Visual Arts

The Arts Council of York County's Center for the Arts houses three galleries, the Dalton Gallery, Perimeter Gallery, and Lewandowski Classroom Gallery feature exhibits by local, national, and international artists. The City Hall Rotunda Gallery on the second floor landing at Rock Hill's City Hall is also managed by the Arts Council.



Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2nd & 4th weekends each month. Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  |  Sunday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

The galleries are open to the public.

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    Faces & Places
    Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery | 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730

    EXHIBIT | APRIL 29 - JUNE 12, 2016

    Free, Public Reception | Friday, May 12 | 6:00 PM



    Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Gallery

    Compass Prep Student Photo Exhibit



    Leaning - Todd Baxter

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    The Arts Council of York County presents the 27th Annual Juried Competition.

    Center for the Arts | 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC

    June 16 - September 11, 2016


    The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.



    FRIDAY  |  MAY 13, 2016  |  5 PM

         Entry Deadline

         [Entry Fee, Media Disc (CD/DVD) with Images or Video]


    FRIDAY  |  MAY 27, 2016

         Artist notification (by email or phone)


    FRIDAY  |  JUNE 10, 2016  |  10 AM-5 PM

         Deliver Work to the Center for the Arts


    SATURDAY  |  JUNE 11, 2016  |  10 AM-2 PM

         Deliver Work to the Center for the Arts


    SUNDAY  |  JUNE 12, 2016  |  2-4 PM

         Final Day to Deliver Work to the Center for the Arts


    JUNE 16 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

         Exhibition Dates


    THURSDAY  |  JUNE 16, 2016 | 6 PM Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

         Center for the Arts, 121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC


    FRIDAY  |  SEPTEMBER 16, 2016  |  5 PM

         Exhibited Work Must Be Picked Up



    Image credit: "My Home II" by Dallas Austin

    2015 | 26th Annual Juried Competition | Best of Show

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    Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery
    121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730
    The Arts Council of York County is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. Located at the Center for the Arts, the Dalton Gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.
    Each year the Arts Council presents six to eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for one of our 2018 gallery exhibitions should check back in late winter for updated guidelines and information.

    Look for our listing:

    Art Opportunities Monthly, for  professional artists or those who want to be.

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    Call for Artists: City Hall Rotunda Gallery
    City Hall Rotunda Gallery | 155 Johnston St, Rock Hill, SC | 2nd Floor
    Curated by the Arts Council of York County, the City Hall Rotunda Gallery functions as a community gallery and features emerging artists.

    2016 City Hall Rotunda Gallery Schedule

    Artists wishing to be considered for exhibition in 2016 must submit the following to Melanie Cooper , Marketing Coordinator for the Arts Council:
    • Letter of intent.
    • 5-10 images of works that will be on display at the gallery, digital preferred.
    Exhibition Requirements and Details
    • Exhibitions at the City Hall Rotunda Gallery are not limited to York County artists.
    • All work must be two-dimensional.
    • No nudity or explicit images.
    • The gallery holds anywhere from 15-30 pieces, depending on the size of each work.
    • Artists may choose to exhibit as a group or as individuals, as long as the gallery can be filled.
    • A cohesive body of work is appreciated, but is not required.
    • Artists are responsible for hanging, labeling and removing their own artwork on the dates allotted by the Arts Council.
    • This gallery is not monitored.
    • There is no fee to submit for consideration, nor is there a stipend for exhibition.

    Melanie Cooper, Marketing Coordinator


Exhibits in the Dalton Gallery are Sponsored By
O'Darby's Fine Wine & Spirits