Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 2-6PM
Free Admission
The Hughes Main Library is presenting an Art in the Library series, a display by local artists in the main entrance of the Library. A committee of librarians who choose the works that best reflect the themes of the exhibit. The submitted art includes: literature, film, music, local history or libraries.

GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
420 College Street @ Heritage Green, Phone: 864.271.7570,
Friday & Saturday 10AM – 6PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM
Admission: FREE

THE GUILD OF THE GREENVILLE SYMPHONY: DOWNTOWN CONDO RONDO
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10AM-5PM
417 N. Markley St, 441 N Markley Street, 604 N Main Street, 623 N Main Street, and 121 Rhett Street
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 day of
The Downtown Condo Rondo tour will host a tour of five city homes that showcase the theme Urban Lifestyle. All proceeds benefit the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.

PEACE CENTER
Gunter Theatre, 300 S. Main Street
Phone (Peace Center Box Office) 864.467.3000
Greenville County Youth Orchestra
“Spring Fling” Saturday, May 12, 2018 7:30 PM
Admission: $27 Adults, $10 Students and Children
The Young Artist Orchestra and The Philharmonic finish out the season with flair. Darin Lewis: Oboe Concerto, Bryn Carrier, oboe, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

Works By Betsy Powell
Main Street Real Estate Gallery, 428 S. Main Street
Phone: 864.250.2850
Friday, May 11 Noon-8PM, Saturday, 10 AM-8 PM, Sunday 11 AM-6 PM

ATM's

Downtown Greenville has several permanent ATM machines. A TD Bank ATM is located at the intersection of McBee and Main Streets.

 

Bike Valet

Bikeville’s Bike Valet, sponsored by The City of Greenville in cooperation with Artisphere and Bikewalk Greenville, will be available during the event Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. Forget your car, bring your bike, and drop it off with City staff and volunteers in a safe and secure facility. Plus, this is your chance to meet like-minded, bike-friendly citizens, learn about bicycle advocacy in our community, and get up to date information on all the bike programs, trails, and happenings. The Bike Valet is located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail under the Main Street Bridge. Hope to see you there!

Directions

FROM GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (14 miles): Take I-85 South to I-385 North. Follow I-385 into downtown. Take a left onto Main Street. Follow Main Street into the West End or to Parking.

FROM ATLANTA: Take I-85 North to I-385 North. Follow I-385 into downtown. Take a left onto Main Street. Follow Main Street into the West End or to Parking.

Festival Concierge

Identifiable by their neon vests, volunteer concierges are located throughout the site and are happy to answer questions or point you in the right direction.

Festival Rules

The following are not allowed within the festival site:

  • Pets
  • Coolers
  • Bicycles
  • Inline skates
  • Skateboards

There is also no smoking at the festival.

Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs, but keep them in the outdoor amphitheater seating areas only.

Please do not photograph any artwork without the artist’s expressed permission.

First Aid/ Lost & Found/ Lost People

A First Aid station can be found in Festival Headquarters, which is in City Hall, at the corner of Main and East Court Streets.

Food & Beverage

A variety of delicious dishes are available from some of Greenville’s favorite restaurants in the Culinary Arts Café, located at the intersection of Broad and Main Streets. Non-alcoholic and adult beverages are located throughout the festival site.

Cash is accepted at all stands. Credit cards accepted at select locations. No checks, please!

Merchandise

Located on Main Street in front of City Hall and at the intersection of Augusta, the Official Festival merchandise booths carry Artisphere t-shirts, posters, private-label Artisphere wine, and more!

Parking

Parking can be found throughout Downtown Greenville, including numerous paid lots and public garages.

City Parking Garages

Restrooms

Portable restrooms are located at:

South entrance of festival an intersection of Augusta and Main Streets

South end of Greenville News block (across from Gunter Theater loading dock)

Behind Kidsphere & STEAM Tent