Posts Tagged ‘Village of West Greenville’

City of Greenville, SC, Expands Arts District

April 27, 2017

The Gallery at West Greenville is an extension of the emerging Village of West Greenville arts district in the City of Greenville, SC.

The Gallery was conceived based on best practices in affordable artist housing as documented by Artspace, a lead developer of over 35 completed projects that provide affordable living and workspace for low income artists throughout the country.

Live in Community with Visual Artists

The Gallery at West Greenville is not just housing made available to artists; it is housing designed to support the distinct needs of visual artists.

The 12 residential units are live/work units that have enough additional space (approximately 150 square feet) to use as a working studio, thereby freeing the resident artists from the burden of renting separate space.

Each unit has one bedroom, a full service kitchen, living and dining area, one full bath and accessible half-bath in the studio space. Each unit offers a flexible open floor plan and modern appliances including an in-unit washer and dryer.

The Gallery will also include a community building that will provide each artist with exhibition space to support 1 month per calendar year for a solo exhibit.

For the 12 live/work studios, eligible artist applicants must demonstrate a commitment to being a visual artist and living in a cooperative and creative environment that exists to engage in the greater Greenville community.

A working artist shall be defined as:

A person who works in, or is skilled in any of the visual arts, including but not limited to: ceramics, drawing, fiber, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. *Please note: Kilns will not be permitted on site for artists working in ceramics.
In all visual art disciplines, a professional dedicated to using their expertise within the community to support, promote, present, and/or teach their art form through events, activities, and classes.
Derives the majority of their income from the production of original art and intends to pursue full-time engagement in the arts.
Intends to engage and integrate with the Village of West Greenville arts community.

Artist applicants will be screened and scored by the Artist Selection Committee to determine applicant’s’ commitment to pursuing a career in visual arts and quality of applicant’s artistic portfolio. The twelve top-scoring artists will be offered living/work space by The Greenville Housing Authority. A waiting list of interested artists will also be determined by the Artist Selection Committee.

To learn more, contact: Liz Rundorff Smith, GCCA Art School Director by e-mail at (liz@artcentergreenville.org).

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Community Day at Greenville Center for the Creative Arts in Greenville, SC – Aug. 23, 2015

August 12, 2015

The Greenville Center for the Creative Arts (GCCA), a newly launched Greenville, SC-area non-profit dedicated to enriching the local community through art, is rallying area and GCCA artists in support of a beloved fixture in the Village of West Greenville community – acclaimed food truck Ribs ‘N Such.

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Less than 4 months old, the GCCA is using one of its first major events to bring its mission statement to life by organizing efforts to use art to directly benefit the surrounding community. In conjunction with a GCCA open house combining demonstrations, food and fun, the GCCA’s August 23, 2015, from 1-5pm, Community Day will gather celebrated artists from the GCCA and Village of West Greenville in support of one of the community’s favorite BBQ restaurants/food trucks, Ribs ‘N Such.

As evidence of the popularity of Ribs ‘N Such with the surrounding community, led by Dumah Morgan and GCCA artists will be joined by artists from the Village of West Greenville to provide James Hester’s food truck with a completely unique and utterly unforgettable hand-drawn paint job. The design will be reflective of signature elements in the Village, his church community and his specialty, Texas style BBQ.

Participating sponsors include: Clinkscales Chevrolet, Dumah Morgan, Devobal, Pinstripers Original, Village Grind, Lily Pottery, Village of West Greenville, Clemson Visual Arts-Greenville, Community Journals, and GCCA.

If you’d like more information about Community Day at GCCA, please call Cherington Shucker, Executive Director at 646/825-1859 or e-mail to (Cherington@artcentergreenville.org).

Greenville, SC’s Fall Arts Festival to be held Sept. 17-18, 2011

June 9, 2011

Held in the heart of the Village of West Greenville, the Third Annual West Greenville Arts Festival showcases forty artists whose studios create the Pendleton Street Arts District. Upstate Visual Arts joins with the Arts District to provide a unique art event VIEW & PURCHASE the works of the district artists along with the works of thirty five juried visiting regional artists. Enjoy music, a family friendly child’s area, entertainers, and great food & beverage for an exciting fun-filled day.

Activities will be centered at the intersection of Pendleton and Smith Streets, in the heart of West Greenville, and extend four blocks to include the area’s businesses, galleries and studios. Performers and Vendors (TBA).

Dates: Sept. 17-18, 2011
Times: Saturday, Sept. 17, 10am-7pm & Sunday, Sept. 18, 11am-5pm,

Visit the Village. See what West Greenville has to offer.

For further info about participation visit (www.WestGreenvilleArtsFestival.com) or contact Alison Spiesman by e-mail at (upstatearts@bellsouth.net) or Shane Bryant at (feltonschool@gmail.com).