The arts are vibrant here in York County, South Carolina! The Arts Council of York County offers many programs and competitions throughout the year. At the Community Performance Center, you will find world-class acts like The Second City and the Glenn Miller Orchestra performing as a part of the Main Stage Series. The Underexposed Film Festival yc features the best in indie films from across the country. In the Dalton Gallery, local, national, and international artists are given a space to display their paintings, prints, sculptures, and textile arts. In the fall each year, we focus on the literary arts with a competition focusing on poetry and short stories.
Our performing arts programs are held at the Community Performance Center, where artists are given the stage to let their voices be heard. We host the Arts Council of York County | On Tour , where nationally and internationally renowned musicians and comedians entertain our concert & theatre-goers, and the Underexposed Film Festival yc and Series , featuring the best in independent filmmaking from across the world.
Image by Mike Baker
York County is home to an increasing base of extremely talented visual artists.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Literary Competitions!
1st Place | “The Welcome Mat on the Porch” by Kevin Hicks, Rock Hill, SC
2nd Place | “Disney World” by Charlotte Pollack, Fort Mill, SC
3rd Place | “The Unknown” by Jackson Lemmonds, Fort Mill, SC
Honorable Mention | “Without a Helping Hand” by Rachel Stevens, Fort Mill, SC
Honorable Mention | “Who Am I” by Kenzie Beer, Charlotte, NC