Recognizing the accomplishments made in the arts each year.
The Arts Council of York County presents the 44th Annual Celebration! This annual event recognizes the accomplishments achieved in 2020 - 2021 and looks forward to new and reimagined programming in 2021 - 2022.
Our thanks go out to our 2020 Donors whose contributions helped create local arts opportunities across York County that brought our community together to build a foundation for growth!
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.
2021 | John Nipe
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
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:
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
2021 | Slow Play Brewing
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