Vernon Grant's It Takes a Village

Image Credit: | Santa Checking It Twice, I by Vernon Grant

©1977 Used with permission from the Culture & Heritage Museums

Center for the Arts
Dalton & Perimeter Galleries
121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC



Dec. 5 - 30, 2019
Thurs., Dec. 5, 2019
5:30 -7:00 PM


Vernon Grant’s dream to become a New York City artist began when he arrived in the Big Apple in 1932.  He rented a studio apartment in Greenwich Village where his vivid illustrations were soon in high demand.  His beloved art captivated the attention of millions of people on cereal boxes, magazine covers, playing cards, billboards and a host of other products.  Visit our galleries to capture the artistry of Vernon Grant and view his hallmark collection of Santa Claus, gnomes and scenes of the holiday season. 

Grant is known for his ability to imagine and to create colorful and unique works of art. Armed with a paintbrush in hand and an idea in mind, Grant quickly brought playful thoughts to life as illustrations for all to enjoy. His gift of storytelling through art captured the attention of advertisers, companies and publishers. Grant’s illustrations appeared in print on the covers of national magazines, advertising products, greeting cards and children’s books from the 1920s through the 1970s. |

Gettys Art Center

201 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC

Courtroom Gallery

Vernon Grant's Magazine Covers

December 5 - 30, 2019

Loading Dock Gallery

Vernon Grant's Skiing and Skating Images

December 5 - 30, 2019

City Hall Rotunda Gallery

155 Johnston Street | Rock Hill, SC

Vernon Grant's Cards & Sketches

December 5 - 30, 2019

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Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery


York County High School Art Show

November 20 - December 30, 2019


This annual high school art exhibition is open to all high school students in York County. Cash prizes are awarded for Best of Show, First, Second, and Third Places. Honorable Mentions are also awarded. Coordinated by the Arts Council of York County and the Catawba River Art Guild, awards are sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild.


Best of Show, in memory of Sandra Schug Stevens, educator & artist | Neon Nights by Jordan Robinson

Clover High School | Teacher: LuAnne Lovelace

First Place | Warrior in Me by Joshua Lind

Rock Hill High School | Teacher: Tina Vincent

Second Place | Forest of Feelings by Meliah Hipp

Catawba Ridge High School | Teacher: Jessica Calloway

Third Place | Carried Away by Anna Newton

Rock Hill High School | Teacher: Tina Vincent

Honorable Mention | Self Portrait by Ethan Johnson

Nation Ford High School | Teacher:  Erin Mountain

Honorable Mention | The Feeling Within by Caroline Prain

Fort Mill High School | Teacher: Marjorie O’Shea

Honorable Mention | Self Portrait by Lake Rucker

Nation Ford High School | Teacher: Erin Mountain


Jack Bolin of the Yorkville Artists’ Guild, and Sandy Brindle and Dr. Bradley Sabelli of the Catawba River Art Guild served as jurors for the show. The York County High School Art Exhibit is coordinated by the Arts Council of York County and the Catawba River Art Guild, and is sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild.



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Friday | 9 AM - 5 PM
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Sunday | 2 - 4 PM


Gettys Art Center

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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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