Group enjoying the light show at the Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light Event

National project sets Spartanburg Community aglow

Through the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, the project “Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light” brought nine temporary art installations to Spartanburg.

The goal of the public art is to celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development.

The City of Spartanburg was selected in 2015 as one of four temporary public art projects from across the United States to receive a grant award from the first-ever Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. Other winning cities are Gary, IN, and Los Angeles, CA.  Full information on all projects can be found at

Bloomberg Philanthropies works in more than 120 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: arts, education, environment, government innovation and public health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2015, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed over half a billion dollars. For more information, please visit 

For more information on the art installations, please visit