Something exciting is happening in Spartanburg County in the Spring of 2023!

“Spartanburg Open Doors - Studio Tour” is the long-awaited “open studio” weekend event that will showcase the local artists of Spartanburg County in their working studio spaces.

This plans to be an exciting opportunity for artists to open their doors to the public and invite visitors and collectors to come view their artwork, learn about the creative process, and purchase work for sale.

This event is the first of what we hope will be an annual tour that helps to introduce the amazing, hard-working artists of this community to the public. Because this will be a large undertaking, the following arts organizations are collaborating to make this happen:

There are numerous accomplished artists in the Upstate region of South Carolina, and now is the time to connect this variety of talent with the community of Spartanburg County.  It is also time to guide the public at large to these artisans, and highlight the wonderful range of art and craft works being made in the region.  Open Doors Studio Tour will provide artists located in Spartanburg County the opportunity to share their creative workspace with the visiting public by way of a dynamic open studio tour weekend event. This self-guided tour will have participating artists’ studios on a map, brochure, and a website. The 2-day weekend open studio event is free and open to the public.  Visiting community members will be able to purchase work, view educational demonstrations and visit with the artists in person, in their workspaces.

The tour is intended for professional working artists who reside and/or work in Spartanburg County. Participating artists will have their studios open from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Saturday,  April 22, and from 12-5 P.M. on Sunday, April 23. 

The focus of the Open Doors Tour is to support the work of area artists and to heighten artistic and cultural awareness within our community.  The Open Doors Studio Tour is a chance to showcase the uniqueness and diversity of our arts community and to highlight creativity in the Spartanburg area. We are looking for artist participants who work in a variety of media and who love to share their creative  process and work. 

In addition, a few key locations such as the Artists Collective Spartanburg, Mayfair Studios, the Artist Guild, and the Chapman Cultural Center will serve as central locations to view their current exhibitions and obtain Open Doors brochures.

View Participation Requirements


The Open Doors event will be professionally promoted on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and the web. Traditional print marketing materials such as posters and a brochure that includes a map will be distributed widely around Spartanburg County, along with print ads placed in local publications. Participating artists will also help by personal promotion on their outlets.

Open Doors Exhibition - Solomon Gallery March 7 - April 29, 2023

The Artists Collective Spartanburg will host a preview exhibit of all juried participating  artists in the Solomon Gallery, and a reception for artists and sponsors will be held on  Saturday, April 15, 2023.

There will be a 30% commission on sales made from the  exhibition in the gallery.  (Artists will keep all proceeds from work sold in their studio spaces during the tour.)

Sep 20 & Sep 24Informational Meetings
Informational Meetings

Tues 20 Sep at 5:00pm in the Chapman Cultural Center West Wing Conference Room.

Sat 24 Sep at 2:00pm at the Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Oct 1 - Oct 28Register and Submit Images
Register and Submit Images

Register online at

Entry is Free

Nov 1 - Nov 9Selection
Jurors Review and Select Studios

Jurors view the submitted images online and make their studio selections.

Nov 11Notification
Artists are Notified of Acceptance

Artists are notified by email. There will also be a list of accepted studios posted online at 2023 Selected Artists. If you are accepted there is a $50 participation fee.

Dec 1Entry Fee
Deadline for Submitting Entry Fee

Artists selected to participate must submit their entry fee by Dec 1, 2022.

Jan 4, 6:30pmAt Artists Collective | Spartanburg
Meet & Greet at Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Artists meet at Artists Collective | Spartanburg to discuss the 2023 Open Doors Studio Tour and their responsibilities.

Feb 23, 6:30pmInfo Meeting
Info Meeting at Artists Collective

Artists meet at Artists Collective | Spartanburg to discuss the 2023 Open Doors Studio Tour.

Mar 4, 10am - 4pmArtwork Dropoff
Artwork Dropoff at Artists Collective

Artists deliver their exhibition artworks to the Collective between 10am - 4pm.

Mar 7Exhibition Opens
Preview Exhibit Opens in Solomon Gallery

The preview exhibition of participating artists opens. The Solomon Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 4pm.

Mar 16Artwalk Public Reception
Artwalk Reception at Artists Collective | Spartanburg

This reception is open to the public 5pm - 8pm.

Mar 30, 6pm - 8pmPublic Party
Public Open Doors Party At FR8yard

This party is a celebration of the artists of the Open Doors Studio Tour. It is open to the public at the FR8yard from 6pm - 8pm.

Apr 15, 6pm - 8pmPrivate Party
Private Open Doors Reception & Party

This private reception for the artists, sponsors, donors and VIPs will be held at the Artists Collective | Spartanburg from 6pm - 8pm.

Apr 20Artwalk Public Reception
Artwalk Reception at Artists Collective | Spartanburg

This reception is open to the public 5pm - 8pm.

Apr 22 - 23Open Doors Studio Tour
Open Doors Studio Tour

Selected artists open their studios to the public and share their creative process with visitors.

Apr 29Artwork Pick-up
Exhibition Closes in the Solomon Gallery

Artwork can be picked up between 10am - 4pm.

All artwork must be picked up by May 1 at 4pm.

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