Spartanburg Fringe Festival seeks artwork for ‘Out of the Box’

New festival seeks “the odd, the strange”

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 15

Spartanburg Fringe Festival is calling all artists to submit artwork to its “Out of the Box” exhibit that will run for the month of June 2019 at West Main Artists Co-op.

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“Spartanburg Fringe Festival has taken off amazingly well,” Festival Founder and Director Sandy Staggs said. “We have booked some truly wonderful shows, and now we want to include visual arts as well. The month-long exhibit ‘Out of the Box,’ is open to any established artist who wants to apply and submit work that is not mainstream. We are looking for the unusual, the odd, the highly creative, the strange—any paintings, sculptures, or other visual creations that might be considered on the fringe of creativity.”

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 15. Decisions on acceptance will be made by Wednesday, May 22. All art and related materials must be delivered to West Main Artists Co-op (578 West Main St., Spartanburg) by individual appointment during the week of May 20-24. The exhibit will open Saturday, June 1, and will close Saturday, June 29.

Even though the Festival is opening the door to creativity as wide as possible, its management reserves the right to reject submissions that are hateful, in bad taste, truly offensive and without merit, or otherwise unacceptable by even the most liberal evaluation.

Before submitting work for inclusion in “Out of the Box,” please visit the Festival’s website,, for a more complete understanding. To apply and submit work for the exhibit, contact Staggs via email at or Steve Wong at You may also call 864-316-6559.  In the email, please include basic information about yourself as an artist and a photograph of the art you wish to submit.

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