Ways to Support:


Become a Member



The Spartanburg Art Museum's beginnings lie in 1907, when citizens of Spartanburg were so collectively moved by an exhibition of the contemporary art of that time, they pooled resources to purchase the city's first collectively-owned work of art, Robert Henri's The Girl With Red Hair. To this day, the Girl With Red Hair remains the center of Spartanburg Art Museum's Permanent Collection of Artworks, and a potent symbol of Spartans' commitment to working togther to bring the best that visual art has to offer to their community.  The Phoenix Fund is a core group of donors & volunteers who are especially commited to continuing this legacy.


The Phoenix Fund 

The Phoenix Fund was set up to help the Spartanburg Art Museum move from a traditional past towards functioning as a sustainable, vital and integral cultural institution serving all of Spartanburg and beyond.  We are committed to our future by building capacity within our COLORS program and the Art School, improving access to our permanent collection and providing more contemporary regional, national and international artists exhibition opportunities.  If you would like more information about the Phoenix Fund please contact Elizabeth Goddard, Executive Director egoddard@spartanarts.org or (864) 278-9673. 


2014-2015 Fiscal Year Phoenix Fund Contributors:

Mrs. Cathy and Mr. William Bagwell

Mrs. Paula and Mr. Stan Baker

Mr. George Garrison

Ms. Kerin Hannah

JM Smith Co.

Mrs. Stacy and Mr. Jack McBride

Mrs. Margaret and Mr. George Nixon





featured class

Fashion Illustration (13-17)
Lewis Carl, Instructor
Thursday; 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
June 1st - June 22nd, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $100; non-members $110 - 4 weeks

about us

SAM is funded in part by the Chapman Cultural Center, INC 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.



Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Closed Mondays

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Sundays 1-5pm