Board and Staff

The Board of Directors and staff of the Arts Council of York County are made up by a diverse group of individuals who work in the arts or are otherwise committed to bringing the arts to the forefront in York County.



Priscilla Nealy, President


Erica Smith, Vice President
  Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra


Melanie E. Jones, Immediate Past President 

  York Technical College

Hali Christopher, Treasurer

  Westminster Catawba Christian School

Michael B. Smith, Secretary

  Morton & Gettys



Mike Baker

  Individual Artist

Ashley Beard

  South Pointe High School

Michelle DiEduardo

  Community Volunteer

Matthew L. Dosch

  Comporium Communications

Eric D. Eaddy

  Carolinas Healthcare System

Evan Goetz

  City of Rock Hill

Brian Hovis

  Comporium Communications
Kirk H. Irwin

  Friday Arts Project

Dr. John Jones, Jr.

  Rock Hill School District 3

Alison Mallard

  Culture & Heritage Museums

Amy Overcash

  Allen Tate, Realtor

Lori H. Patrick

  First Citizens Bank

Dr. Brad Sabelli

  Arts Advocate & Educator
Gale Y. Teaster

  Community Volunteer

Robert Wildman

  Winthrop University

 Suzie Wright

  Community Volunteer


Melanie Cooper

Interim Associate Director of Programming & Marketing

Reba Bowens

Interim Associate Director of Operations & Membership

Karen Collins

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Festival Director


Jesslyn Armstrong

Graphic Designer | Administrative Assistant


Michael Gentry

Gallery Manager



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



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


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, 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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