Flat Out Under Pressure

Did you know that the recycling bins that line Main Street in downtown Greenville feature the winning artists of Metropolitan Arts Council's event, Flat Out Under Pressure?


A unique collaboration between the visual arts and sound environmental practices, Flat Out Under Pressure (FOUP) begins with a 24-hour juried art-making competition in which artists bring in a blank surface for entry and verification, then turn the same surface back in 24 hours later completed as a work of art! The event is adjudicated by a guest juror and the winning artists receive cash prizes, the opportunity to be featured on the recycling bins downtown, and the lucky first-place artist wins a week-long trip for two to Cortona, Italy to stay in the beautiful Villa Sant’ Andrea.


All entries are on display as an exhibit at the Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery (16 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29601) between June 17 and July 19. Come see what our local artists can accomplish in record time! Don't forget to stroll down Main Street and enjoy the gallery of last year's winners.

  • Dates: June 17, 2024 - July 19, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: Metropolitan Arts Council
  • Address: 16 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Phone:

    (864) 467-3132

  • Time: 9 am-5 pm