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Quick Hacks to Have Fun at Artisphere

Artisphere is an award winning Art, Food and Music Festival taking place Mother’s Day Weekend in Downtown Greenville.

Thousands of people will fill South Main Street to look at and buy amazing art. Artists from all over try to get into this show each year. It’s super  competitive.  More than 1135 artists will compete to fill 135 spots.

Even if you’re not “into art” you’ll have fun just walking the streets and looking at the beautiful and different pieces. On top of artwork you’ll be able to see Art in Action with a ton of performances featuring a kids section called “Kidsphere” and Culinary Arts Cafe. There are two stages with 20 different local and regional acts performing throughout the three day event.

Artisphere kicked off Friday at noon and will run Sunday until 6:00pm.

It’s supposed to be a warm weekend (it’s going to be hot!!!) so here are some hacks to help you really enjoy your time.

  1. Stay hydrated
  2. Dress appropriately. I love wearing heels but not when it’s 90 degrees with a thousand people walking on concrete.
  3. If you have young kids eat before coming downtown. It can be a little nerve wracking trying to keep up with the kids around so many people and you don’t want them getting fussy because they’re hungry. I always feed mine before coming downtown and then if they’re good we’ll get ice cream from one of the many amazing ice cream shops along Main Street.
  4. Strollers are easy to keep the kids contained but it is hard to navigate with that many people. (I put the baby in my Baby Bjorn so I don’t have to push the stroller.)
  5. Come earlier in the day. The Saturday morning market is happening Saturday morning so grab some breakfast, some fresh produce and then walk around and check out the art. The crowds won’t be as big before lunch.
  6. If you’re coming down Friday night stay late and check out the Greenville Drive Baseball game. After the game they put on an amazing fireworks show that is fun for the whole family.
  7. Enjoy!!!

For a list of all the bands and entertainment visit Artisphere.

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