The Artists’ Guild serves as a resource for the visual arts in our community by promoting, fostering, and cultivating knowledge of the visual arts and of local artists. We strive to provide enrichment and artistic education for our members and our community thereby encouraging a growing appreciation, understanding, and love of art among the citizens of Spartanburg and surrounding counties.
The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg embraces a philosophy of education and competition for our members and a policy of community service through arts education for the public. We endorse no particular style or aesthetic philosophy, but seek to help its individual members realize their full potential in the mediums and styles of their choice.
The Guild strives to help our members learn to compete more effectively by having an Annual Juried Show as well as a Members’ Awards Show for active guild members, by encouraging members to enter outside juried competitions, by providing regular programs and workshops that give the kind of technical and creative insights that help artists improve their work.
The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg was founded in 1957 by a core of 16 local artists, in order to support one another in their artistic endeavors. Several charter members are still active in the Guild. Early in the Guild’s history, members had to be juried in on the basis of their work. Although juried exhibitions are still part of who we are, in more recent years, membership has been opened to artists of many skill levels and to other individuals interested in supporting the visual arts.
The Guild was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1960, and became a funded organization of The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg in 1995.
With membership now open to residents of any county adjacent to Spartanburg County, the Guild enjoys strong representation in North Carolina, Greenville, and a numerous other counties.
The Guild’s 50th anniversary coincided with the opening of the new Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg.
We are located at the Chapman Cultural Center in Downtown Spartanburg
Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Office Hours: M-F: 1-5
Executive Director: Nikki Hicks
Our Gallery Hours
Monday-Saturday, 10:00 -5:00 pm/Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Our exhibits are always free to the public!