Hello everyone! We are so excited to be hosting you all in a few days! With an event like this, parking can always be an issue, but this year we expect it to be a little more difficult, and we want to prepare you as best as possible.
The campus has just begun a construction project that has closed two main parking lots behind the Joyner Library and Mendenhall Student Center, off of 10th St. As a result, there is no longer visitor parking on the main campus itself.
The symposium starts on Friday the 15th, with registration from 5-7pm on the second floor of the Jenkins Fine Arts Center (#14 on the map), located off of 5th and Jarvis. The parking authority has lifted the permit requirements for us around the building starting at 5pm on Friday. If you park next to the building before 5pm you may be ticketed! They have been enforcing these rules more stringently than in the past.
For Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday, additional parking can be found in the housing grid directly across from the Jenkins Fine Arts Center, starting at Holly to Maple, and 5th to 1st. These spots require a permit from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, but are open at all other times.
There is free two-hour parking on Reade Circle between 5th St and 1st St, and a larger parking lot at the corner of 5th and Evans, which is close to several of our shows downtown. The Jolly Trolley will be providing transport between the Jenkins Fine Arts Center and the shows at the Greenville Museum of Art and Art Avenue. If you park downtown, you can catch a ride on the Jolly Trolley up to campus, which is about a 10-15 minute walk.
Make sure to stop by the Jenkins Fine Arts Center for registration, as well as two symposium exhibitions and Jewelry Edition 2’s pop up store! You will receive your workshop assignments at registration And we will have maps and info for the Art Walk at the check-in table!
*As usual, we are having a Charm/Pin Swap on Saturday January 16th at 6:00PM. If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped or boxed single piece of jewelry and drop it off at registration. You will then randomly be matched with another person, which is a great way to add to your jewelry collection.*