In the Heart of
Downtown Spartanburg

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Located at 154 West Main Street in the heart of Spartanburg's downtown, TJC Gallery features rotating selections from the collection's holdings. These curated exhibitions are open to the public (including children) without charge on Wednesday–Saturday from 12 to 4 pm. Any changes to the gallery's regular schedule are posted on our social media platforms. 

Photography (no flash) is encouraged at TJC Gallery—and please consider sharing your pictures on social media, tagging TJC as @thejohnsoncollection and using our signature hashtags: #southernart and #artforyall. As inviting as paintings and sculpture can be, please do not touch artwork in the gallery. The invisible dirt and oils on human hands can damage these objects.

TJC Gallery is wheelchair accessible. For additional information regarding mobility and parking, please contact Holly Watters.


Gallery Calendar 

June 20: Artwalk in the Gallery featuring a Spanish Moss Hands-on Craft
From 5-8 PM

TJC Gallery will be closed on July 4


Regularly Held Gallery Activities: 

Tranquil Tuesdays: Yoga in TJC Gallery at 9 am with Alix Refshauge, RYT 500 every Tuesday morning

Guided Gallery Tours: Come in on Wednesdays 12–1 pm for an in-depth tour of the current exhibition. 

Artwalk: Every third Thursday of the month, TJC participates in Artwalk from 5–8 pm with different programming each month. Check the calendar and our socials for this month's event. 

Lap Sit Story Time: Come in with your children on Saturdays starting at 2:00 pm for a 30-minute storytime session in the gallery. 

Sign up for our email blast at the bottom of the page to keep up to date with TJC news and events once a month.


JUNE 20: Create your own Chihuly Sculpture 

If you have been to the gallery recently (or have seen curator, Landon Bryant's videos) you may have noticed a brand-new sculpture in the window. This piece, created by Meeting Street Academy's third graders, was made from plastic bottles, sharpie, and fishing wire!

Enjoy an evening in the gallery on June 20 from 5 to 8 pm and create your own recycled sculpture! 

Bring a clean plastic bottle to TJC Gallery and help create another Chihuly-inspired work of art.  

Artwalk is a free self-guided tour through Spartanburg's museums and galleries every third Thursday of the month from 5 – 8 pm. Light refreshments are provided, and other coordinating venues such as the Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg Art Museum, and the Artist Collective Spartanburg, have events and gallery openings during this time. 

Programming for Artwalk will change every month according to the highlighted show. 



Tranquil Tuesdays

Every Tuesday morning, TJC Gallery will host 9 am classes led by Alix Refshauge, RYT 500. The class will offer a different mixture of Flow and Yin poses to help move into stillness and revitalize your senses. Share a tranquil morning with fellow yogis surrounded by TJC’s rotating exhibitions in our beautiful downtown arts space. All levels are welcome; please bring your own mat and props. Drop-in sessions are 75 minutes with a $10 instructor fee (cash/Venmo). Please reach out to Blake Batten, with any questions.


Free Yoga Saturdays are held once every three months during the opening week of a TJC exhibition. Look to our socials for updates, sign up on Meetup is required as space is limited for this event. As always bring your props and mat, and all skill levels are welcome. 





Looking for a Saturday afternoon activity? Come into TJC Gallery after nap time at 2:00 pm for family story time. A TJC staff member will read from a selection of art books until 2:30 pm. Parents are to stay with their children, and explore the gallery before and after the program.
Also available is our TJC Coloring Book for all ages. Come in and take a piece of TJC art home with you.

Please reach out to Blake Batten with any questions.