SPARTANBURG — Spartanburg’s monthly ArtWalk will be this Thursday (Oct. 15) from 5-9 p.m., and many of the local galleries and museums will have new or continuing exhibits for the public to see. ArtWalk is the third Thursday of every month. Many of the art galleries and museums in and near downtown Spartanburg stay open late so that patrons can see what is new on the local art scene. Many of them have wine-and-cheese type refreshments, receptions, and special programs. There is no cost to attend. The following venues are participating:
Chapman Cultural Center
200 East Saint John St., Spartanburg
Chapman Cultural Center will exhibit works of art by students from Spartanburg County School Districts 4 and 7. This exhibit is open through Oct. 25 and is free for public viewing.Spartanburg Art Museum
Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg
A Dyeing Art: Contemporary Textiles and Fiber Arts is a group exhibition featuring nine artists and more than 30 works of art. Curated as homage to Spartanburg’s rich textile history, this exhibition covers a wide array of textile-related media and techniques, including traditional weaving, mixed-media quilt paintings, large-scale felt images, sculptures, and objects. The themes addressed vary and include memories, childhood, loss, and the importance of community involvement in the arts. Refreshments and live music will be on hand, as well as SAM’s second installment of ArtCycle. At SAM you can receive the official ArtCycle Map and wristband. Hop on a BCycle — provided by collaborator Partners for Active Living — and pedal to five or more venues, show your ArtCycle Map to get a punch on your punch card, then head to a variety of pubs and restaurants (also listed on the map) for exclusive ArtCycle specials and discounts.
Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg
Double Vision, an exhibit by husband and wife artists Trey Finney and Christine Lawrence, is in the Guild Gallery for October. During ArtWalk, a free and public reception will be held.
The Johnson Collection Gallery
154 West Main Street, Spartanburg
From boldly colored murals to whimsical bicycle sculptures, from Einstein to Exuberance, Spartanburg has become a mecca for public art. A new book published by Hub City Press, in collaboration with The Johnson Collection, explores the city’s eclectic array of public art in a stunning pictorial survey featuring photography by Carroll Foster. A reception and book signing celebrating the book’s publication will be held during ArtWalk, 6-8 p.m. at TJC Gallery. A gallery talk will take place at 6:30 p.m. As always, events at TJC Gallery are open to the public without charge.
UPSTATE Gallery on Main
172 E. Main Street, Spartanburg
UPSTATE Gallery on Main will be open for ArtWalk 5-8 p.m., showcasing Shannon Rae Lindsey’s exhibition entitled INSTALLATION, consisting of a large-scale sculptural installation, drawings, and reliefs. The exhibition continues through Oct. 30. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation with unconventional art materials and processes. Simultaneously manifesting order and disorder, Lindsey’s work embodies her interpretation of entropy and utility. Currently residing in Columbia, SC, she works at the University of South Carolina as the McMaster Gallery Director and Adjunct Instructor of Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional studio art courses.
Kiss The Frog Gallery
518 East Main Street, Spartanburg
“Christmas in October!” Get in the spirit of the holiday season as Kiss the Frog Gallery features a special sneak preview of holiday decorations that will delight both kids and kids at heart. New shipments of unique Christmas decorations, gifts, new one-of-a-kind handcrafted designer, fashion and estate jewelry, art, and distinctive home decor just arrived. All art will be 20 percent off during ArtWalk. Jeraldine Mack’s handmade Seaside Road Soaps will be on special: buy 1; get 2 free. Open 5:30-9 p.m. and catered by Palmetto Palate.
151 W. Main Street, Spartanburg
H&K Gallery is hosting “Pumpkin Carving” during ArtWalk. H&K will supply the first 50 participants with pumpkins, scoopers, and candles, but bring your own carving tools. In the spirit of the season, H&K will accept donations to support the Daingerfield Lewis Ashton arDt funD, celebrating the life and impact of one of Spartanburg’s most beloved artists (and pumpkin carving extraordinaire), Dangerfield Ashton.
500 East Main Street, Spartanburg
“Night in Havana,” a collection of paintings and photos from a small group of Spartanburg artists who traveled to Cuba in February, will be on exhibit. Light snacks and drinks will be served, 6-9 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Op
578 West Main Street, Spartanburg
West Main Artists Co-op will host a reception during ArtWalk for it Pottery Palooza! The 4th annual show and sale will begin during ArtWalk, with a reception, 5-9 p.m., in the The Venue. The pottery artists participating in the month-long event are Agnes Martin, Al Hofmann, Allison Gross, Deede Cohen, Jeanne Brown, Joan Wheatley, Louisa Coburn, Nancy Williamson, Rebekah Dove, Robert Woods, and Tracey Timmons. The artists will be available to discuss their style of pottery. The Palooza will run through Nov. 14.
Carri Bass Photography
169 East Main Street, Spartanburg
Carri Bass Photography will be open for ArtWalk, featuring the photography of Frank O’Brien, who is a native of Greenvillian who has long appreciated the natural beauty on display throughout South Carolina and Western North Carolina. After years spent as a commercial real estate professional, he has begun a new hobby of capturing digital images of the area’s natural environment and of man-made structures both old and new. His photographs offer a fresh and unique perspective on familiar scenes and a view of others that can only be found off the beaten path.
"Bowls" by Nancy Williamson
Daingerfield "Pumpkin 1"
Klein "Harvest in SAM"
"On Common Ground"
"Installation" by Shannon Rae Lindsey