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Promoting the Arts

Promoting the Arts

It’s not often you find a small town that does it all, but in Greenville, we do. Whether you want to see a Broadway play, listen to a symphony orchestra, watch the ballet, or see your favorite band on tour, you can do it in Greenville. Walk down Main Street and you’ll find galleries displaying the work of local artists. We celebrate the arts throughout the year with massive festivals that attract visitors from across the nation. It’s no wonder why Greenville has been named the “City of the Arts” by Southern Living magazine.

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts 

This public, residential high school gives students from across the state the opportunity to study creative writing, dance, drama, music, and visual arts in a supportive environment. Modeled after a master-apprentice community, the faculty is composed of practicing artists and educators.

The Fine Arts Center

The first specialized art school in South Carolina, the Fine Arts Center allows talented students to take an intensive, pre-professional program of study. Students take art classes at the center, but still attend local high schools to cover their academics.

The Warehouse Theatre

In addition to performing live theatre, the Warehouse Theatre partners teaching artists with organizations that serve at-risk youth through their Healthy Living program. The artists use theatre games, socio-drama, writing exercises, and other techniques to encourage creativity and build a safe space for discussion and exploration.

The Upcountry History Museum

Operated by Furman University, the museum offers cultural programs and student education to promote community involvement. Programs focus on teaching children and adults about arts in the Upcountry.

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