Artisphere Virtual Events Released

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By 106.3 WORD
Released by Artisphere.

Artisphere presented by TD Bank-The Virtual Experience will take place from October 2-4.

In addition to an Artist’s Market featuring art for sale from more than 70 juried professionals from around the country, throughout the weekend the public can virtually connect with artists, follow along with cool demos, and engage in a variety of fun kid crafts.

The Artist’s Market will open to the public at 8pm on Friday October 2.  Participating artists will have multiple pieces for sale in an online marketplace, where patrons can seamlessly browse and shop from a varied and curated selection of art, from pottery to oils to jewelry.  The marketplace will work similar to an auction, with a starting bid price, bid increments, and a BUY IT NOW price for patrons ready to purchase.  The auction will close on Sunday night at 12 AM.

On Saturday October 3, patrons can tune in for a number of panel discussions. Behind the Scenes with the 2020 Jurors illuminates the process of selecting artists for Artisphere, and Art in Public Places engages muralists and art professionals in a lively discussion about the importance of arts in the community.  

The public will be able to watch a printmaking demonstration with artist Sunny Mullarkey and a graffiti demonstration on a new food truck with Nick Burns, aka Ninja Picasso.  A tribute to Artisphere fan favorite Brian Olsen will stream and the 2020 Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition will be revealed in an online gallery.  Metal worker Ryan Calloway and Soteria CDC will be featured on Artisphere's virtual Demo Row. Kidsphere activities for tiny art lovers will be streamed throughout the day with at-home craft projects, music and interactive exhibits.

On Sunday October 4 the virtual fun continues with the Remotely Creative At-Home challenge winner reveal, more activities for the kids, and exciting artist demonstrations and panel discussions like Tips for Buying Art Online.

Participating artist Michelle Jardines says “Artisphere has come up with a new and innovative way to host a festival without compromising the quality of artists’ work, and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of this memorial event. Artisphere is always supportive of its artists, and there’s nothing quite like this community.”

To view the full schedule of events visit

ARTISPHERE 2020 Schedule* of Virtual Events

 *subject to change

Friday, October 2

5:00pm EDT                  VIP "Sneak Peek" of the Artist Market

8:00pm EDT                  Artist Market Open


Saturday, October 3

12:00am EDT                Artist Market Open

10:00am EDT                Behind the Scenes with the 2020 Artisphere Jurors

10:15am EDT                Soteria at Work: Reclaiming Wood, Reclaiming Lives

10:30am EDT                LIVE! Taking the Show on the Road - Artists Talk about Life on the Festival Circuit

10:45am EDT                Kidsphere Music: Bringing the Artisphere Parades to Your Living Room

11:00am EDT                Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition Revealed

11:05am EDT                LIVE! Checking In with Chalk Muralist, Nate Baranowski

11:15am EDT                Artist Demo: Waxing Poetic with Pat Kilburg (Encaustic)

11:30am EDT                LIVE! We Are Not in Kansas Anymore

11:45am EDT                Kidsphere: Reduce, Reuse, and Get Crafty with ReCraft!

12:00pm EDT                Creative Place Making: The Impact of Public Art Panel Discussion

12:15pm EDT                Artist Demo: Brighten Your Day with Cecilia Ho's FELTasticFashion (Felting)

12:30pm EDT                LIVE! 2020 Pivot - Reaching Collectors Online

12:45pm EDT                Kidsphere Music: Sweet Beats

1:00pm EDT                  Art in Action: A Tribute to Brian Olsen

1:05pm EDT                  LIVE! Checking In with Chalk Muralist, Nate Baranowski

1:15pm EDT                  Artist Demo: Hit the Streets with Nick Burns (Graffiti)

1:30pm EDT                  LIVE! Artists Talk Inspiration, Perspiration & Success


Sunday, October 4

12:00am EDT                Artist Market Open

10:00am EDT                Gallerists' Tips for Buying Art Online Panel Discussion

10:15am EDT                Remotely Creative Challenge Exhibit: Finalists & Winners Revealed

10:30am EDT                LIVE! Q&A with Artisphere 2020 Virtual Artists

10:45am EDT                Kidsphere: Reduce, Reuse, and Get Crafty with ReCraft!

11:00am EDT                Get Forged, Turned, Tempered and Hammered with Ryan Calloway (Metalworks)

11:15am EDT                Artist Demo: Sunny Mullarkey is Not Fooling (printmaking)

11:30am EDT                LIVE! From In Front of the Canvas to Behind the Canvas: Women in the Arts

11:45am EDT                Kidsphere Music: I Just Wanna Bang on the DRUM All Day

12:00pm EDT                Oye! These Artists Have Something to Say About Sharing Studio Space

12:15pm EDT                Artist Demo: Do it Wright! Portraiture with Traci Wright Martin (Painting)

12:30pm EDT                LIVE! 15 Minutes of Fame: Artists’ Accolades, Awards & Their Next Big Thing

12:45pm EDT                Kidsphere Arts: Reduce, Reuse, and get Crafty with ReCraft!

1:00pm EDT                  Art in Action: A Tribute to Brian Olsen

1:15pm EDT                  Artist Demo: Is that YOUR Mug on that Mug? Hollowed Earth Funny Face Mugs(Ceramics)

1:30pm EDT                  LIVE! When Will I See You Again? Artists Chat About Why They Love Greenville!

1:45pm EDT                  Local Performing Arts Showcase: From Barbershop Quartet to Opera


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