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Supporting Spartanburg’s Black Creative Community

June 04, 2020 | Features

Chapman Cultural Center stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues, partners, artists, and community members against injustices that are still taking place.
We are committed to using cultural enrichment through the arts, science, and humanities as a catalyst for change and healing; working to better our community in the fight to end racism, bigotry, and hatred. 

While the arts alone can’t solve these issues, they can help us move forward to create a stronger Spartanburg through greater understanding and increased empathy. 
We hear the voices of our Black community, we stand with you, and we promise to do all we can to support you and amplify your voices.​

Spartanburg is filled with black creatives who contribute to the arts and culture of our city and county. Below, are just a few of the Spartanburg based creatives that have made contributions to making arts and culture diverse. 

We want to amplify the voices of the black community and highlight our creatives in Spartanburg. Please join us in celebrating and supporting the black artists that make Spartanburg the vibrant community we know and love. 


Lewis Jackson

Ray Jackson

TJ Jeter 

MAD Music LLC (Michael Davidson)

Offery Hines

Daryle Rice

Dwayne McMilian

Tyler Tullis

Azrial Moye

Ty Graves

April Bennet (of April B. and The Cool)

Jessica James

Travis Smith

Jeremy Boyd

The Night Affair Band

The Enforcers Band

Tyerra Clayborne (of Sorry, Peach)

Shawny Davidson


Tony Thomas

Chris "CeeJ" Jefferson

Terrance Hawes

Larento Campbell (JETlag TV)



TheMADDDArtist (Roderice Cardell)

Arialle Kennedy 

Moses Jenkins

Son of Ice

Moody Black

Natalie Daise

Justin Myrick (Screen Actors Guild, Member)

ARTISTS (2D, 3D, Mixed Media):

 (Urban Collars)

Melvin Nesbitt 

Cindy Canty

Rosetta Nesbitt

Winston Wingo

Thomas Tucker

Frankie Zombie

Raymond Floyd

Pat Kabore

Geri Dye

Ida Clowney

Tyler Hill

Davelyn Hill

Ludovic Nkoth

Jessica Scott-Felder

Abdul Blue

Angelica Jenkins

Joshua Jackson

Josh Holt

Quinn Long

Latria Graham

Pen Morrow

Kyla Burwick


Adrian Meadows

Antonio Milian

Antonio Byrd

Atom BLK (Calvin Byrd)

Deawnte Designs

Frederick Means

Jordan Manigo

Jack Martin

LaTracey McDowell

Mylows Customs

Shemuel Namaste

Smitha Lee

Sydney Jeanetta Grant


Terronda Nielson

From Charleston to You

M Jeter Designs

Hazel’s Soapery

Larento Campbell

Davelyn Hill

Sophya D

Elephnt Group

Rico Saxon (additional link to Facebook)

Stisa Talent Agency

Did we miss a black Spartanburg native or current Spartanburg-based creative, or miss a creative's website, social media, or tip link?

Submit them here for addition to our list.

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