WHO WE ARE

The Arts Council of York County connects people through art, culture, dance, drama, film & music with a vision to create and support a thriving, diverse, and vibrant community in York County, SC.

Founded in 1977, the Arts Council of York County strives to serve York County and the surrounding area.

 

 

The mission is to create arts programming that encourages education, economic development and arts advocacy through unique art experiences that engage the community to make York County a regional arts destination. The vision is to create and support a thriving, diverse and vibrant arts community in York County.



Centrally located in historic Old Town Rock Hill, South Carolina, the Arts Council has established an arts anchor on three blocks of Main Street. The Center for the Arts, housed in two 100-year-old buildings, is currently home to the Arts Council offices, classroom space, artist studios and three gallery spaces.

 

The Gettys Art Center, also one of Rock Hill’s historic buildings, is home to Downtown Artistry, the Rock Hill Pottery Center, Concerts at the Courtroom, and artist studios, including Friday Arts Project.

 

Planning a wedding, business meeting or other special occasion? All of the Arts Council spaces are available to rent for your upcoming event.  Visit our Facilities Rental page for more information.



A single, tax-deductible donation to the Arts Council supports arts education, music, theater, dance, literary arts and visual arts and assists major arts organizations.  The Arts Council also serves the community through diverse arts programming throughout the year and the small grants program with awards made quarterly.



The Arts Council is committed to building York County as an arts destination. Visit our membership page or contact us at (803)328-2787 to find out how you can get involved.

Located in the first state-designated Cultural District in South Carolina.

Recipient of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts.

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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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

CLOSED

 

New Year's Day | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Easter Monday | Memorial Day

Independence Day | Labor Day

Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday

Christmas Eve | Christmas Day | Boxing Day

Affiliate & Artist Member Login

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.

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

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