About SAFI

Our vision is to help make Simpsonville known as an “Arts City,” that is supported by businesses, individuals, artists, and the local and surrounding communities; and to establish us as a recognized destination for visual and performing arts.

Simpsonville Arts Foundation, Inc. (SAFI) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and has been at the forefront of stirring a heart for the arts locally since 1987. SAFI’s love for the arts as well as the preservation of history led to the establishment of an Arts Center for Simpsonville in the old elementary school building on Academy Street in downtown, which was recently renovated in February 2022.

SAFI sponsors the annual Music Series in the park along with Oktoberfest and local artist events.

Board of Directors

Tim Lincolnhol

Vice Chair
Melissa Sturgis

Cindy Tench

Allison McGarity

Members at Large
Mike Cestrone
Jaime Gervasi
Heidi Greene
Anne Moore
Cynthia Faber Smith
Caryn Vedane