Our mission is to create a community of artists wherein members mentor and support one another. In addition, our goal is to provide affordable studio, display, and performance spaces to established and emerging artists living in and around Spartanburg, South Carolina. From our inception, we have strived to provide the public with opportunities to view original art and to interact with the artists.
The Artists Collective has come a long way from its conception.
Established in 2009, renovations and artist sweat equity transformed the former West Main Baptist Church, a nearly forgotten landmark into a showcase of artists for the state to see. The exhibition, workshops, performance, and educational spaces, along with artist’s studios subsist in the creation of something that Spartanburg has never seen, a one-of-a-kind facility that houses like-minded individuals that share a common consciousness.
The Artists Collective is the only studio art co-op in Spartanburg County and art is everywhere in this 20,000 square foot building.
New art is displayed and available for purchase today.
Interested in becoming a part of this amazing organization?
We invite you to apply today.
Artists Collective | Spartanburg Empowers Creativity
The mission of Artists Collective is to create a community of artists wherein members mentor and support one another. To provide affordable studio, display, and performance space to established and emerging artists living in and around Spartanburg, South Carolina. And to provide the public with opportunities to view original art and to interact with the artists
Artists Collective aspires to be a diverse community of artists and their supporters who value individual creative expression, and who serve as an arts resource for Spartanburg and the Upstate of South Carolina.
Art can be created and enjoyed by people from all walks of life. We actively seek a diverse membership of races, cultural backgrounds and religious faiths.
Artists Collective | Spartanburg
Artists Collective | Spartanburg is a registered 501(c) 3 organization.
Governing Board Members
President - George "Buck" Brandt, III
A Unique, One-of-a-Kind Organization
The exhibitions, workshops,performances, and educational opportunities, along with artists’ studios, create a unique environment; a one-of-a-kind facility
The Artists Collective | Spartanburg features 32 studios, 5 galleries and more than 60 member artists. Visitors come from across the region and beyond to visit the Collective.
Helps care for the physical aspect of the Collective - the building and grounds.
They manage contract employees who work on the facilities
Main activity is to make the halls and exhibition galleries look fresh and interesting just before each art walk. Plus, they take down art, move it around, and add new art.
They also receive and review application requests for exhibitions from members and non-members.
Receives the applications of prospective new members.
They check references, update membership databases, interview new applicants and mentor new applicants.
Responsible for accepting the work from all members wishing to sell their work.
They arrange the displays, schedule the workers for the retail store, send emails to members to remind them to bring in or pick up work, and work with the finance group to pay the members for sales.
Assists the treasurer in the management of the Collective's financial affairs.
Plans, and produces the various parties and social events that the Artists Collective | Spartanburg hosts.
Shares all the news of the Artists Collective by creating posters/cards for events, write and distribute press releases to the media, and post our news on social media sites.
Manages and coordinates the workshops offered by members and guest artists of the Collective.