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Greenville Arts: Art Scene in Greenville

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Nestled among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville is a picturesque and charming city featuring a nationally acclaimed downtown. Greenville has a taken great care in preserving its magnificent natural resources while also developing a diverse, locally centered culture of shopping, dining and arts appreciation. Every May, Greenville hosts theArtsiphere festival, a weekend long music and visual arts showcase featuring the work of over 100 Greenville-based artists.

Greenville Arts Information

Art Museums

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (Greenville, SC)

Located on the campus of Bob Jones University, the Museum and Gallery holds one of the largest collections of European sacred art on the continent. Its collection focuses on the history of Christianity as interpreted by all of Europe’s master artists, from the early 14th through the late 19th centuries. This includes a comprehensive collection of paintings from all eras of European art, a collection of Orthodox icons from Russia and Greece, and Benjamin West’s paintings for King George III’s ” Chapel of the History of Revealed Religion.” ...more...

Greenville County Museum of Art

Greenville County Museum of Art

The Greenville County Museum of Art (GCMA) is a beacon of visual art in South Carolina. The permanent collection at the GCMA focuses on American art through all periods of U.S. history. A cornerstone of the GCAM is its Southern Collection, which emphasizes the work of Southern artists, as well as works that depict or relate to the history and culture of America’s South. The GCMA counts as another of …more…

Theater

Centre Stage

Centre Stage

Founded in 1983, Centre Stage is a year-round, 285-seat regional theater located within walking distance of historic Falls Park and the many shops and restaurants that line downtown Greenville’s Main Street corridor. The theater has occupied its current home, in the Citi-Smith Barney Building at 501 River Street, since October 1997.

Centre Stage focuses primarily on new plays and established works of the modern repertoire. The company’s annual New Play Festival …more…

The Warehouse Theatre

The Warehouse Theatre

A cornerstone of Greenville’s historic West End district, this company makes its home in a converted textile warehouse. The nearly 40-year-old theater hosts 15 or more shows a year, including productions in the Warehouse’s Mainstage and “Extras” series as well as performances in the Upstate Shakespeare Festival at Falls Park, productions by resident theatre companies, and improv shows. Warehouse also runs an “Actors in Education” program.

The bill of fare at …more…

Classical Music

Brevard Music Center

Brevard Music Center Festival (Brevard, NC)

Located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the Music Center has been in existence as a summer training school for pre-professional musicians since 1936. The Festival, implemented ten years later, features performances of classical masterworks by the likes of Mozart, Brahms, Mahler and Sibelius, as well as operas by Rossini, Puccini, and others. All festival concerts offer lawn seating, which is free for children under 17 in the …more…

Greenville Chorale

Greenville Chorale

Tracing its roots back to the Rotary Civic Chorale, formed in 1961, today’s Greenville Chorale is a thriving musical ensemble with over 200 singers on its roster. The Chorale has performed a number of South Carolina premieres of major choral works and has collaborated with Greenville Symphony on performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and other orchestral/choral masterworks. Greenville Chorale performs around 6 concerts per season, including a wildly popular …more…

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

With musicians at the height of the their artistry, a world-class conductor and fantastic facilities, the stage is set for something extraordinary. Greenville Symphony Orchestra, which began in 1948 as an all-volunteer ensemble, today has over 60 professional players performing under the baton of Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel to oft-sold out houses. Programming relies heavily on orchestral masterworks, but that’s not easy to criticize when the orchestra is so successful. The …more…

Jazz

Brown Street Club

Brown Street Club

With decor right out of the golden age of jazz, The Brown Street Club seeks to provide a welcoming atmosphere with a focus on great music. The club hosts live jazz five nights a week (Tuesday–Saturday) and bargain basement prices (often free). Dinner and cocktails can be rather expensive, so we recommend stopping by Brown Street for an after dinner treat and fantastic jazz. Given the apparent lack of a …more…

Dance

Carolina Ballet Theatre

Carolina Ballet Theatre

The Carolina Ballet Theatre was founded in 1972 and rapidly became a major contributor to the arts and cultural climate of the Greenville community and its environs. Currently directed by Hernan Justo and Anita Sun Pacylowski-Justo, the classical ballet company and contemporary performing arts organization offers performances, professional dance training, and community education and outreach programs to local youth. ...more...

