November 15, 2023


Center for the Arts | Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Gallery

121 E. Main St., Rock Hill

Friday, November 17

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Competitive Portrait Drawing is the biggest art showdown of the year! This fast-paced tournament style knockout battle begins with 16 artists paired off in sets of 2 competing to create their best portrait of a single model with just 5 minutes on the clock. The winners of each round move on until just 2 remain... 

Produced in partnership with Friday Arts Project's Art Party.

Ready, Set, Draw!

Center for the Arts | Tom S. Gettys Center

121 & 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill

November 30 - December 21

RECEPTION: Thursday, November 30

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St.

Twinkling eyes, rosy cheeks, and whimsical winter scenes await around every corner in the galleries at the Center for the Arts. Vernon Grant's Santas are not just an exhibition; they're a sleigh ride through the artistry of the holiday season!

Jingle All the Way



‘Time to act is now’: What’s next for $40M performing arts center plans in Rock Hill

The Arts Council of York County announces that Melanie J. Cooper will become Interim Executive Director on November 13, following Lori Robishaw’s departure. “Lori has done a wonderful job as Executive Director in bringing us back after the pandemic and preparing us for moving forward with considerably...

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New tools help artists fight AI by directly disrupting the systems

Artists have been fighting back on a number of fronts against artificial intelligence companies that they say steal their works to train AI models — including launching class-action lawsuits and speaking out at government hearings.

Now, visual artists are taking a more direct approach: They're starting to use...

Beat the Bots


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  • Deadline: January 8 | CALL FOR ARTISTS: SouthArts Southern Prize and State Fellowships | more info
  • Deadline: February 11 | CALL FOR ARTISTS: ArtFields, Jr. | more info
  • Deadline: March 18 | CALL FOR FILMMAKERS: South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project | more info


  • October 11 - November 18 | Piranesi Imagined: Friends of Friday Arts Project Exhibit | more info
  • October 13 - November 18 | Always Here: Past, Present, and Future of Catawba Art | more info
  • October 13 - November 15 | Herb Dumaresq: A Retrospective Exhibit | more info
  • October 20 - November 18 | Rock Hill School District 3's Children's Fall Art Show | more info
  • November 1 - 29 | The Eyes of Ophanim by Linda Luise Brown | more info
  • November 16 - 18 | Art Party | more info
  • November 17 | Competitive Portrait Drawing | more info
  • November 30 - December 3 | ChristmasVille | more info
  • November 30 - December 21 | Vernon Grant's Santas | more info
  • November 30 | RECEPTION: Vernon Grant's Santas | more info
  • December 1 | First Fridays Rock Hill | more info
  • December 2 | Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops | more info
  • December 9 | Quilled Snowflake with Debbie Baumgart | more info
  • January 5 | First Fridays Rock Hill | more info
  • January 6 | Painting Made Easy with Watercolors to Music with Brad Sabelli | more info
  • February 3 | Op Art: ACYC Annual Fundraising Gala | more info

For more arts events in York County, visit the online arts calendar.

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Headquartered in the Downtown Rock Hill, SC Cultural District.

Support for this project is provided by the SC Arts Commission (which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts), Rock Hill Accommodations Tax Grant Fund and the ACYC Annual Fund. For visitors information including lodging, contact Visit York County at