Lighten Up Spartanburg! is a large scale public art project that bolsters the cultural vitality of downtown Spartanburg, expands the local economy through tourism, provides opportunities to local and regional artists, and fosters connections between local businesses and the arts.The project is comprised of 28 six foot tall fiberglass light bulbs painted, sculpted, and otherwise altered by 36 local and regional artists, sponsored by 30 local businesses and individuals, and installed in nearly 300 square feet of public space in and around downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina's newest Cultural District.
Creative Development, LLC (Deede Cohen, Lisa Crouch, Katee Hargraves, Alice Smith, Nancy Stewart, Patty Wright, and Daniel Zongrone)
Ann Eickman + Susan Floyd
Kathy Zimmerli Wofford
SAM is funded in part by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from The National Endowment for the Arts.