Families to Engage the Arts With Chapman Cultural Center this Sunday

December 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

Music will fill the air and hands will create art this Sunday at Chapman Cultural Center during its weekly Sundays Unplugged program. As the premier destination in Spartanburg for arts and culture, the Center hosts family-friendly programming every Sunday, 1-5 p.m., with free concerts by local musicians, free admission to most museums and gallery spaces, and other special events. This Sunday, Dec. 14, hear singer-songwriter Sydney McMath and make snow globes with Spartanburg Art Museum.

McMath, a Maryland native, has entertained at a host of venues both in the Upstate and throughout the East Coast for more than a decade. Though she came to study the arts at Converse College in 2000, she has been playing piano since she was 3 years old. Until her recent move to Louisiana, McMath was a piano instructor at West Main Artists’ Co-op and gave private lessons to all age and skill levels. McMath served as Contemporary Worship Leader at United Methodist Church of the Covenant as well. More than a year ago, she put together the band Rev. Syd & the Homewreckers, which performed both originals and lesser known covers with McMath as lead vocalist. Her music is often dark, though she credits Joni Mitchell and Carole King as her major influences. Singer-Songwriter Concerts are always 2-4 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center.

Concerts during Sundays Unplugged are always complemented by free admission to most museums and galleries, 1-5 p.m. Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and the Student Galleries are free every day. Spartanburg Science Center is open for a small fee.

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) is hosting its monthly SAM Family Programming to give families the opportunity to engage the arts by making snow globes, 1-4 p.m., in the Art School Studios. All materials and instruction will be provided. Families need only bring their creative spirit. Participation is $2 per child and free for SAM household level members.


For more information on any Sundays Unplugged programming at Chapman Cultural Center, please call (864) 542-ARTS or email ChapmanCulturalCenter@SpartanArts.org.