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Sunday, May 18 |
1-5 p.m.
free museums | free music | ArtMarket
SAM Family Programming

SAM Out of Line Randy Shull

1-4 p.m.


Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) is looking at "Shull's America: The Big Picture" this Sunday as part of its recurring Family Programming. Based on the current Out of Line exhibit by Asheville-based artist Randy Shull, SAM is hosting a free drop-in style workshop to allow patrons to get in touch with their creative side. Bring the family and make art. All materials and supplies are provided, and no experience is necessary.


1-5 p.m.
Peruse locally handcrafted items by regional artisans in Chapman's weekly ArtMarket. Many artists will have booths set up in the outdoor plaza (weather permitting) to sell their work. From photography to pottery, jewelry to soaps, and metalwork to baked goods, you're sure to find something you absolutely must have! Check it out this Sunday. And while you shop, you'll be entertained with live music by...

Hairspray Auditions

Hairspray Spartanburg Little Theatre

3 p.m.


The Spartanburg Little Theatre has just completed a superb season, but it's already looking to the future! Hairspray will be 2014-15's big opening number, and you could be a part of the fun. Final auditions for Hairspray are tomorrow, starting at 3 p.m. Arrive at least 15 minutes early in appropriate attire for singing and dancing. Click here for details.


Jim Jinelli Elvis
3 p.m.
The King is back! Get your tickets now for ELVIS: A Concert Experience, starting tomorrow in the theater at 3 p.m. Jim Jinelli, a highly acclaimed Elvis Presley tribute artist, will make a stop in Spartanburg to allow patrons to relive the early to mid '70s, some of Elvis' greatest touring years. Buy tickets here before they're all gone.

Featured Musician | 2-4 p.m.

This three-piece outfit is lead by singer-songwriter Laura Clinton, a classically trained pianist and vocalist. Clinton is also a public school teacher. Barleycove's classical and electric guitarist, Jesse Thomas, self-publishes comics when he's not performing. Tim Trammel completes the band as the drummer, having played locally for many years with his church family. Barleycove is currently recording its first album at Yellow Mama Music with producer Mike Dove. Upon its release, the trio plans to tour outside of the Carolinas to promote the album.
According to the band's website, Clinton believes "music is about our connectivity to one another" and "can bring healing." The band has brought its unique brand of musical healing to various venues both locally and otherwise, playing recently at Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, NY. Barleycove performs both originals and covers, and it's heavily influenced by artists such as Damien Rice, The Civil Wars, Ani Difranco, and Patty Griffen. 
New Works Festival: Genesis

7:30 p.m.

The Spartanburg Little Theatre and HUB-BUB are bringing eight fresh new scripts directly from New York City playwrights for public readings, and the first one is tomorrow night! Experience the New Works Festival in the Black Box Theater at Chapman Cultural Center. These plays are on the cutting edge of theatre, and some may have strong language and adult content. Attendance is free, but reservations are possible. 
Tomorrow's play is Genesis by Alexis Roblan. Click here for a full list of all plays, or to take a quiz to see which reading you should attend.


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What Else Can You Do
At Chapman on a Sunday Afternoon?


Spartanburg Art Museum
 Asheville-based artist Randy Shull also shows off his exhibit, Out of Line, which features mixed media works from paintings to large-scale installations, all exploring the iconography of the United States' borders. Free. More.


Artists' Guild of Spartanburg Gallery
Check out the Guild's current exhibit This Is It by Doris Turner and Jessica Barnes, life-long friends and wonderful painting duo. Free. More.


Carolina Foothills Artisan Center
CFAC, based in Chesnee, houses a satellite gallery and gift shop in The Green Room public lounge, full of wonderful gifts, fine arts, and free Wi-Fi for the public's enjoyment. More.
Spartanburg Regional History Museum
Take a bite out of the History Museum's delicious exhibit Peaches & Plates A'Plenty: Celebrating Spartanburg Food History. More.
Spartanburg Science Center
Connect to hands-on STEM activities with your family and friends. More.


Student Galleries
Independent Schools, the Boys & Girls Clubs, and Spartanburg Art Museum's COLORS program are all now occupying the Student Galleries, showing off the endless creativity of Spartanburg County students. More.



Sundays Unplugged...
are all about having a low-stress, casual afternoon to enjoy the cultural arts in Spartanburg. Chapman Cultural Center is open 1-5 p.m. every Sunday. Spartanburg Art Museum (free), Spartanburg Regional History Museum (free), Artists' Guild of Spartanburg Gallery (free), the Student Galleries (free), and Spartanburg Science Center are all open.


For more on Sundays Unplugged,
call Chapman Cultural Center at (864) 542-ARTS.

200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.