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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.

Entry Deadline | A Local Look 2019

Sponsored By: Greenwood County Community Foundation


Entry Deadline: November 8 - 9 (10 am - 3 pm)

An annual year-end exhibit of local art will be on view in the main gallery from November 14, 2019 - January 10, 2020. Entry into the exhibit is open to all artists (18+) within Greenwood County and current members of the Greenwood Area Studio Potters, Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood Woodworkers Guild and Lakelands Basketry Guild.

Entry Information:


Event Calendar:

November 8 - 9 | entry deadline (10 am - 3 pm)
November 12 | acceptance notification (via email)
November 14, 2019 - January 10, 2020 | exhibit duration
November 20 | opening reception (5:00 - 7:00 pm)
November 22 | art retrieval - works not accepted (10 am - 3 pm)
January 24 - 25, 2020 | art retrieval - works accepted (10 am - 3 pm)

Entry Eligibility:

All artists (18 or older) within Greenwood County are eligible to enter including members of Greenwood Woodworkers Guild, Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood Area Studio Potters and Lakelands Basketry Guild. A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for all artists UNLESS they are current members of one of the four participating guilds. Both 2D and 3D artwork is eligible. No size restrictions will be enforced, but entries must be easily transportable and not exceed 85" one side in order to fit through double door areas. Each artist may submit up to two entries only. Works will be selected by a juror for entry into the final show. Artists will be notified of accepted artwork via email on 11/13/19. Not accepted entries may be retrieved on 11/22/19 during regular business hours. All works of art must be original and not previously shown at The Arts Center of Greenwood. Presentation Specifications: All 2D or 3D wall-hanging artwork must be securely wired on back for hanging. No clip or saw tooth mounting - must be wired for hanging. Suggested framing options include: light, natural wood, white or black. We reserve the right to reject any entry that does not meet the eligibility requirements or judged inappropriate for public exhibition. The Arts Center reserves the right to reproduce images of the artworks for educational and promotional purposes. The Arts Center will retain 30% commission on all artworks sold during the exhibit. Please price work in accordance.

Exhibit Sponsor: Greenwood County Community Foundation

Exhibit Contact: artscentergwd@gmail.com | 864.388.7800

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