For all of you that are or want to be in touch with th art community of Greenville…here’s the next absolutely free way to walk and talk with the local artist community in the West End and Main Street areas of Greenville.
I usually park my car…either down Pendleton Street or on the Ball Park end of Main…walk pick a few galleries to visit. Most will have a little wine and cheese type fare for the visitors…a guest book to sign if you would like to leave your email and get invites…and most of the time the artist will be there to engage with you in lively conversation. There’s no reason to be on guard…they won’t pressure you into a sale…they just like the opportunity to tell you about their work and ideas.
There are other galleries around town that will be open . You can see a list of these if you access the MAC…that’s Metropolitain Arts Council web site. While you are there go ahead and sign up for their free email that will notify you of everything arts oriented in the whole Upstate.
And of course if you are up to a lite dinner or a fine fare you will have plenty of time after the gallery walk.
6-9pm is the appointed time for all the galleries…attire is casual.
There will be a public art installation this Friday evening…July 23, 2010, 9pm near High Cotton…this event was made possible with grant funding from the SC arts commission…and should be worth the trip downtown. Bring a chair, maybe some bug spray, and enjoy. I love the think out of the box kind of happenings. Greenville can support this type of art happening and I hope to see more of this in our town. Melinda will see you there!
Gosh its great to have this wonderful dog park in Greenville along with the running paths and biking trails… so close to downtown. And now the Swamp Rabbit trail towards the mountains has been completed.
We take the kids and ride bikes and enjoy seeing all the dogs…out for a walk with their owners. Opps…one got off the leash last night and everyone was scurrying to help the dog walker get him back safely. Over heard one of the gals walking a number of dogs, with several helpers, calling a customer to tell them they had tried for 40 minutes to get a dog out from under the owners bed and that the house seems to have some doors open that usually are closed…hope that poor puppy got out for his evening walk.
Greenville seems to have everything and this popular dog park within Cleveland Park is really set up well. Of course pups need their shots…and to be with the owners…but the gates are well thought out and the whole experience is laid back. The zoo in also within this park and you occasionally hear a screech or two calling out…but never hear any problems over at the dog park…so it must all work well. So many people live and walk to this location with all its new paths and running and bike paths that are being redone right now. You can literally walk for miles with or without your dog…on hiking and paved surfaces…we love to go their for so many reasons…even had a birthday party there this Spring. Lots of condominiums in the area as well as homes.