UPSTATE Gallery on Main
Taking Gallery Exhibitions to a New Level
Location: 172 E. Main Street in downtown Spartanburg
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to the public
The UPSTATE Gallery on Main officially opened its doors in February of 2015. Showcasing the permanent work of artists Andy Warhol, Jerry Uelsmann and Beatrice Riese, the Gallery offers its visitors the opportunity to see a variety of contemporary, original exhibitions in downtown Spartanburg. Visitors can also enjoy guest exhibitions and student work.
In addition to extraordinary showcases, the Gallery offers opportunities for internships and a place for scholarly research. The Gallery also serves as a venue for community workshops, seminars, meetings and receptions.
The Gallery is one of three exhibition spaces and a collection of monumental sculptures sponsored by the University. UPSTATE Gallery on Main will join the Curtis R. Harley Gallery and FOCUS Art Education Gallery to support the mission of offering exhibitions and activities that cultivate an understanding of art as a discipline, the relationship of art to life and the historical and societal role art plays for the educated individual. Not only does this effort support the University's academic mission to students, but it also brings many visitors to the community. At the University of South Carolina Upstate, the Visual Arts Program is producing qualified designers and art educators who serve this region and beyond. As a metropolitan university, a major component of the University's role is to interact with the community and to create opportunities that engage business and industry with students and residents in an effort to encourage lifelong learning.