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! 


Spring Sizzle logo

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.

Art Reception | Liminal Spaces


Exhibit Reception: Friday, August 16 @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm (FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) - The Arts Center will host a joint reception to celebrate exhibits on view in both the main gallery and the art education gallery! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided.

Exhibit Description: Liminal Spaces highlights the work of two emerging South Carolina-based painters and art educators; Alyssa Reiser Prince and Jena Thomas. Through painting, each artist explores the fragmentary nature of their environment as it is often experienced or idealized while seeking to capture the transitional and unnatural oddities of space. On view in the main gallery through August 31, the exhibit features 26 oil and acrylic paintings which embody a vibrant and strikingly synergetic panorama. 

Artist Biographies: 

Alyssa Reiser Prince - an artist currently residing in Hartsville, South Carolina where she is assistant professor of art at Coker University. She received an MFA from Clemson University and a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has exhibited her work nationally at venues such as High Point University's Darrell E. Sechrest Gallery, Lincoln Memorial University's Center for the Arts, Miami University's Young Painters Competition, the Zhou B. Art Center, Concordia College, and the South Carolina State Museum, among others. Her paintings explore the process of remembering and the sensory-based experience of space, place, and time.

 Jena Thomas - born in South Florida, Thomas currently resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina where she is assistant professor of art at Converse College. Her abstract landscape paintings explore the contemporary context of how mankind alters and views the natural world. Thomas has exhibited extensively in Florida and the Northeast, with exhibitions at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Context New York, and Art Palm Beach. Her work has been featured in such publications as Studio Visit magazine, New American Painting and Creative Quarterly. Thomas is a recipient of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship from the Art Students League of New York, winner of the 701 Center for Contemporary Art Prize and finalist for Miami University’s Young Painters Competition. Thomas received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA and her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Jena Thomas’s work is currently represented by the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery in Stamford, CT.

Exhibit Duration: July 25 - August 31, 2019

Exhibit Admission: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Business Hours: Mon-Fri (10 am - 5 pm) / Sat (10 am - 3 pm)

Exhibit Contact: artscentergwd@gmail.com | 864.388.7800

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