Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival is a debut summer festival that celebrates new works by emerging and established performing artists in Spartanburg, Upstate South Carolina, and Western North Carolina, including theatre, music, dance, comedy, spoken word, film, and more.

Part -Fringe and part-Spoleto, Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival runs June 1-June 29 at West Main Artists Co-Operative (WMAC) a The Festival is headlined by a number of WMAC members and other guest artists/groups and will showcase the incredible art – the original, the outlandish, the innovative, and the provocative –  being produced in the Hub City and surrounding communities.

Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival’s mission is to create an open and accessible platform for artistic expression of all kinds. Festival participation is by application and with a few first come, first serve “early bird” slots. The festival is uncensored – content is entirely up to the artist, experimentation is encouraged. The festival is inclusive – artists from a variety of cultural perspectives, artists from underrepresented communities, and artists presenting work that is culturally specific and geographically diverse, are encouraged to apply.


Sandy Staggs
Festival Director
(864) 580-8385

Steve Wong
Marketing Director
864 316 6559