Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival is a new summer festival that celebrates new works by emerging and established performing artists in Spartanburg and the Upstate, including theatre, music, dance, comedy, spoken word, film, and more.
Part “Fringe” and part-“Spoleto,” Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival runs June 1-June 29 at West Main Artists Co-Operative (WMAC) and other venues throughout downtown Spartanburg. The Festival is headlined by a number of WMAC members and other guest artists/groups and will showcase the incredible art – the original, the outlandish, the innovative, and the provocative – being produced right here in the Upstate.
Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival’s mission is to create an open and accessible platform for artistic expression of all kinds. Festival is participation is by application and with a few first come, first serve “early bird” slots. The festival is uncensored – content is entirely up to the artist, experimentation is encouraged. The festival is inclusive – artists from a variety of cultural perspectives, artists from underrepresented communities, and artists presenting work that is culturally specific and geographically diverse, are encouraged to apply.