“Harrison Martin shows a deep pride and passion for our town and the arts. She also has a hard-working spirit and years of building the right creative skills. That is exactly what we were searching for in our next director,” Ximena Herrera, chairwoman of the Hub-Bub board of directors, said in a statement. “She brings inspiring new energy, excitement and commitment to the ongoing success of our great organization. I cannot be more pleased with Harrison as the new leader of HUB-BUB.”
Martin is a graduate of Spartanburg High School and the University of South Carolina Upstate, and she was previously involved in the Spartanburg Youth Theatre and Little Theatre, as well as the Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross.
According to Hub-Bub, Martin recently returned to Spartanburg after working in Washington, D.C., for more than 13 years as a communications consultant. She is an avid hiker and photographer.
“I am thrilled to have this awesome opportunity to help fulfill Hub-Bub’s mission and to bring new ideas and artistic events to the people of Spartanburg,” Martin said in the statement. “This city is full of so much artistic talent, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with them.”
Began as a grassroots group in 2004, Hub-Bub is located in The Showroom at 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave., Spartanburg. The nonprofit features art exhibits, as well as performances, and sponsors more than 100 events each year.