Winter, spring, summer, or fall
– Spartanburg residents of all
ages can see art, learn about art,
and do art year-round through
the exhibitions, art school, and art
outreach programs provided by
Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM).
Headquartered in the Chapman Cultural Center,
SAM has been thriving since the 1960s. Now
bigger and better than ever, SAM welcomes
approximately 15,000 visitors annually who
enjoy 20 exhibits with a variety of themes.
“We generally have two contrasting exhibitions
simultaneously to stimulate the imagination,” says
Director Scott Cunningham. Upcoming exhibits
feature master furniture-maker Michael McDunn,
ceramicist Mike Vatalaro, and lithography from
the famous Rolling Stone press collection
(no relation to the magazine).
SAM’s art classes for children and adults have seen
the highest enrollment in six years. The 4-12-week
classes cover all kinds of media, from drawing and
pottery to stained glass and jewelry. Smorgasbord
classes provide a taste of four different mediums in a
four-week span by four teachers, and children
ages 6-12 can attend summer camp.
In addition to a free after-school studio on site,
Colors Outreach runs studios all around the county
to serve at-risk children in outlying areas, according to
Cunningham, an artist and a 15-year SAM veteran.
More than 900 children participated last year.
Spartanburg Art Museum
Chapman Cultural Center
200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
864.582.7616 | www.spartanburgartmuseum.org
Tuesday-Saturday 10am- 5pm
Open until 9pm every third Thursday for Artwalk