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Community Art Comes to the Northside

Northside Artlets Project


Northside Artlets Now Open!

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159 Pearl Street

225 Milan Street

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297 Farley Street 0 Brawley Street

The Northside Artlets are now open! Check out what the Spartanburg Herald Journal had to say about the Artlets!

What kinds of creative activities are you planning to do at the Artlets? Here are some ideas:

- Hold a concert 
- Color with your children
- Read a book
- Practice your selfie skills
- Meditate
- Paint a masterpiece
- Have band practice
- Put on a play for your parents
- Meet your friends for a poetry reading
- Tell a story

The Artlets are Free + Open to All. No scheduled or appointment needed. They are first come, first serve. Hashtag #NorthsideArtlets and show us how you're using the artlets!

The Artlets:

A resident-inspired Cultural Arts


Artlets_3_2017.jpgThe Artlets were the brainchild of the Voyagers, who wanted public art in their neighborhood that would help them show off the prolific talents of the Northside residents. They wanted places to play music, stage plays and poetry readings, sing, dance, and just simply be creative with their families and neighbors. 

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and from many generous community partners, the Northside neighborhood will soon be home to four unique sites that will help them express themselves. 

“I cannot think of a better way to collaborate with a community than to design a literal platform for them to spring from, allowing them to spread their own creative ideas, passions, and interests to the rest of the neighborhood and Spartanburg as a whole.” - Artist, Eli Blasko



Northside Artlets made possible with generous inkind and financial support.

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Chapman Cultural Center
  • Art-Force Incorporated
  • City of Spartanburg
  • Northside Development Group
  • The Voyagers
  • Spartanburg Community College Corporate + Community Education
  • Spartanburg Housing Authority Youth Build Program
  • Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association Led by Crystal Pace
  • Stephen M Poole Builders Inc
  • Northside Neighborhood Association
  • Eagle Metals Manufacturing
  • Duke Energy
  • Milliken
  • Creative Development LLC 
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Dellfrio
  • Inman Mills
  • Bob Burnett’s Inc
  • Jethro Waters
  • Constance Jones
  • Contributions of Time Generously Donated by Residents
  • Bannan Blasko LLC