Visiting the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC
The Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is a wonderful place to experience the visual and performing arts, science, and history. It is owned and operated by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and is located at 200 E. St. John Street, east of downtown. The complex consists of three buildings on a five-acre campus. The Chapman Cultural Center opened in 2007, but it took 17 years to develop.
The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg consists of several agencies. They include the Spartanburg Artists Guild, Spartanburg Ballet, Carolina Foothills Artisan Center, The Music Foundation of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg County Historical Association, Spartanburg Little Theater and Spartanburg Youth Theater, The Spartanburg Repertory Company, and Spartanburg Science Center.
There are several exhibition and museum areas in the complex. These include the Artists Guild Gallery, SAM Art Gallery, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and Spartanburg Science Center. A separate admission fee is charged for each museum or gallery.
Three buildings make up the Chapman Cultural Center complex. The Carlos Moseley building contains the Regional History Museum, the Artists Guild Gallery, the SAM Art Gallery (Spartanburg Museum of Art) and the ticket office. The theater building in the center of the complex contains the David Reid Theater and the Black Box Theater. The Montgomery Building houses the Spartanburg Science Center and the Spartanburg Dance Center.
Special camps on the July calendar include Musical Theater Camp, July 5-9 for grades 4-12 and Advanced Performance Camp, July 12-16 for grades 8-12. On July 10 at 7:00 PM the classic movie Jaws will be screened on the big screen. The Artists’ Guild Gallery will host Carol Beth Icard oil and wax paintings from July 1-28. The Spartanburg Museum of Art will showcase the bronze wildlife sculptures of Swedish artist Kent Ullberg from July 13-31.
For tickets call (864) 542-ARTS. For additional information, visit the center’s website at http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org