For the May ArtWalk, Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery will be hosting the Spartanburg Image Collective to raise money for the Carolina Theater. Read more about the project and photographers below.
During the art walk on May 17th the Spartanburg Image Collective, in cooperation with Preservation South Carolina and the Spartanburg Photo Center, is hosting a silent auction at Ciclops Cyderi and Brewery to benefit the Carolina Theater Restoration Project. Throughout the years, the Carolina Theater has survived decades of use and, over time, neglect.
However, because this restoration is no small undertaking, money is needed. The amount needed is estimated to be 5.5 million dollars for total restoration. We are not expecting to raise that much from this auction; we are attempting to bring attention to this historical gem that needs to be rescued.
The Carolina Theater renovation is a separate project from that of the Montgomery building, and therefore needs its own attention. It’s anticipated to be a mixed use theater that could host activities and events from around the world, once again bringing a historical stage to the heart of Spartanburg.
It is with this in mind that we invite you to join us at Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery on May 17th for drinks and a silent auction. Multiple photographers of different skill-sets have recently spent time wandering the aisles and perches of the theater. They have captured the immensity, history, and cultural importance from multiple perspectives. Exclusive numbered framed prints will be for sale and on display.
Come and celebrate a local landmark’s past, present, and future in the company of those who took the time to photograph it!
- CHANDLER MORGAN: I’m a 21 year old South Carolina native who has many hobbies and interests. Photography has always been a way for me to freeze timeon places, people, and things. I love photographing old, abandoned buildings and the lost memories inside of them, landscapes of all variations, cars of all years and types, and I even dwell into portraits on occasion. I love shooting both 35mm film as well as digital, I would definitely classify myself as an old-spirited individual. Follow me on Instagram to check out some of my work! @the_a55man
- MEGAN BRUH: I am a portrait/family/nature photographer located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I am currently enrolled at Spartanburg Community College & will soon be finishing up my degree for graphic design. I have had a passion for photography ever since I was given a camera. My goal is to express myself through every photo I take. I strive to be unique and to make all my clients feel comfortable and free during every session. Follow me on Instagram @meg_bruh or on my Facebook page MNC Photography to see all my adventures!
- AMANDA CANNON: local event, creative portrait, architecture, and travel photographer. Amanda is attending college here in Spartanburg, and has been a professional photographer for over five years now. Follow her Instagram: @amandas.official and/or website: acphotography.myportfolio.com