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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.

Art Reception | A Drawn Conclusion

  • Date: 10/11/2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

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Event Date: Friday, October 11 - Gallery Talk @ 5:00 pm + Opening Reception @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm - FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY

Event Description: The Arts Center will host a joint reception to celebrate exhibits on view in both the main gallery and the art education gallery during the month of October. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided.  

Exhibit Duration: September 18 - October 31, 2019 

Exhibit Description: A Drawn Conclusion features the work of four southeastern artists exploring the bounds of drawn media in areas of portraiture, observation of contemporary art culture and the remnants of generations past. On view in the main gallery through October 31, the exhibit features 49 mixed media drawings on paper, panel and plywood. The drawings fuse wood cut, paper cut, encaustic, embossing, watercolor, pastel and assemblage techniques with traditional methods in charcoal and graphite pencil. The featured artists include Tamie Beldue, Andrea Garland, Denise Stewart-Sanabria and Denise Wellbrock.  

Tamie Beldue - Originally from upstate New York, Tamie Beldue is a contemporary American artist focused in mixed media drawings. Beldue received a BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design and earned her MFA at the University of Cincinnati. Beldue has exhibited extensively in the US in group and solo exhibitions, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Realism Biennial, Southern Ohio Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, the Arnot Art Museum’s Re-Presenting Representation and the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Arnot Museum of Art, The DeYoung Museum, Howard & Judy Tullman Collection, James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings and the Sandy & Diane Besser Collection. She currently resides in Black Mountain, North Carolina and is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina Asheville. She is represented by Blue Spiral Galleries in Asheville, NC and Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Andrea Garland - Andrea Garland was raised in a home that her father and grandfather built on land that her family has inhabited for more than 250 years in the mountain region of South Carolina. She holds an MFA in drawing from Clemson University. She earned her BFA in painting and sculpture from Winthrop University where she was awarded the Clara Barrett Strait Scholarship for Outstanding Female Art Student. Prior to returning to graduate school, Andrea did freelance work and commissions for patrons across upstate South Carolina including private residences, businesses and local theaters. While earning her master’s degree, she was a teaching assistant in Intermediate and Advanced Drawing and worked as an intern at Clemson University’s Lee Gallery. Andrea’s most recent work features embossed impressions of functional and decorative textiles that she inherited from her family. Through her process, Andrea illustrates the influence that the residue of the past has on contemporary life in the American South. Her work has been shown in galleries across the United States and has been featured in competitive exhibitions throughout the Southeast. Images of her work are seen in publications such as JuxtaProse, a national literary magazine, The Clemson Chronicle Visual and Literary Magazine and the 14th Annual International Drawing Annual published by Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Denise Stewart-Sanabria - Originally from Massachusetts, Denise Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has lived in Knoxville, Tennessee since 1986. Sanabria paints hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts. The anthropomorphic narratives often are reflections on human behavior. She is also known for her life-size charcoal portrait drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual installations. Her work is included in various museums, private, and corporate collections including: The Tennessee State Museum, The Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, The Knoxville Museum of Art, Firstbank TN, Pinnacle Banks, Omni and Opryland Hotels, Scripps Networks, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Jewelry Television, TriStar Energy, and the corporate offices of McGhee Tyson Airport.

Denise Wellbrock - Denise Wellbrock is a current MFA Candidate, Teacher of Record at Clemson University and received her BFA from Northern Kentucky University. Her work has been exhibited in places such as The Cincinnati Art Museum, Art Academy of Cincinnati, and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati. She has completed a commission for The Brighton Center in Newport, KY and has won an online figurative art competition for the state of Kentucky through Figure50. She has received scholarships through the Cincinnati Women’s Club, the Visual Arts Department at Northern Kentucky University and Clemson College of Art.

Exhibit Contact: Jennifer A. Smith - artscentergwd@gmail.com | 864.388.7800

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