Artisphere dedicates public sculpture to celebrate 15th anniversary


To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Artisphere commissioned an international artist to create a public sculpture in the Village of West Greenville.

Called “Spindle,” this is the 4th sculpture that the festival has dedicated, but it’s the first for the Village of West Greenville.

Twenty feet tall, it’s made of over 200 words in steel that artist Blessing Hancock collected from festival-goers last year.

She says she was inspired by the Brandon Mill nearby and Greenville’s former life as the “textile capital of the world.”

“I wanted to embrace that history, yet bring it into the present by including the narrative from the community,” Hancock says. “The language is all about modern day Greenville.”

Spindle is at the plaza between The Anchorage and Community Journals.

The 3-day Artisphere festival kicks off May 10th in downtown Greenville. It will feature food, live music, street performers and 135 artists on Main Street. For more information, cick here. 

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