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  • Opening reception and sale are
    Saturday, Dec. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.

    The Upstairs is excited to announce the upcoming 100 x 100 fundraiser taking place in Saturday, Dec. 14. This is our annual event in which artists create and donate a work of art that measures 12” x 12”—work which the public may purchase for $100! As an artist, you are invited to participate this year and help us raise funds for this special gallery that is a pillar of the art community in the Carolina Foothills. 100% of sale-proceeds will be donated to the gallery. If you are new to 100 x 100 or if you have participated before, we ask you to join us by donating a piece of art and supporting the Upstairs to make this year’s event the best ever!

    The exhibit runs
    Saturday, Dec. 14 - Saturday, Dec. 21.

  • Sales begin on the evening of our opening reception, and it is always a lively event! This year, pieces may be purchased at any time during the opening reception. Artists' names will be listed on our price list. If you would like a 12” canvas, we will provide one free of charge, so drop by any time during business hours to pick it up and get started! 3D and mixed-media works will gladly be accepted, and artists may make any piece that fits within an imaginary 12” cube. Youth artists may also participate this year working on a 10 x 10” canvas, panel or paper.

  • We know that artists are asked many times for donations, and the Upstairs appreciates and depends on everyone to help continue its mission in promoting contemporary art. If you have been in our previous shows this is a chance for you to give back to the Upstairs, and even purchase a piece at a great price! As you may know, Upstairs receives its funding from a combination of gallery sales, grants and donations, however we continually need to fundraise to keep our doors open.

    Thank you…
    in advance for your thoughtful and personal contribution to the Upstairs! Help us reach our goal of 100 artists, 100 works, and 100 sales!

    address any questions to board member Mark Holland. or contact the Gallery at 828-859-2828.

    Happy Creating!
    The Board and Staff of Upstairs [Artspace]

  • Polk County Community Foundation
    Polk County Community Foundation

    Upstairs Artspace is supported, in part, by the Polk County Community Foundation