ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL
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.
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.
BOARD & STAFF
The Board of Directors and staff of the Arts Council of York County are made up by a diverse group of individuals who work in the arts or are otherwise committed to bringing the arts to the forefront in York County.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Priscilla Nealy, President
Erica Smith, Vice President
Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra
Melanie E. Jones, Immediate Past President
Hali Christopher, Treasurer
Westminster Catawba Christian School
Michael B. Smith, Secretary
Morton & Gettys
House of Drennan
Matthew L. Dosch
Eric D. Eaddy
Jessica Helen Edwards
Old Town Theatre Company
New Attitude Performing Arts Center
Kirk H. Irwin
Friday Arts Project
Dr. John Jones, Jr.
Rock Hill School District 3
City of Rock Hill
Culture & Heritage Museums
Dr. Brad Sabelli
Arts Advocate, Educator, Artist
Gale Y. Teaster
Administrative Manager & Graphic Designer
Gallery & Facilities Manager
Underexposed Film Festival yc