Greenville’s Public Art
You’ll see evidence of Greenville, South Carolina’s art scene throughout the city—from private galleries, to public art of all forms. But it’s our public art that’s perhaps most impressive. Interested in seeing some of it for yourself? Find out more…
There’s no doubt that if you walk along Main Street in Downtown Greenville, you’ll stumble across some of our public art. But if you’d like to take a more intentional approach, the city has some fantastic resources available. The Arts in Public Places walking tour website is a great resource for discovering the artwork. It features an interactive map with the locations of public art, photographs, and detailed descriptions about each installation.
You can see a glimpse of what to expect along the tour in this video from the city of Greenville:
Want to involve the kids on your public art walking tour? That’s why we have Mice on Main! There are nine small bronze mice hidden along the five blocks of Main Street, between the Hyatt Regency and the Westin Poinsett hotels. Use the Mice on Main Hints PDF for additional help on your scavenger hunt. You can find more information online here too.
I also want to highlight one of Greenville’s latest public art installations. You won’t want to miss the large-scale mural on Canvas Tower at 301 College Street.
Award-winning Australian visual artist and photographer Guido van Helten’s photorealistic mural features longtime Greenville resident and educator, Pearlie Harris. According to van Helten, the concept explores connectivity, diversity and unity in Greenville, using the history of integration in education. It’s also a nod to the value one teacher can have across many generations.