Artist in the Community

Former AiR's selected as Juried Semifinalists in ArtPrize 2018 by David Ocasio

2015 Artists-in-Residence Robin Schwartzman, Desiree Moore, and Anna Abhau Elliott are still building community through dynamic arts and ideas.

They recently launched a new public art project called “Barter Boat”

Barter Boat is an art project that looks like a carnival stand, where you can trade for small art assemblages made out of previously bartered items from different cities. They were most recently at ArtPrize 2018.

Photo by Sean Deckert

Photo by Sean Deckert

The project is made by the three alums, who were recently selected as Juried Semifinalists in ArtPrize 2018, alongside some other great artists (and out of literally hundreds of other entries). Check out their Instagram too - radar_art

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Welcome to the Burg AiR's! by David Ocasio


HUB-BUB is bringing in our newest Artists-in-Residence with a bang! You can catch us at the coolest Biergarten in Spartanburg on September 7, from 5 - 7 pm! 

The Artists-in-Residence Meet-and-Greet at the FR8yard is an opportunity for Spartanburg to get to know our 2018-2019 AiRs, Marisa Adesman and Ambrin Ling.

There will be a special "AiRs" themed cocktail that will be unveiled before the live music begins at 7 PM. Stop by the Yard to grab a brat, some drinks, and help our new artists feel welcomed in their home for the next year.

As part of the program, HUB-BUB AiR's will have the opportunity to work on any number of community-based projects that we hope will arise organically through partnerships, experimentation, and collaboration.

This is the first opportunity you'll have to connect with the residents and share with them the Spartanburg Community that we all know and love. 

Let us know your coming and hit "Going" on our Facebook Event


HUB-BUB is an Artist-in-Residence program hosted by Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC designed to provide time and space for emerging artists to live free and create.

"Special Collections" Exhibition Opening + Weaving Workshops this week! by lydia see

Sunday was the first of two Branch Weaving workshops with our AiR, Lydia See. Check out some of the fiber sculptures made by participants in Sunday's class, and join us for the next class, today at 6pm (details below). 

If you're interested in seeing some of Lydia See's work, her first show since arriving to Spartanburg will open Thursday night for Art Walk, at the Spartanburg Public Library HQ Studio CLICK HERE or scroll down for more info. 


On Wednesday November 16 (6-8pm) is another drop-in weaving workshop using tree branches as the loom! 

FREE, All Ages, Family friendly (kids under 11 should be accompanied by an adult who plans to participate with them), no previous weaving experience necessary! Learn weaving and fiber/sculpture techniques in a fun non-traditional way, make a beautiful naturally inspired weaving to take home. All materials supplied, but feel free to bring branches, favorite yarns and fibers, or found natural ephemera like feathers and dried flowers (several of the participants from Sunday's class brought branches, yarns, and unexpected objects from home!).


Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm with an Artist's Talk at 6:45pm
Spartanburg County Public Libraries - 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29306

During the November Art Walk join us for "Special Collections," a welcome exhibition of current artist-in-residence Lydia See's work,  MORE INFO