Throughout the month and a half, as items are sold, more art will be added to the display inventory. “Our artists are well prepared for this event. We have stocked up on some of the items that we believe will be popular this year.” Williamson said. “I encourage people to visit several times because there will always be something new on the tables.”
In addition, patrons can register for doors prizes, which will include art donated by the members and gift certificates. Conveniently located on the western edge of downtown Spartanburg, the Collective has plenty of safe parking.
The participating artists are Chuck Bishop, Wadette Cantrell, Roderice Cardell, Rachel Child, Amanda Compton, Patrick DeCrane, Craig Denesha, Addam Duncan, Marcy Fedalei, Alana Hall, Tyler Hill, Jason Huffman, Thomas Keonig, Elliott Leader, John Lever, Judy Martin, Janis McElligott, Rosemary McLeod, Sydney McMath, Amy Moris, Nancy O’Dell-Keim, Erin O’Neal, Karin Patrick, Ruza Pocivavsek, Chuck Reback, Beth Regula, David Sawyer, Shelley Sperka, Carol Story, Jonathan Swift, Brandi Tucker, Jim Weber, Sally Weber, Joan Wheatley, Nancy Williamson, Barbie Workman, and Patty Wright.
"The pandemic has slowed things down for many who are now spending more time with their families, and finding more time to nourish those relationships. We aren't taking each other for granted so much as before. I think this will make people more thoughtful as they shop for gifts this year and will be attracted to quality and uniqueness over quantity. At the Collective we have many one-of -a-kind, handcrafted items. One might find what's to become their partner's favorite coffee cup, woolen scarf, necklace, earrings, serving dish, painting or print, etc. Shopping at the Collective also bolsters the local economy. Everything that we sell is made by our members who live in Spartanburg and surrounding counties," Nancy Williamson said.