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Coming soon to West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, South Carolina an invitation to all artists, 18 years or older, residing in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee to apply for acceptance into WMAC 2019. This is the first regional, juried exhibition presented by the Co-op with the intention of it becoming an annual event to showcase the amazing diversity of work within this southern region. The exhibition will take place within our 2000 square foot gallery space, The Venue@West Main.
WMAC is the only studio art co-op in Spartanburg County and art is produced and on display throughout the 20,000 square foot building, which is a former church. The exhibitions, workshops, performances, and educational opportunities, along with artists’ studios, subsist in the creation of a unique environment, a one-of-a-kind facility housing like-minded individuals who share a common creative consciousness.
The City of Spartanburg is quickly becoming an “arts” destination and the Co-op attracts visitors from across the state and beyond.
The West Main Artists Co-op was organized in the fall of 2009 by a group of local artists led by artist and retired Air Force pilot, Howard Solomon, and Converse College Art Professor, Teresa Prater. WMAC opened to the public in the spring of 2010. It is a non-profit all-inclusive arts center dedicated to presenting quality exhibitions, performances and educational programs. Its primary mission is to provide affordable studio/working/performance space in a variety of affordable sizes and prices. WMAC’s website has information on studios, prices, and the application process.
WMAC is located in a 20,000 square foot building that was formerly the West Main Baptist Church. It is home to over 50 visual and performing artists. Its large auditorium, “The Venue,” formerly the church sanctuary, has recently been renovated into a beautiful space that may be rented for special occasions and features movable walls that can be reconfigured in various ways for exhibition, performance, or reception space. In addition to galleries and individual studio spaces, it houses common use areas, including a large pottery studio, a printery, a silk screen studio, and a workshop area.
The West Main Artist Co-op is located just 8 blocks west of downtown’s Morgan Square at 578 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29301. The Co-op provides affordable studio and exhibition space for local artists. Locally made art, including paintings, photographs, pottery, jewelry, prints, hand-made cards, fiber arts and more, is available in the galleries. Admission is free and open to the public; hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 4pm, Third Thursdays till 9 pm. The Co-op also participates in Spartanburg’s Art Walk. During Art Walk, local galleries are open 5-9 pm, the third Thursday of every month.
Paintings | Ceramics | Printmaking | Jewelry | Photography | Fiber Arts | Sculpture | Glass Work | and Much More!