In 2015, The South Carolina Arts Commission named downtown Rock Hill as the first state-recognized cultural district in South Carolina.

 

The Downtown Rock Hill Cultural District serves as a center of cultural, artistic, and economic activity. It may contain galleries, live performance venues, theatres, artist studios, museums, arts centers, arts schools, and public art pieces. It may also contain businesses like restaurants, banks, and parks, whose primary purpose is not the arts, but that regularly make their spaces available to artists or create opportunities for the public to encounter the arts. 

 
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Cultural Facilities
  • Center for the Arts | 121 E. Main St. | more info

    • Dalton Gallery​

    • Perimeter Gallery

    • Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Gallery

  • Comporium Telephone Museum | 117 Elk Ave.

  • Fountain Park | 300 E. Main St. | more info

  • Main Street Children's Museum | 133 E. Main St. | more info

  • Old Town Amphitheater | 144 E. Black St. | more info
  • Old Town Farmers Market at Legal Remedy Brewing | 129 Oakland Ave. | more info
  • Rock Hill City Hall | 155 W. Johnston Ave. | more info

  • Rock Hill Fire Department Headquarters & Museum | 214 Elizabeth Ln. | more info

  • Tom S. Gettys Center | 201 E. Main St. | more info

    • The Courtroom | 2nd Floor

    • Courtroom Gallery | 2nd Floor | more info

    • Loading Dock Gallery | 1st Floor

    • Sprengeri Gallery | Basement

  • The White Home | 258 E. White St. | more info

 
Public Art

 

  • African American Business District Monument | 104 W. Black St. | more info

  • Alleys as Galleries | more info

    • Cotton Alley Gallery | 121 E. Main St. | more info

    • White Street Gallery | 158 W. White St. | more info

  • Anderson Automotive Company mural | 110 E. Black St.

  • Art Deco Wall by Edmund D. Lewandowski, refreshed by Sharon Dowell | 121 E. Main St.

  • Artistic Street Sign Toppers by WU Sculpture Students

    • Barber Shop/Soda Fountain​ at E. Main St. and Hampton St.

    • Justice at E. Main St. and Caldwell St.

    • Magnolia at E. Black St. and Hampton St.

  • Children Reading | 414 E. Black St.

  • City Hall Rotunda Civitas statue by Audrey Flack | 155 W. Johnston Ave.

  • City Hall Clock Tower | 144 E. Black St.

  • Communication: Endless Possibilities Past, Present, Future by Carrie Gault | 117 Elk Ave.

  • The Dreamer by Darion Fleming | 212 E. Main St. | more info

  • Drink Local | 130 W. White St.

  • Evolving Ann by Kathy Bruce | 258 E. White St.

  • Freedom Walkway | 139 E. Main St. | more info

  • Friendship Nine Historic Lunch Counter | 135 E. Main St.

  • Fountain Park | 300 E. Main St. | more info

  • Fountain Park Place Sculpture by Matt Horick | 331 E. Main St.

  • Knowledge Park Roundabout at W. Main St., Constitution Blvd., and Columbia Ave.

  • Kounter Mural by Eric Woodall | 146 E. White St.

  • The Loom by Tom Sayer | 300 Chatham Ave.

  • Main Street Sculpture Gallery | 101 E. Main St.

  • No Room for Racism by Heather Johnson | 130 W. White St. | more info

  • Old Town Frogs | more info

  • Rock Hill for All  by Kimberly Hart a.k.a. Dani Warhol, Shanti Patel Marcum, Cousar Anterrio Sr., Nico Amortegui, and Brian Chisholm on Caldwell Street | more info

  • Rock Hill, SC by Osiris Rain | 130 W. White St. | more info

  • Sculptural Bike Racks by WU Sculpture Students

    • Bike Frames | 155 E. Main St.

    • Orange Slices​ | 133 E. Black St.

    • Pottery | 201 E. Main St.

    • Train Pilot in front of Rock Hill City Hall | 155 W. Johnston Ave.

  • Sidewalk Murals | 109 Caldwell St. | more info

  • Spirit of Place by Robert Hassell | 201 E. Main St.

  • Storm Drain Art | more info

    • Connected by Diane Ramirez-Harrison on Caldwell Street | more info

    • Rock Hill Stormwater by Angela Jordan on East Black Street | more info

  • *New mural by Shepard Fairey coming to The Mercantile in October 2021

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Cultural Assets
  • Art on the Corner | 154 E. Main St. | more info

  • Arts Council of York County​ | 121 E. Main St. | more info

  • Catawba Regional Council of Governments | 215 Hampton St. | more info

  • Center for the Arts | more info

    • Dalton Gallery

    • Perimeter Gallery

    • Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Gallery

    • Artist Studios | more info

  • Friday Arts Project | 201 E. Main St. |  more info

  • Gallery Five

  • Tom S. Gettys Center | 201 E. Main St. | more info

    • Art on Main

    • Artist Studios | more info

    • Courtroom

    • Courtroom Gallery | more info

    • Rock Hill Pottery Center | more info

    • Sprengeri Gallery

  • Historic Marker Program

  • Historic Preservation Project

  • Historic Walking Tour | more info

  • Main Street Children's Museum | 133 E. Main St | more info

  • Rock Hill Artist Collective | more info

  • We Also Make Art | 201 E. Main St. | more info

  • The White Home | 258 E. White St. | more info

  • York County Library | 138 E. Black St. | more info

 
National Historic Register Properties
  • People's National Bank | 127 E. Main St.

