Greenville’s flagship art festival Artisphere, presented by TD Bank, will spotlight the work of 70 professional artists at an online marketplace and engagement hub Oct. 2-4., starting on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
“Although we can’t be together in our usual festival atmosphere this year, we are proud to continue our partnership with Artisphere to present The Virtual Experience,” Chris Fincher, regional vice president of TD Bank, said in a news release. “We hope the Upstate community will join us virtually as we show our support for these talented artists from across the country and our unique, vibrant arts culture in Greenville.”
Patrons will be able to browse pieces ranging from pottery, oil paintings to jewelry via the marketplace, while connecting with the makers via Facebook and Instagram Live.
The line-up will include metalsmith Ryan Calloway and chalk artist Nata Baranowski, among many others. Kidsphere activities and artist demonstrations will also be available virtually, according to the news release.
“Our aim is to create an engaging virtual experience for the Artisphere faithful,” Linda Hannon, president of the Artisphere board of directors, said in the release. “Our patrons have become accustomed to a level of unparalleled artistry and programming and our innovative approach to this year’s show will not disappoint.”
The event generated an economic impact of $9.1 million last year, according to an earlier report.p