2020 Festival Suspended Due to COVID-19

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Past Festival Partners included: Piedmont Physic Garden, Union County Tourism, USC-Union, Union County Arts Council, Union County Historical Society, Union County Library and Union County Chamber of Commerce

History of the Environmental Art & Music Festival

How We Sprouted...

The Environmental Art and Music Festival is a community vibrancy initiative that celebrates Union County's natural beauty as well as our commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship.  


The idea sprouted when the Piedmont Physic Garden applied for the 2018 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Community Vibrancy Grant Program with Ten At The Top.  PPG was one of five finalists in the competition and received a $3,000 matching grant to start the festival with our community partners.


Thank you to the City of Union and the County of Union for providing the matching funds for our inaugural festival.  It was exciting to see this small seed of an idea come to fruition!

The First Festival - Sept 27th and 28th 2019

The first Environmental Art and Music Festival took place in the heart of historic downtown Union, SC in September of 2019.  It featured a variety of art exhibits at USC-Union, the Piedmont Physic Garden,, the Union County Arts Council, the Union County Museum, the Union County Library as well as along our historic Main Street corridor.  


Our Vendor Village at USC-Union's Patrons Park included food trucks, craftsmen, artists, and others whose work focused on celebrating and sustaining our natural world.


Music included bluegrass band, Tri County Express and rock band, Dazed Renegade on Friday. The festival concluded on Saturday night with a live outdoor concert by Nashville musician and Grammy nominated songwriter, Robert Arthur with Union band QUEST.

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2019 Festival SChedule

Thursday, September 26 (evening Award ceremony)

Union County Arts Council 2019 Annual Art Exhibition Award Ceremony & Opening Reception @  USC-Union Main Building 6 PM 

Friday, September 27 (all-day plus evening concert)

Vendor Village @ USC-Union's Patrons Park  10 AM - 5 PM

UCAC 2019 Annual Art Exhibition @ USC-Union's Main Building 10 AM - 5 PM

Sculpture Exhibit @ Piedmont Physic Garden 10 AM - 5 PM

Children and Teen Art Exhibit @ Union Carnegie Library 10 AM - 5 PM

Exhibit by water color artist Thomas A. Tucker @ UCAC gallery  10 AM - 5 PM

Artwork by Eola Dent @ the Union County Museum 10 AM - 5 PM

Main Street Art Stroll  10 AM - 5 PM


Free Family-Friendly Bluegrass Concert featuring Tri-County Express @ USC-Union's Patrons Park 5 PM - 7 PM

Free Family-Friendly Southern Rock/ 90's Alternative Concert featuring Dazed Renegade @USC-Union's Patrons Park 7 PM - 9 PM

Saturday, september 28 (All-Day plus evening Concert)

Vendor Village  @ USC-Union's Patrons Park  10 AM - 5 PM

UCAC 2019 Annual Art Exhibition @  USC-Union's Main Building  10 AM - 5 PM

Sculpture Exhibit @ Piedmont Physic Garden  10 AM - 5 PM

Children and Teen Art Exhibit @ Union Carnegie Library 10 AM - 5 PM

Exhibit by watercolor artist Thomas A. Tucker @ UCAC gallery  10 AM - 5 PM

 Artwork by Eola Dent @ Union County Museum 10 AM - 5 PM 

Main Street Art Stroll 10 AM - 5 PM


Live Music by Union Musician, Jordan Lawson @ USC-Union's Patrons Park    12 PM - 2 PM


Live Concert from Nashville musician and songwriter, Robert Arthur and Union band, QUEST @ USC-Union's Patrons Park  7 PM - 9 PM

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