Art show planned for 1600 Meeting

Enough Pie, a new nonprofit working to stimulate artistic and entrepreneurial efforts in the upper Meeting Street and Morrison Drive area of the Charleston peninsula, is coordinating a temporary public art project called “Awakening” and invites local artists to submit proposals.

The art and performance event is meant to breathe new life into 1600 Meeting Street, a vacant building recently purchased by Lindsay Nevin and set for a summer renovation. Later this year, the building will provide office and work space to creative entrepreneurs.

The rooms and hallways of 1600 Meeting Street will be open for creative reinterpretation during the three-day window between cleanup and renovation. “Awakening” will be a temporary site-specific event never to take place in 1600 Meeting Street again. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to sumbit proposals, which are due May 6. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance on May 20. The event will take place in early June (the date will be announced soon).

For more details, including the official call for artist proposals, submission instructions and photos of 1600 Meeting Street, visit enough pie.org/awakening.

Greenville to host 9th Artisphere festival

The ninth annual Artisphere festival, a cultural celebration in Greenville, is scheduled May 10-12.

The event is centered on Main Street downtown and features Brian Olsen’s Art in Action, the Kidsphere craft-making area and the Culinary Arts Cafe. Artisphere includes three stages for dance, theater and music and a new Demo/DIY Stage so patrons can engage in the creative process.

Artists are selected through a jury process, and Artist Row presents 120 visual artists working in 17 media.

On the Main Street Bridge, festivalgoers will find demonstrations of printmaking, woodworking, glassblowing and metalworking.

And much more is on tap, including an inline silent auction, on-site gallery, wine sampling, live entertainment and a Greenville County High School juried art exhibit.

For more information, visit www.artisphere.us.

Staff reports