  • US Post Office and Courthouse (Tom S. Gettys Center) | 201 E. Main St. | more info

  • The White Home | 258 E. White St. | more info

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Art Integration Initiatives
  • Alleys as Galleries | more info

  • Barre Mitchell Community Initiative | more info

  • Creative an Event Incentive Grants

  • Freedom Walkway | more info

  • Little Free Libraries | more info

  • Old Town Association

  • Old Town Rock Hill Mural Mile | more info

  • Quality of Life Committee

  • Rock Hill Designs Rock Hill Spaces

  • Roundabout Project

  • South Carolina Quilt Trail | more info

  • Storm Drain Art | more info

  • Women's Arts Initiative | more info

 
Downtown Festivals
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Churches
  • Episcopal Church of our Savior | 144 Caldwell St. | more info

  • First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church | 201 E. White St. | more info

  • First Presbyterian Church | 234 E. Main St. | more info

  • Freedom Temple and Montessori School  | 215 E. Main St. | more info

  • Hill City Church | 201 E. Main St. | more info

  • Saint John's Methodist Church | 321 Oakland Ave. | more info

 
Creative Businesses
  • Art on the Corner | 154 E. Main St. | more info

  • Barnes Hair & Spa Salon | 143 E. Main St.

  • Barry Grant Production, LLC | 121 E. Main St.

  • The Bleachery | 130 W. White St.

  • Chic Boutique | 148 E. Main St. | more info

  • Decorative Lighting, Inc. | 129 S. Charlotte Ave. | more info

  • Faded Crown | 115 Oakland Ave. | more info

  • Friends Books on Main | 206 E. Main St. | more info

  • Friday Arts Project | 201 E. Main St. | more info

  • Gravity Center | 153 S. Oakland Ave. | more info

  • Grobusky Music Services | 125 S. Oakland Ave. | more info

  • The Hickory Post | 202 E. Main St. | more info

  • Hill Rocks Shop | 140 E. Main St. | more info

  • Joe's Classic Video Games | 139 Caldwell St. | more info

  • Kuttin' Up | 151 E. Main St.

  • Long Walk Productions | 156 E. Main St. | more info

  • Marshall Piano Company | 316 Dave Lyle Blvd. | more info

  • McFadden's | 140 E. Main St. | more info

  • The Mercantile | 130 W. White St. | more info

  • Nailed It DIY Studio | 139 E. Main St. | more info

  • Overhead Station | 212 E. Main St. | more info

  • Player 1 Up | 140 E. Main St. | more info

  • RevenFlo | 125 Caldwell St. | more info

  • Rock Hill Parks Recreation and Tourism | 155 W. Johnston Ave. | more info

  • Rock Hill Pottery Center | 201 E. Main St. | more info

  • Social Design House | 120 E. Main St. | more info

  • Song's | 125 E. Main St. | more info
  • Urban Design Partners | 141 E. Main St. | more info
  • Vinyet Architecture | 312 Pendleton St | more info
  • Visit York County | 130 E. Main St. | more info

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Restaurants
  • 354 SkyBar | 354 Technology Way

  • Amelie's French Bakery & Cafe | 157 E. Main St. | more info

  • Ay Papi | 210 E. Main St. | more info

  • Dust Off Brewing Company | 130 W. White St. | more info

  • The Flipside Restaurant | 129 Caldwell St. | more info

  • Jimmy John's | 147 E. Main St. | more info

  • Knowledge Perk | 130 W. White St. | more info

  • Kounter | 135 E. Main St. | more info

  • The Loom Restaurant at the Cambria Hotel | 354 Technology Way

  • Main Street Bottle Shop | 153 E. Main St. | more info

  • Millstone Pizza + Brewhouse | 121 Caldwell St. | more info

  • Old Town Kitchen & Cocktails | 300 Technology Center Way | more info

  • Rock Hill Brewing Company | 121 Caldwell St. | more info

  • RoCo - The Roasting Company | 122 Oakland Ave. | more info

  • Rock Taco | 122 E. Main St. | coming soon

  • Slow Play Brewing Company | 274 Columbia Ave. | more info

  • Sweet Tea Cafe | 125 Elk Ave. | more info

  • Tattooed Brews | 120 E. Main St. | more info

 
Multicultural Groups
  • African American Cultural and Resource Advisory Committee

  • The Catawba Nation

  • Rock Hill Community Relations Committee

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