HUB-BUB’s Creative Placemaking Studio Comes to Chapman Cultural Center / by David Ocasio

Soon HUB-BUB’s Artists-in-Residence (AiR) program will be opening its Creative Placemaking Studio at Chapman Cultural Center. The Creative Placemaking Studio is a partnership with The Milliken Foundation and will allow artists-in-residence to interact more openly and intimately with the public and other artists.


“We’re calling it the ‘Creative Placemaking Studio’ because we hope that local artists, and even staff members, use the studio to improve the quality of life and quality of space,” said Eric Kocher, who’s the Creative Placemaking & HUB-BUB Director. “Each artist will have their own space and be holding an open studio for 15 hours each week. The open studio allows for the community to come in and learn about the artists process”


Artists will also be present in the Creative Placemaking Studio for an additional 5 hours each week to participate in meetings and planning sessions about community engagement efforts. Along with artists-in-residence, this year the studio will have two interns from Wofford College to help with a series of interactive exhibitions and efforts to help tell the story of the Creative Placemaking Studio and Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District.


The Creative Placemaking Studio will be located by the main entrance of the Carlos Dupre Moseley building and is designed to engage, educate and inspire individuals and small groups to participate in the growing arts culture of Spartanburg county. The Creative Placemaking Studio is slated to officially open to the public during the September 20th ArtWalk event.