Interested in volunteering with Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light? Sign up now

By September 2, 2016 No Comments

Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light is bringing neighborhoods across the city together through the power of public art. Do you want to participate in this first-of-its-kind project?

We need volunteers to help fill a variety of roles, including giving tours, working in the visitor center, representing your neighborhood as a tour guide or docent, and assembling the installation “Mobile Suspension.”

Help assemble a one-of-a-kind art installation
From Sept. 6 through Sept. 26, residents and groups can sign up to volunteer for 90-minute or 2-hour shifts to help assemble “Mobile Suspension,” an installation that will suspend five curtains of transparent color swatches in downtown Spartanburg.
Assembly will take place at 201 E. Broad St. in downtown Spartanburg. Volunteers will assist in one of three positions.

  • Peeling and Stacking: Remove protective film from acrylic tiles and stack them in the correct order. Volunteers need to be able to read the layout/guide for the order of tiles or follow verbal instructions. This is a great position for younger volunteers.
  • Attaching Wire to Tiles: Attach the wire onto the acrylic tiles. Volunteers need to be able to pry and bend wire into tiles, which requires hand strength. Thin or “tech” gloves recommended. Some gloves may be available.
  • Strand Assembly: Put strands of acrylic tiles together vertically and horizontally. Volunteers need to be able to lift and hang tiles into strands and follow the pattern guide.

We also are training docent volunteers who will serve as tour guides for school and adult groups, special events and programs. This dedicated group of volunteers is vital to the success of the impact of this public art project. If you believe in the power of public art as an agent of change, then join us in providing rich and engaging experiences for those who want to learn more.

To learn more about all the opportunities to volunteer with this groundbreaking public art project and to sign up for shifts or ongoing support, visit