Greenville's Thriving Arts Scene

One of the many great things Greenville has to offer is a thriving arts scene. It offers the perfect mix of museums housing works by familiar classical greats along w...

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Greenville's Thriving Arts Scene

Posted by Eddy Kicker on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 5:12am.

One of the many great things Greenville has to offer is a thriving arts scene. It offers the perfect mix of museums housing works by familiar classical greats along with unique modern galleries and a growing indie craft movement. From galleries and menus to performance venues, Greenville is a great location for artists and anyone who enjoys the beauty of craft and creation.

If you are interested in performance art, Centre Stage offers professional theatre with local artists. Centre Stage is located at 501 River Street in Downtown Greenville and has been performing for almost 30 years, drawing on both local and regional talent. Centre Stage produces 6-7 productions each season and covers several different genres of theatre.

Those who enjoy dance will fall in love with Carolina Ballet Theatre, located at 872 Woodruff Road in Downtown Greenville. Carolina Ballet Theatre is the Upstate's resident professional ballet company. The company performs an array of programming that ranges from classical to contemporary. The theatre was founded in 1972 and transitioned to a resident professional company in 2000.

If you're looking for a good laugh, hit up the Alchemy Comedy Center located at 1 East Coffee Street. Alchemy Comedy is fully committed to bringing laughs and smiles to Greenville. Alchemy Comedy specializes in improv comedy, but they also host several special stand-up comedy shows with out-out-town headliners.

Greenville is also home to several galleries and museums. The Greenville County Museum of Art, located at 420 College Street, had been recognized as one of the nation's premiere American art museums. People from around the world come to see installations from Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns, two of the nation's greatest contemporary artists.

Gallery 17, located at 17 W North St, focuses on bringing the very best selection of local, regional and national art pieces to Greenville. Gallery 17 specializes in contemporary fine art and sculpture and has a focus on established artists. Gallery 17 also offers consulting services.

Thompson Gallery is located at 3300 Poinsett Highway in the Rose Art Building. The gallery is free and open to the public year-round Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The T.L. Norris Gallery, located at 1 Wade Hampton Blvd., showcases works of contemporary fine art from some of the brightest artists of our time. Artists with pieces in this gallery often go on to make name for themselves in the art industry. The gallery offers pieces that are worthy of both serious collectors and museum acquisitions.

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