Over 20 artists entered the WILD Spartanburg Poster Contest in 2018, a poster contest inspired by the WPA National Park posters and a partnership between SPACE and the Tyger River Foundation, funded in part by the Chapman Cultural Center. Artists were asked to create poster designs of one of four of Spartanburg's most beautiful natural places (Berry's Bridge, Cottonwood Trail, Glendale Shoals, and Nesbitt Shoals). During the April 2019 art reception at the Headquarters of the Spartanburg County Library, Peter Kay was selected as the winning artist based on his contemporary poster design of Glendale Shoals. Kay is a graphic designer and Composer for the Spartanburg Philharmonic. Join SPACE, the Tyger River Foundation, and the Spartanburg Philharmonic on Thursday March 5th, location to be determined for an artist reception and poster release party.
SPACE hosts a multitude of events throughout the year. As an organization focused on land conservation and environmental protection, we’ve launched an initiative to focus on sustainability efforts during our fundraisers and small events. With help from local composting company, Atlas Organics, we’re making composting a priority at our two big fundraisers (Bonnamoo and A Shucking Good Time). Thanks to local artists Frankie Zombie and Maggie MacDonald, you won’t miss the compost cans at these events! Want to help make our events more sustainable? Share a ride and bring your own non-glass tumblers with you. Working together we can make an impact!
The 4th Annual "A Shucking Good Time" presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System raised $30,000 for SPACE to support our mission of land conservation. 3K was raised for the Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk Restoration Project. Thanks to our composting efforts, 838 pounds of waste was diverted from the landfill.