The Greenville Center for Creative Arts will open its doors to the Upstate community for the first time on Friday, May 1 from 6-9 pm. The Center, located in the historic Brandon Mill in the Village of West Greenville, is offering adult art classes, 16 studio rentals, and exhibition space.
The opening event, First Friday, will showcase nearly 100 locally produced pieces of art by the Founders, Instructors and Studio Artists working at the Center. Asada and Cluck, Squeal and Friends and King of Pops food trucks will be on site serving dinner. There will be a walking trail to connect to the larger #MAY_ONE block party on Pendleton Street.
Adult art classes’ start on May 11, 2015 and will run 7 weeks in length. Classes include media painting, drawing, watercolor, clay, mixed media, and fiber arts. Class sign-ups are available online and in person at the Center from 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday.
There are 12 studio artists working on site and will have work available for purchase in their studio. Each artist will be onsite to meet and greet visitors to the Center.
The Center will participate in First Friday each month and will offer an “Art Experience” for children and adults for a nominal fee. Reservations are required for each event. Sign-ups will be online or at the Center’s reception desk.
The first exhibition will be available to the public until May 22nd and the next exhibit will open in early June.
In the summer of 2016, the Center plans to offer eight weeks of summer art camp for children.
Greenville Center for Creative Arts is a non-profit organization established in 2014 to provide a central place that will serve the needs of the Upstate of South Carolina in the visual arts. It’s stated mission is to collaborate with the community to provide classes, exhibit space, and a place to cultivate art appreciation and enjoyment for people of all ages, ethnic diversities and economic circumstances.