The Pendleton Street area, also known as Greenville's Far West End, is an arts district located west of downtown. The area is going through a lot of rebuilding at this point, and these art galleries are one of it's catalysts. Once a booming industrial part of town, the Pendleton Street suffered greatly once many of the textile mills in the area shut down. In the last 10 or so years, west Greenville has started the rejuvination process, and these galleries have helped to attract many people from the city's more eastern parts.
These are the galleries we went to:
#1. Midtown Artery@ Village Studios & Gallery
#2. Les Beaux Arts Gallery
#3. Dabney Mahanes Studios
#4. The Flatiron Building
(includes the Joseph Bradley Studio, Grushovenko Gallery, Patricia Kilburg and Janina Tukarski Ellis)
I really like Joseph Bradley's style. He uses a lot of metallics which I am always weirdly drawn to. I also like the wildlife that is in a lot of his paintings, like deer and koi fish. There's something about a deer that is so beautiful and mystical to me. Check him out here.
Were you wondering why they called it the flatiron building? I was too until I saw it. Its obvious that it resembles New York's iconic flatiron building; its just a mini version.