It is our vision and mission to create and support a thriving, diverse and vibrant arts community in York County by providing leadership in arts education and development, arts marketing, and arts advocacy. Local arts opportunities across York County create connections within our community. Local support is critical to our success! In order to do this, WE NEED YOUR HELP!


Your tax-deductible membership contribution to the Arts Council assists:

  • Local Artists

  • York County Schools

  • Our Community

SMALL GRANTS | more info
The Arts Council funds small grants programs and provides both studio and gallery space.

For 40 years, the Arts Council has produced a multi-tiered program in York County that supports Arts in Education Performing Arts Series, artist residencies in public and private schools, summer art camps and student art exhibits.

COMMUNITY | more info
The Arts build bridges between cultures, attract new businesses and promote a strong sense of community. The arts also drive economic growth. A recent study by the Arts Council and Americans for the Arts found that the arts create:

  • $27 million economic impact in York County

  • 846 full-time equivalent jobs

  • $2,014,000 in local & state revenue



Your Support allows the Arts Council to:

Your yearlong membership includes eNewsletters, event invitations, and discounts on many programs, including concerts, special events, and gallery purchases.

You can opt to pledge your support and pay throughout the year or make a single donation.

Did you know that by making a monthly recurring donation equal to the price of one large coffee, you are supporting free events like the White Street Art + Brews Crawl, Art on Tap, and the Ag + Art Tour?

Become a member of the Arts Council and MAKE ART POSSIBLE!







​Joining is easy! An Arts Council of York County membership is an annual, tax-deductible donation to our organization.

You may join by clicking the Become a Member button above, or download and complete the membership form below, and return it to:

Arts Council of York County

PO Box 2797

Rock Hill, SC 29732


2021 MEMBERSHIP FORM (editable pdf)


Your membership supports local artists, performers and arts organizations to make York County an arts destination!

2021 Campaign Goal: $120,000

All memberships include:

  • Discounts on tickets to events

  • 10% off purchase of artwork at the Center for the Arts

  • Special invitations

If your company, corporation or non-profit organization is interested in partnering with the Arts Council of York County, please visit our Corporate Partnership page.


Platinum Civitas Society

(includes 1 free facility rental)*

Gold Civitas Society
(includes $250 off facility rental)*

Silver Civitas Society

(includes $100 off facility rental)*

Bronze Civitas Society

(includes $50 off facility rental)*

Civitas Society







$35 Individual/$50 Family

$10 with valid ID

*All facility rentals are subject to availability.


Artists may become members of the Arts Council of York County! Let us know that you are an artist in the Notes field when you make your donation so that you are able to take advantage of our artist-level member benefits! Memberships are tax-deductible.




There are benefits to becoming an Artist Member!

  • Online profile page

This listing allows artists to build an online profile that features an image of their work, links to a webpage and social networks, contact information, as well as an artist statement.​ 

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  • Add your local arts events to our online Arts Calendar.

  • Detailed listing of special events happening in York County in the Arts Council's weekly eNewsletter.

Visit our 2019 Donors page for a complete list of those who gave.


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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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