Wyche and the Arts

In 2002 Wyche, P.A. was recognized for its long history of support for the arts with the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts in the business division. The Award recognized our history of leadership, as well as visionary ideas, in creating an environment in which the arts have flourished in Greenville.

For the past half century, almost every member of this relatively small law firm has served on or been president of the board of directors of an arts organization in Greenville, including the Metropolitan Arts Council, the Greenville Little Theatre, the Warehouse Theatre, the Greenville Symphony, the Greenville County Art Museum, the Carolina Youth Symphony, the Greenville Arts Festival, the Savoyards, and the South Carolina Children's Theatre.

It can be estimated that members of the firm and their families have enriched the arts community by millions of dollars, contributing significantly to such artistic successes as the Peace Center for the Performing Arts and the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. The firm is credited with helping Warehouse Theatre relocate to the rejuvenated West End section of the city, and helping Heritage Green to become the cultural anchor for the re-birth of downtown. Firm members have not only dedicated personal resources and professional experience in launching major art facilities, but also have had a successful influence in persuading the Greenville business community to join their crusades.

However, the support of the arts community is more than financial. Many Wyche attorneys are "Sunday" musicians, painters and writers. Members of the firm have performed in the Greenville Civil Chorale, the Winter Wednesday concert series at Christ Church (underwritten by Wyche), the South Carolina Children's Theatre, and the Greenville Little Theatre. We boast of having a percussionist and lead singer in an active, much-in-demand 50's retro rock and roll band, as well as the first chair bassoonist in a volunteer philharmonic orchestra, the Foothills Philharmonic.

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