Nonprofit Arts Agency Host ‘Open Doors’ In Time For Christmas

The nonprofit and all-volunteer arts agency West Main Artists Co-op will have hundreds of works of art available for Spartanburg’s ArtWalk on Thursday, Dec. 21, 5-9 p.m., giving the public a one-stop location to see and buy locally made, affordable, and creatively unique Christmas presents.

The Co-op is currently hosting “Open Doors,” an extensive exhibit of its members’ artwork, everything from bookmarks to large sculptures. There will no charge to see the exhibit, and holiday refreshments will be served.

ArtWalk is a self-perpetuating community event on the third Thursday evening every month, when local art galleries and museums stay open late showcasing the most current exhibits.

“We timed our largest exhibit of the year to coincide with the Holiday Season,” WMAC Chair Beth Regula said. “People are looking to buy locally made gifts for Christmas, and we have something for everyone, including jewelry, pottery, canvas paintings, sculptures, graphic prints, photography, quilts, and just about anything creative. Come out and support art in our community.”

WMAC is normally open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday. There are about 32 artists with studio space in the converted Baptist church located at 578 West Main Street, Spartanburg. Twenty other Upstate artists sell work there. For more information, please visit online WestMainArtists.org or call (864) 804-6501.