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!
SpringFest - Held each Spring, this event is a celebration of local talent, both musical and artistic.
Uptown Live - This Thursday evening concert series features a mix of local talent and up and coming artisits from every corner of the nation. A celebration of both music and community, Uptown Live is a time to enjoy good tunes and good friends!
Festival of Flowers - In it's 50th 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!
Oktoberfest - German food, German beverages and fantastic music.....what's not to love? Taking place on Oregon Ave., this street festival is the closing concert for our Uptown Live series. The ambiance of this event is sure to please!
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 - 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 and the always popular lighting of the Uptown Christmas Tree by Mayor Welborn Adams.
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 Talk + Exhibit Reception | REMNANTS: JIM ARENDT
South Carolina Arts Commission 50th Anniversary Celebration
- Date: 09/22/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Location: Arts and Visitors Center at the Federal Building
120 Main Street
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646
Artist Talk + Exhibition Reception: Friday, September 22 - Artist Talk @ 5:00 pm & Exhibit Reception @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm - as a nod to the artist’s material of choice, guests of the reception are encouraged to wear their favorite denim fashions! The Arts Center will also be accepting donations of “worn-out” denim and blue jeans at the reception to provide the artist for future projects. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided for the evening!
Event Admission: OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
Event Contact: Jennifer A. Smith, email@example.com, 864.953.2462 or 864.388.7800
Exhibit Description: In partnership with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the South Carolina Arts Commission, The Arts Center of Greenwood is hosting a solo exhibit for 2013 - 2014 SCAC artist fellowship recipient, Jim Arendt. The exhibit is one of fifteen exhibitions taking place throughout South Carolina of current and past visual artist fellowship recipients. Influenced by the radical re-shaping of the rural and industrial landscapes in which he was raised, Arendt’s artwork investigates how individual lives are affected by transitions in economic structures. Arendt makes frequent use of fabric, primarily blue-denim material, to reinforce the idea of the “worn-out” laborer in his sculptural forms. REMNANTS features an entirely new body of work including ten life-size sculptures of the human form in repose. Each form is constructed from cardboard, denim and resin and is fashioned as a representation of a young generation facing the residual effects of our nation’s modern economic structures.
Artist Biography: Jim Arendt's work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo shows. He received his BFA in 2001 from Kendall College of Art and Design and his MFA in 2005 from the University of South Carolina. He currently teaches at Coastal Carolina University. He has participated in residency programs around the country and has been invited to an instructor at Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Arendt was short-listed for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art and his work was awarded the top prize during the inaugural year of ArtFields. Arendt currently resides in Conway, SC.
Exhibit Duration: September 6 - October 28, 2017
Exhibit Admission: OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY | Business Hours: Mon-Fri (10 am-5 pm) / Sat (9:30 am-1:30 pm)
S.C. Fellows: The South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowship Program was begun in 1976 to recognize outstanding accomplishments by individual South Carolina artists. Fellowship awards are made through a highly competitive, anonymous process and are based on artistic merit only. Fellows are among the most artistically accomplished artists in the state. CLICK HERE for a full list of fellowship exhibitions and programs being held around the state.