Spartanburg’s arts community runs deep, and that’s why Downtown Spartanburg was named the state’s second Cultural District in 2015 by the S.C. Arts Commission.
The Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District is about four square blocks from Barnet Park to Spartanburg Community College’s Downtown Campus on Kennedy Street, west from Kennedy Street to the Grain District, and bordered on the north by Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. A “Cultural District” is designed by state law as a specific geographical area in a city or town with a concentration of cultural facilities, activities and assets.
Explore Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District
Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District includes:
21 live performance venues
|9 outdoor performance venues
|43 galleries or exhibit spaces
|64 art studios and workshops
|6 historic sites
|15 green spaces and arboretums
|251 creative industry and cultural jobs
|1,335 events and festivals open to the public
Cultural District Launch is Funded in Part by: Ten at the Top -Elevate Upstate Grant and the Hughes Investments as well as by a generous award from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC; the SC Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts; Chapman Cultural Center, and City of Spartanburg.