The Arts Council of York County presents the 44rd Annual Celebration! This year's virtual event recognizes the accomplishments achieved in 2020 - 2021 and looks forward to new and reimagined programming in 2021 - 2022.

 

DATE | THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

Our thanks go out to our 2019 Donors whose contributions helped create local arts opportunities across York County that brought our community together to build a foundation for growth! 

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Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award

This award honors Dr. William Benjamin Ardrey, a well-known Rock Hill pediatrician for more than 30 years. During his career, Dr. Ardrey was a senior partner with Rock Hill Pediatric Associates. He was also very involved with the arts throughout his lifetime, working with both the Fine Arts Association and the Arts Council of York County. 

 

The Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award was established in 1992 to recognize those individuals who have committed themselves to arts and culture during the past year.

To be considered eligible for the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • One name per arts/cultural organization will be considered;

  • The person being nominated must be a current volunteer with an arts/cultural organization;

  • The person being nominated must have been involved with the organization for the calendar year 2019 or 2020;

  • The individual should be involved in other organizations throughout the community;

  • The nominee must be a resident of York County, SC.

The Arts Council of York County is currently accepting nominations for the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the Arts Council's Annual Celebration.

Deadline for Nominations: Sunday, May 16, 2021

PAST RECIPIENTS

2020 | Josiah Blevins

2019 | Dr. Bradley Sabelli

2018 | Charlie & Brenda Hochreiter

2017 | Mike Baker

2016 | Kathleen Butcher & Greg Tennant

2015 | Teresa Rector

2014 | Marcia Kort Buike

2013 | Karen Collins

2012 | Sandy Johnson

2011 | Dr. Sarah Lynn Hayes

2010 | Barre Mitchell

2009 | Joe Zdenek

2008 | Linh Lee

2007 | Tom Stanley

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Business & the Arts Award

The Business & the Arts Partnership Award was created in 1992 to recognize businesses whose dedicated partnership with the arts has been demonstrated during the calendar year. The judges represent business, the arts, and government. The winner is honored at the Arts Council of York County's Annual Celebration each year. The following criteria are considered for each business:

  • Impact

  • Involvement in the arts (Examples include: employee volunteers, donation of in-kind services and goods, tie-ins that involve the arts in advertising, marketing, promotion, and public relations campaigns, establishments of arts collections)

  • Originality of the support programs

The Arts Council of York County is currently accepting nominations for the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the Arts Council's Annual Celebration on Thursday, June 24, 2021.

Deadline for Nominations: Sunday, May 16, 2021

PAST RECIPIENTS

2020 | The Mercantile

2019 | Gala Affairs

2018 | Morton & Gettys

2017 | Sharp Business Systems

2016 | Family Trust Federal Credit Union

2015 | Carolina Fresh Farms

2014 | Duke Energy

2013 | Bi-Lo

2012 | Founders Federal Credit Union

2011 | O'Darbys Fine Wine & Spirits

2010 | Gallery Up

2009 | Williams & Fudge

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

HOURS
 
Center for the Arts

Monday – Thursday | 9 AM - 6 PM*

*Open from 5 - 6 PM by appointment 
Friday | 9 AM - 5 PM
2nd & 4th weekends each month:
Saturday | 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday | 2 - 4 PM

 

Gettys Art Center

Monday – Friday | 9 AM - 5 PM

CLOSED

 

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Easter Monday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday

Christmas Eve  Day

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

By entering Arts Council events, you understand and agree that your photograph or image may be taken in any public place. You further grant permission and consent to the Arts Council of York County to use any such photograph, motion picture, or image for any reasonable purpose.

The Arts Council of York County is headquartered in Old Town Rock Hill. Downtown Rock Hill is a state-recognized Cultural District in South Carolina.

 

Support for this project is provided by the SC Arts Commission (which receives funding from the NEA), Rock Hill Accommodations Tax Grant Fund, York County Accommodations & Hospitality Tax,  the ACYC Annual Campaign, and Comporium Communications.  For visitors information including lodging, contact the York County Visitors Center at 888-702-1320. 

 

The Arts Council of York County received a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org. Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and EconomicSecurity (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

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