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about the artists' guild

...our mission: to cultivate, nurture and grow the visual arts in our community by supporting local artists and education...


Started in 1957 by a group of local artists, the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg is a local success story. Through the years the Guild grew from a handful of artists to eventually join in what was then known as the Arts Council in the 1980s to one of the original partners of the Chapman Cultural Center, located in downtown Spartanburg. Our gallery is currently housed in the Chapman Cultural Center and features 12 different shows throughout the year, which highlight the talents of local artists of all ages and backgrounds. 


In following our mission to cultivate, nurture and grow the visual arts in our community by supporting local artists and education; we host an annual juried show for students in March, and facilitate smaller shows at venues throughout the county for local artists. We also support local artists by providing thousands of dollars in prize money each year to the winning submissions in our adult and youth juried shows.


Please help us continue to support the arts in our community by donating today. Thank you!

gallery of past guild exhibitions

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board members

board of trustees

jennifer connell - board president

carrie caldwell - vice president

joni hill - treasurer

elizabeth taylor - secretary

roscoe conn

robin davinport

leslie dingler

ginger goforth

detria graham

justus rollins


nick trainor - executive director

danielle woodson - visual arts and outreach director

thank you!

special thanks to our funders

The Artists' Guild of Spartanburg is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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