Venues

Peace Center for the Performing Arts

Peace Center for the Performing Arts

The existence of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts is an example of tenacity and vision in the face of challenging circumstances.  In the early 1980s, Greenville’s downtown, like that of many cities nationwide, suffered from out-migration to the suburbs.  Main Street was a hodgepodge of vacant lots, empty storefronts, and declining businesses. In 1985 a citizens’ committee was formed by the city, and fundraising efforts were begun by …more…

Art Museums

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (Greenville, SC)

Located on the campus of Bob Jones University, the Museum and Gallery holds one of the largest collections of European sacred art on the continent. Its collection focuses on the history of Christianity as interpreted by all of Europe’s master artists, from the early 14th through the late 19th centuries. This includes a comprehensive collection of paintings from all eras of European art, a collection of Orthodox icons from Russia and Greece, and Benjamin West’s paintings for King George III’s ” Chapel of the History of Revealed Religion.” ...more...

Greenville County Museum of Art

Greenville County Museum of Art

The Greenville County Museum of Art (GCMA) is a beacon of visual art in South Carolina. The permanent collection at the GCMA focuses on American art through all periods of U.S. history. A cornerstone of the GCAM is its Southern Collection, which emphasizes the work of Southern artists, as well as works that depict or relate to the history and culture of America’s South. The GCMA counts as another of …more…

Theater

Centre Stage

Centre Stage

Founded in 1983, Centre Stage is a year-round, 285-seat regional theater located within walking distance of historic Falls Park and the many shops and restaurants that line downtown Greenville’s Main Street corridor. The theater has occupied its current home, in the Citi-Smith Barney Building at 501 River Street, since October 1997.

Centre Stage focuses primarily on new plays and established works of the modern repertoire. The company’s annual New Play Festival …more…

The Warehouse Theatre

The Warehouse Theatre

A cornerstone of Greenville’s historic West End district, this company makes its home in a converted textile warehouse. The nearly 40-year-old theater hosts 15 or more shows a year, including productions in the Warehouse’s Mainstage and “Extras” series as well as performances in the Upstate Shakespeare Festival at Falls Park, productions by resident theatre companies, and improv shows. Warehouse also runs an “Actors in Education” program.

The bill of fare at …more…

Classical Music

Brevard Music Center

Brevard Music Center Festival (Brevard, NC)

Located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the Music Center has been in existence as a summer training school for pre-professional musicians since 1936. The Festival, implemented ten years later, features performances of classical masterworks by the likes of Mozart, Brahms, Mahler and Sibelius, as well as operas by Rossini, Puccini, and others. All festival concerts offer lawn seating, which is free for children under 17 in the …more…

Greenville Chorale

Greenville Chorale

Tracing its roots back to the Rotary Civic Chorale, formed in 1961, today’s Greenville Chorale is a thriving musical ensemble with over 200 singers on its roster. The Chorale has performed a number of South Carolina premieres of major choral works and has collaborated with Greenville Symphony on performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and other orchestral/choral masterworks. Greenville Chorale performs around 6 concerts per season, including a wildly popular …more…

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

With musicians at the height of the their artistry, a world-class conductor and fantastic facilities, the stage is set for something extraordinary. Greenville Symphony Orchestra, which began in 1948 as an all-volunteer ensemble, today has over 60 professional players performing under the baton of Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel to oft-sold out houses. Programming relies heavily on orchestral masterworks, but that’s not easy to criticize when the orchestra is so successful. The …more…

Jazz

Brown Street Club

Brown Street Club

With decor right out of the golden age of jazz, The Brown Street Club seeks to provide a welcoming atmosphere with a focus on great music. The club hosts live jazz five nights a week (Tuesday–Saturday) and bargain basement prices (often free). Dinner and cocktails can be rather expensive, so we recommend stopping by Brown Street for an after dinner treat and fantastic jazz. Given the apparent lack of a …more…

Dance

Carolina Ballet Theatre

Carolina Ballet Theatre

The Carolina Ballet Theatre was founded in 1972 and rapidly became a major contributor to the arts and cultural climate of the Greenville community and its environs. Currently directed by Hernan Justo and Anita Sun Pacylowski-Justo, the classical ballet company and contemporary performing arts organization offers performances, professional dance training, and community education and outreach programs to local youth. ...more...

Venues

Peace Center for the Performing Arts

Peace Center for the Performing Arts

The existence of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts is an example of tenacity and vision in the face of challenging circumstances.  In the early 1980s, Greenville’s downtown, like that of many cities nationwide, suffered from out-migration to the suburbs.  Main Street was a hodgepodge of vacant lots, empty storefronts, and declining businesses. In 1985 a citizens’ committee was formed by the city, and fundraising efforts were begun by …more…