Uptown Greenwood Events

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From Main Street to side streets, Uptown Greenwood is full of energy and hosts many unique events that continue to make our community a wonderful place to live, work and play.  Uptown Greenwood plays host to an eclectic mix of events all year long. From local music to flowers and BBQ, Uptown Greenwood has something for everyone! 


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Uptown Spring Sizzle - New for 2020-Uptown Spring Sizzle will include a concert with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a SCA sanctioned Steak Cookoff event, food vendors and more!


Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers - In it's 53rd year, this Festival has been a Greenwood staple longer than most of us can remember.  The Safari Topiary display on the Uptown Greenwood Square boast a uniqueness like no other. A celebration of Greenwood's rich history in flowers, this event puts the GREEN in Greenwood!



SC Festival of Discovery - As you read this sentence, you can almost smell the BBQ in the air!  In it's 17th year, the Festival of Discovery is acclaimed as one of the best BBQ & Blues events in the Southeast!


Boo Bash 

Boo Bash - Cornerstone and Uptown Greenwood, partner to encourage kids to say "boo to drugs" at our this annual event that occurs every October.  This event offers plenty of candy for the kiddos and a costume contest for every age!


Holiday Open House 

Holiday Open House -  Occurring in early November, shoppers can enjoy sales at their favorite Uptown merchants and kick off their holiday shopping.  Last year, this event boasted a wine walk in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce.



Santa on Main - SANTA!!!! In early December, Santa arrives in Uptown Greenwood just in time for pictures, cookies and milk, crafts , a pajama party, and of course checking his list twice.  This event includes FREE carriage rides at Connie Maxwell Children's Home and the always popular lighting of the Uptown Christmas Tree by Mayor Brandon Smith.


Christmas Parade 2017

Christmas Parade - Santa also makes his appearance at the annual Greenwood Christmas Parade on Main Street.  Each Parade includes it's own unique theme.  Get your applications in early...this event is one of our most popular!  Note:  The parade is ALWAYS the first Sunday in December. 


 Are you interested in hosting a special event in Uptown Greenwood?  Contact our office for assistance 864-942-8448.

Artist Reception | SC Emerging Artist: Emily Furr

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Event Description:  A joint, public reception for the main gallery EQUINE exhibition and the special exhibits gallery SC EMERGING ARTIST: EMILY FURR exhibition will be held on Thursday, May 11th @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. 

Event Admission: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Event Contact: Jennifer A. Smith, artscentergwd@gmail.com, 864.953.2462

Exhibit Description: A new SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGING ARTIST series kicks off in April at The Arts Center with artist, Emily Furr, of Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibit highlights a series of contemporary portraits with 7 oil paintings on canvas and 3 mixed media works utilizing embroidery hoops. The exhibit is on display until May 26th, 2017 in the special exhibits gallery at The Arts Center of Greenwood. 

Artist Biography: Emily Furr was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, where she developed a passion for creating art. She recently earned a BFA from Winthrop University, specializing in painting and drawing. She continues to work primarily in the areas of painting and drawing, while she completes coursework for an Arts Administration Certificate before attending a graduate program in 2018 to earn her MFA.

Artist Statement: The majority of my work involves some sort of portraiture. My interest in portraiture began with an exploration of depth with color, beginning in still lives and then more prominently in portraits. I became attached to the process of painting people. The paintings became translations of how I see my subject and in turn how that is rendered in paint. I recently began incorporating patterns and fabric to create portraits that go past just painting a face. I choose colors, patterns and fabrics based on what I know about the subject. Experimenting with fabric led me to embroidery and how textiles and thread could be incorporated with the paint. I found correlations in creating a portrait with embroidery in comparison to a portrait in paint. Combining the painting with embroidery is a satisfying conglomerate of two media. The combination created a new style and depth within my portraits.

Artist Website: www.emilyfurr.com 

Exhibit Duration: April 10 - May 26, 2017

Exhibit Admission: OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY | Business Hours: Mon-Fri (10 am-5 pm) / Sat (9:30 am-1:30 pm)

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