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The Arts Council

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After years of dreams, studies, planning, and a major capital campaign, our community arts center is a reality. The renovated Federal Building is now the home of the Arts Council. With 25,000 square feet of usable space, the building offers an exciting home for the arts in Greenwood.

The building includes:

  • A visitors' center
  • Large, professional gallery
  • Gallery Shop
  • Beautiful reception hall with audio/visual capabilities
  • Conference room with audio/visual capabilities
  • Catering kitchen
  • Courtyard garden
  • Three spacious classrooms
  • Seven studios
  • Office space for The Self Family Foundation
  • Office space for The Greenwood Tourism and Visitors Center

Ownership of the Federal Building was obtained by the City and County of Greenwood in 2002 through the US Department of Interior National Parks Service Federal Lands to Parks Program. The City and County of Greenwood entered into a concessions agreement with the Greenwood Arts Council for the public use of the property. The Greenwood Arts Council led the development of the Emerald Triangle Capital Campaign Project to raise the funding for renovations to the Federal Building. The Self Family Foundation was the lead donor providing over $1.75 million dollars of the renovation budget.

We are a not-for-profit arts organization located in the Federal Building in Uptown Greenwood. February 2012 marked our sixth year in this wonderful facility.

In 2009, we received the 2008 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts in recognition of outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina.

Mission Statement

The Arts Center of Greenwood County is committed to enhancing the quality of life through the arts for area residents and visitors.

We strive:

  1. To Promote and provide opportunities for Local and Regional Artists
  2. To offer quality Arts Education Experiences
  3. To use art as an example of the Diversity of our Community
  4. To make a unique arts environment available for Public and Private Events
  5. To add to the Economic Vitality of the Uptown and Greenwood County

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Hours:Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm


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