South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

S.C. Arts Gala

One-of-a-kind artwork.
One-of-a-kind event.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 POSTPONED
6-10 p.m.
Genevieve’s at the Peace Center
300 South Main St.
Greenville, SC
Tickets $150

Our thanks to Presenting Sponsor United Community Bank

Save the date for the SC Arts Gala: Thursday, April 16, 2020 in GreenvilleThis event is postponed because of COVID-19. A new date is to be announced as soon as possible. Thank you.

The S.C. Arts Gala is a biennial event that brings together artists and other art professionals and patrons from around the state. In 2018, the gala made its Greenville premiere, making it the first time the Arts Gala has been held outside Columbia. The return of the gala to the Upstate on April 16th at the Peace Center will also see the return of both the silent and live auctions. Original one-of-a kind artwork by contemporary South Carolina artists and art experience packages will offer exceptional artwork and exciting group experiences.

Christie’s Managing Director and Global Director of Strategic Partnerships Lydia Fenet returns as the auctioneer for the gala. Ms. Fenet has raised over a half a billion dollars for over 400 non-profits worldwide and is considered the leading benefit auctioneer in the country. She is author of The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You, which was published in April 2019.

Please note: If you are looking for information on the South Carolina Arts Awards, please click here.

More on this year's event

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Artists and artworks coming soon.

We are proud to offer for sale original works of art by some of South Carolina’s finest contemporary artists and, in turn, provide sales opportunities for South Carolina visual artists through the S.C. Arts Gala.

2020 information is coming soon. For an example of a typical sale, please see 2019 art sale information below.

2019 Art Sale Participating Artists

  • Angela Bruch
  • Jeri Burdick
  • Clay Burnette
  • Sharon Campbell
  • Norman Churchill & Betsy Kammerlen
  • Marsha L. Dargan
  • Patrick Faile
  • Diana Farfan
  • Allison Ford
  • Tyrone Geter
  • Jean Grosser
  • Chief Bill Harris
  • Kim Hassold
  • Mana Hewitt
  • Joi High
  • Michelle Jardines
  • Matt Jones
  • Dana Kilgore
  • Janet Kozachek
  • Kim LeDee
  • Susan Lenz
  • Lewis & Clark
  • Lee Malerich
  • Christopher E. Murphy
  • Janet Orselli
  • Brian Rutenberg (shown, details below)
  • Kristi Ryba
  • Cindy Saad
  • Glenn Saborosch
  • Lee Sipe
  • Lee Stewart
  • Michael Story
  • Carole K. Tinsley
  • Leo F. Twiggs
  • Karen A. Vournakis
  • Katie Walker
  • Simeon A. Warren
  • Ann Watcher
  • Stephen E. Webb
  • Beth Wicker
  • Cecil Williams
  • Aggie Zed

List current as of 4/12/19 Image at right: Brian Rutenberg Silver Favorites #5 1999 Oil & pencil on paper 9” x 7.”

Additional images from the sale

Art experiences information coming soon.

Parking is available in many garages throughout downtown Greenville.

For additional information on directions and parking, please click here.

Gala Ticketing

Reserve admission for you and your guests OR honor an S.C. Arts Awards recipient with a donation if you can’t attend.

Reserve your admission to the S.C. Arts Awards Luncheon & Art Sale through using the registration link below. Admission is $150 and includes and art auction and sale access. Please note:

  • Your credit/bank card statement might reflect a charge to PayPal for your purchase.
  • Hard tickets are not issued. You will check in at the door.

Ticket sales for this event have been suspended pending announcement of a new date.

Though online sales are strongly preferred, those who are unable to use the online registration may call 803.734.8696 for assistance.

Can’t make it? We understand. Your presence can still be felt. Consider honoring a recipient of one of the S.C. Arts Awards or an arts leader in your community with a completely tax-deductible donation of any amount to the S.C. Arts Foundation. Simply tell the SCAF in the memo/instructions area whom you wish to honor. Please note: Your credit/bank card statement might reflect a charge to PayPal for your purchase.