Summer can be hot even in South Carolina. When visiting Spartanburg there is lots to do outside and in but if they weather is hot you might want to take refuge in a nice cool art gallery. The Spartanburg Art Musuem is just that sort of place. The museum has many different types of art to look at from all different time frames. Some of the permanent artwork that is display is from The Palmetto Bank Endowed Permanent Collection, this collection is in honor of Les and Betty McMillian two local artist that put a lot into the local community. Like most other museums the Spartanburg Art Museum always has other exhibits going in and out of the collection and two of the upcoming exhibits are Passion for Lithography. For those of you who don't know what Lithography is like me, it is a way of printing on paper. Its the method of which news papers are written. This makes it difficult to make create art pieces using the method so what was created is treasured. Another exhibit is going to be coming in from March threw June of 2012 it is a special exhibit and highlights Mike Vatalaro on Emerging Works/ Ancient Roots. Mike creates ceramic works that have classical ancient roots. His work is new and refreshing yet at the same time is old and outdated. Mike has taught pottery for 35 years and is now offering lessons at the art museum. Check to see if one of these lessons is when you are in town, it would be a great opportunity to learn from master if you enjoy making art from mud.
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South Carolina is a central state and towns where build quickly throwout the state. Spartanburg was established long ago and only a few buildings still remain from its when it was founded over two century's ago. One Historic landmark has made it throughout the ages, that is the Price House. Built in1795 by Thomas and Ann Price. The Price family owned a store, post office, tavern, an inn for travelers, and had cotton fields. The Price family had some two dozen slaves to run these establishments and built log cabins for them. Still today on the property you can view and explore the log cabins that were built ages ago. The price house is open to the public every Saturday from 11 to 5 and Sunday from 2 to 5.Rates are cheep and the whole family is invited. Adults get in for $5, kids 5-17 get in for $3, and 4 and under get in free. Historic Spartanburg has many great sites to visit, There is the Seay House and the Walnut Grove Plantation. The Seay House is thought to be the oldest house inside city limits with it originally being build around 1850 the house has add-on's that can been seen and date in the late 19th century. Its a beautiful house that can be visited on the third Saturday of each month from 10-4. The Walnut Grove Plantation is open Tuesday- Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 2-5. The Walnut Grove Plantation follows the story of the free and enslaved people who settled in the South Carolina area. It is a great place to bring your family and teach your kids about the lives that were lead here.