Public Art Project Debuts Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Spartanburg

August 5, 2016 at 8:15 am

Spartanburg received a $1 million grant for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development. “Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light” will bring temporary art installations to public spaces in 10 city neighborhoods and will build on National Night Out, an annual event that promotes crime prevention efforts, police-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie.

The project debuts on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in the following neighborhoods: Beaumont Village, Downtown Spartanburg, Forest Park, Hampton Heights, Highland Neighborhood, Maxwell Hills/Duncan Park, Northside, South Converse,  and Andrews Farm/Converse Heights. To learn more, visit

“Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light” needs docents to help lead tours and offer information about each project. People from each neighborhood are needed to serve as docents to school and adult groups once the lights come on October 4. Each neighborhood is recommended to have at least 3-5 docent volunteers that are able to commit to the training schedule and the education programming schedule through April 2017. To volunteer, visit