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When: May 13 thru May 15
Hours: 13th: Noon to 8 p.m; 14th: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 15th: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After-Hours Concerts: 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Contact: http://www.artisphere.org

Artisphere is a three-day festival celebrating art and music. Held each May, it’s a family event that closes several blocks of Greenville’s Main Street where artists display their creations. Some even create their art on the spot. In addition to viewing and S0375412shopping a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, wood carvings and so forth, visitors enjoy live music performances on stages scattered around downtown. Several area restaurants offer examples of their wares in the Culinary Arts Cafe. There is wine tasting for adults, as well as a Kidsphere and face painting for the kids.

Named as one of the “Best Overall Art Fairs” by ArtFairCalendar.com, Artisphere attracts artists and visitors from around the country. There is a juried exhibition of local artists. Street musicians, sidewalk artists, acrobats and other performers entertain among the art exhibits.

Roughly 85,000 people attend the weekend event that is free to the public. Centrally located in Greenville’s picturesque downtown, it is convenient to a number of hotels, such as the Westin Poinsett, Hyatt Regency and Hampton Inn Downtown.

Check out these other Greenville events:
Fall for Greenville
Euphoria
Red, White and Blue

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