ArtMarket, Mini-Concert at Chapman Cultural Center Sunday

June 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Chapman Cultural Center provides casual, cultural entertainment every Sunday afternoon to help patrons “unplug” before the coming week. Free admission to most museums and galleries, an ArtMarket, and free mini-concerts by local musicians occur weekly. Discover, experience, and celebrate Spartanburg’s culture in a relaxed environment this Sunday, June 15, 1-5 p.m.

Local musicians perform as part of the Singer-Songwriter Concert series every Sunday, 2-4 p.m., to set the tone for the day’s activities. The series is free and open to the public, featuring different musicians and genres weekly.

This weekend’s featured band will be vocalist/guitarist Travis Smith, an artist who has bought his soulful sound to audiences throughout the southeast, performing in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Having been a featured act at Fall for Greenville, Spring Fling in Spartanburg, and benefit concerts for community outreach centers in the Upstate, Smith is rapidly becoming a forerunner in the local music scene. His signature style is acoustic soul on guitar, heavily influenced by motown hits of the ’60s.

ArtMarket, a bazaar of locally handcrafted items by regional artisans, is another staple of Sundays Unplugged. Weather permitting, artists set up booths in Chapman’s outdoor Zimmerli Plaza, 1-5 p.m., selling wares from an array of mediums: photography, pottery, jewelry, handmade soaps, glasswork, and more. All proceeds go directly to the vending artist. Perusing the ArtMarket is free.

As always, patrons can also enjoy free admission to Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and the Student Galleries. Spartanburg Science Center is open as well for a small fee.

For more information on any Sundays Unplugged event, check the calendar on, call (864) 542-ARTS, or visit Chapman this Sunday, June 15.

Information provided by Chapman Cultural Center