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Founded in 1977, the Arts Council of York County strives to serve

York County and the surrounding area.



The Arts Council of York County connects people through art, culture, dance, drama, film, & music.


The Arts Council of York County vision is to create and support a thriving, diverse, and vibrant arts community in York County.



The mission is to create arts programming that encourages education, economic development, and arts advocacy through unique art experiences that engage the community to make York County a regional arts destination.

Centrally located in historic Old Town Rock Hill, South Carolina, the Arts Council has established an arts anchor on three blocks of Main Street. The Center for the Arts, housed in two 100-year-old buildings, is currently home to the Arts Council offices, classroom space, artist studios and three gallery spaces.


The Tom S. Gettys Center (formerly Gettys Arg Center), also one of Rock Hill’s historic buildings, is home to Downtown Artistry, the Rock Hill Pottery Center, Social Design House, and more artist studios, including Friday Arts Project.


Planning a wedding, business meeting or other special occasion? All of the Arts Council spaces are available to rent for your upcoming event. Learn more about renting on our facilities.

A single, tax-deductible donation to the Arts Council supports arts education, music, theater, dance, literary arts and visual arts and assists major arts organizations.  The Arts Council also serves the community through diverse arts programming throughout the year and the small grants program with awards made quarterly.

The Arts Council is committed to building York County as an arts destination. Visit our membership page or contact us at

(803) 328-2787 to find out how you can get involved.

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