The Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina is a great place to experience performances and visual arts, science and history. It is owned and operated by the Greater Spartanburg Art Cooperation Organization and is located at 200 John Street, east of the city centre. The complex consists of three buildings on a five-acre campus. The Chapman Cultural Center opened in 2007 but has been in business for 17 years.
The Spartanburg Art Cooperation Organization consists of several institutions. These include Artists' Spartanburg Guild, Spartanburg Ballet, Carolina Hawthorn Craftsman Center, Spartanburg Music Foundation, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg County Historical Society, Spartanburg Small Theatre and Spartanburg Youth Theatre, Spartanburg Repertory Theatre and Spartanburg Science Center.
There are several exhibition and museum areas in the building. These include the artist ' Guild Gallery, SAM Gallery, Spartanburg Regional History Museum and Spartanburg Science Center. A separate entrance fee will be charged for each museum or gallery.
The Chapman Cultural Center Complex consists of three buildings. The Carlos Moseley building houses the Regional History Museum, the Artist' Guild Gallery, the SAM [Spartanburg Art Gallery] Art Gallery and the ticket office. The theatre complex in the center of the complex includes the David Reed Theatre and the Black Box Theatre. The Montgomery Building features the Spartanburg Science Center and the Spartanburg Dance Centre.
The special training camp in July includes the Music Theatre Training Camp on July 5-9 in Grades 4-12 and the Senior Performance Camp on July 12-16 in Grades 8-12. At 7:00 pm on July 10th, the classic movie "Jaws" will be shown on the big screen. The artist's guild gallery will hold wax and oil paintings of Carol Beth Icard from July 1st to 28th. The Spartanburg Art Gallery will showcase the bronze wild animal sculptures of the Swedish artist Kent Ullberg on a national tour from July 13th to 31st.
For tickets, please call  542-ARTS. For additional information, please visit the Center's website at http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org