Greenville Art and Culture

Greenville might be small enough to maintain its charm, but that hasn’t prevented our home city from establishing a thriving arts and culture scene. The streets are packed with art galleries, museums, and theaters. Best of all, the city hosts some of the largest festivals in the South, including Fall for Greenville, Artisphere, and the Greenville Greek Festival.

Start with our music scene. The Greenville Symphony Orchestra attracts renowned performers like Yo-Yo Ma, and several of our music faculty are members of the orchestra. But if your musical tastes don’t cover the classical genre, Emmy-winning artists like Lady Antebellum and The Black Keys routinely take the stage at Bon Secours Arena. If you’d prefer to listen to local musicians, Smiley's Acoustic Café is the spot for open mic performances.

For a taste of theatre, the Peace Center is the perfect place to catch a Broadway show on tour, such as Wicked, The Lion King, or The Book of Mormon. Centre Stage puts on contemporary dramas, comedies, and histories, and the Alchemy Comedy Theater spotlights local comedians with improv shows at Coffee Underground Theater.

In the mood for art? Get in some reflection time at the Greenville County Museum of Art, or get a glimpse of local artists at Gallery Seventeen or the Artists Guild.

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