Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District
Some of the most revered Southern works of art hang near those created by a deep well of talented local artists. Live music from one or more of two dozen outdoor and indoor stages can be heard nearly every night of the week. A ballet company, a philharmonic, and a theatre company provide big-city productions year-round. Another organization brings artists-in-residence to live and make art for months at a time. Murals and sculptures dot the streets and make postcard-ready backdrops.
Downtown Spartanburg is a vibrant, dynamic home for the arts, boasting the $45 million Chapman Cultural Center, some of the best art galleries in the South, and an independent press and bookshop respected throughout the literary community. Indeed, surprises are seemingly around every corner, including every step of the 2-mile Hub City Music Trail that chronicles Spartanburg’s significant musical heritage. That’s why basically all of Downtown Spartanburg —every street and every block — has been designated a cultural district by the South Carolina Arts Commission.
Green Spaces & Arboretums
Gallery & Exhibition
(sculptures & murals)
Public Landscape Fountains
Studios & Workshops Spaces
Public Parking Areas