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! 


Logo_onlySpringFest - Held each Spring, this event is a celebration of local talent, both musical and artistic.

Uptown LiveUptown 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 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!


Pig2013-TransparentBackgroundSC 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_Logo (2)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!

Boo2DrugsBoo 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!

hohlogoHoliday 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.

SantaSanta 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.


christmasparadelogo2Christmas 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.

Gallery Talk - WOVEN | Jonell Logan + Michaela Pilar Brown

Artist Talk (WOVEN) 
Gallery Talk: Friday, February 22 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Main Gallery (120 Main Street)
Curator, Jonell Logan and featured artist, Michaela Pilar Brown for the current WOVEN exhibit on display in the main gallery of The Arts Center will host a gallery talk on Friday, February 22 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm! Free coffee and cookies will be provided to attendees. 
Guest Curator: Jonell Logan
Jonell Logan is an independent curator and arts advocate dedicated to supporting artists and creative active and accessible creative spaces. She is also the Executive Director of The League of Creative Interventionists, a non-profit network of community catalysts using art and culture to re-imagine our communities.
Guest Artist: Michaela Pilar Brown
Michaela Pilar Brown is an image and object maker, a multidisciplinary artist using photography, installation and performance.  She studied sculpture and art history at Howard University, though she has always been a maker of things.  She cut her teeth in the halls of a museum where her mother worked as a security guard.  She has been immersed in the culture of objects, their making and interpretation her entire life. Brown has a full-time studio practice, a curatorial, exhibition and event planning practice that specializes in bringing contemporary art and arts related programming to private and public spaces.  She serves as a facilitator with Artists U, a grass roots professional development non-profit using open-source materials to share professional development tools and strategic planning with artists. She is an artist facilitator for Amplify Columbia, Strategic planning initiative for the city of Columbia, SC., She is a member of the board of directors of the of the Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, South Carolina, and of One Columbia, the city’s Public Art.
Brown is the 2018 grand prize winner of ArtFields, a juried art competition.  She is a 2018 inaugural resident artist of the Volcanic Residency, Whakatane Museum, Whakatane, New Zealand. In 2017 she was selected as the co-lead Indie Grits, Two-Cities Fellowship Artist.  in 2016 She was one of the six American artists selected to participate as a Resident Artist for OPEN IMMERSION: A VR CREATIVE DOC LAB produced by the CFC Media Lab, The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and JustFilms | Ford Foundation in Toronto, Canada, an Inaugural Resident Artist at the 2016 Sedona Summer Colony and a 2016 Artist in Residence, Kunstlerwerkgemeinschaft Kaiserslautern, Germany.  Brown is the 2016 Jasper Projects Artists of the Year, an artist Grant recipient at the Studio Center of Vermont, and an Artist Venture Grant recipient of the South Carolina Arts Commission. She was was the 2011 Harvey B. Gantt Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation.
WOVEN - Exhibit Description: Constructed by fabric, linked by color, and assembled by rope and glass, Woven explores stories of history, identity, and youth as presented by contemporary black women artists. This material-based exhibition is curated by Jonell Logan, and features the artwork of Cheryl RileyKesha BruceMichaela Pilar Brown,  Roni Nicole HendersonShanequa Gay and Zipporah Camille Thompson.
WOVEN - Exhibit Duration: February 1 - 22, 2019
Event Contact: Jennifer A. Smith | 864.388.7800 or artscentergwd@gmail.com 



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