11/06 - 6pm ~ 9pm
11/07 - 10am ~ 6pm
11/08 - Noon ~ 6pm
311 West Earle Street A28
Greenville, SC 29609
Greenville Open Studios is a weekend event which opens the studios of local visual artists to the public. The event is held annually on the first weekend in November, and showcases artists at work in their studios. Now entering its 13th year, Greenville Open Studios began as an idea cast about during a casual conversation between a small group of artists several years ago; they discussed doing something to raise awareness in the greater community of the tremendous creative energy in the area. The idea has evolved into a full-fledged annual event.
The 2015 self-guided tour will feature 134 artists and their studios. Studio locations vary throughout a 15-mile radius of downtown Greenville with Easley, Greer, Travelers Rest and Dacusville included. Open Studios catalogues can be found at all the studios as well as here at MAC in late September/ early October.
The goals of Greenville Open Studios are to provide free and convenient community access to visual arts, to educate and create a dialogue between artists and the general public by opening artists’ place of work and inviting the community-at-large to participate in the creative process, and to create new marketing opportunities for artists. It is the organizers’ desire that the project will open up the world of visual artists to everyone – from the seasoned collector to the first-time art buyer to the curious general public.
The specific objectives of Greenville Open Studios are:
1. To provide an educational experience to the entire community by inviting the general public to experience the life of local artists at work in the studio environment by giving people the chance to learn about the artistic process as well as sources of artistic inspiration.
2. To give the artists an opportunity to market their work to the local community.
3. To enhance the experience of collecting art by helping people to begin art collections or enhance existing ones.
4. To create greater awareness of the diversity and quality of local visual arts among the general public.
12 x 12 Exhibit @ MAC A Twelve-Inch Program
Stop by the MAC gallery during the hours of Open Studios to see A Twelve-Inch Program consisting of one 12” x 12” (x 12”) work of art from each of the participating artists. The show will be on display in the MAC gallery at 16 Augusta Street. The exhibit is an excellent way to become acquainted with the artists’ work, and it is proof positive of the amazing talent among Greenville’s visual artists.