Artisphere is a well run and interesting outdoor art sale held annually in the middle of #YeahThatGreenville. It usually occurs around the beginning of May.
Picture Fall for Greenville but with only one street for food vendors. There is a Kid Zone and several music stages. After dark, it becomes more of an adult affair with the main feature being adults walking around with drinks in hand.
The tent lined streets are filled with event hosts and good signage. It is a great time to meet the artists and find out about the inspiration behind their pieces.
This year, the Friday event was marred by a pop up thunderstorm complete with torrential rain and wind gusts that (sadly) broke some artist’s glass objects.
Saturday (though blazing hot) was calmer and a better day to check this cool street event out. The objects are pricey. Think an average of $200 to $1,000 a pop. Most artists have prints for sale for less than $100. There is a combination of local and out of state artists.
I like pretty things so Artisphere is a good window shopping activity.
Our advice includes:
- go at night when it’s cooler
- take an Uber to avoid the parking drama (Chris is not a fan of parking fees and will drive around for hours to find a spot)
- soak in the beauty!