It's happening! Thursday, June 29, 2023, Fitzhugh Karol and team will be in Rock Hill to transform White Street's pocket corner into an oasis for reflection and renewal.
Thanks to our members and the Board of Directors, the Women’s Art Initiative is thrilled to announce the artist of the next commission that WAI “gifts” to the City of Rock Hill!
Experience amazing talent during Rock Hill's third annual One Word Poetry Festival!
Shepard Fairey's mural is installed in downtown Rock Hill. The mural is located at 153 E. White Street.
Frank Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene.
Mural Installed Oct 15 – 19, 2021
2022 Haiku poetry winners are painted on downtown sidewalks!
Women's Art Initiative funds project to commemorate artist Vernon Grant.
Looking for a way to get outdoors and see local art? Take part in the “Drive the Arts Tour” with the Women Arts Initiative. Our mission is public art and our driving tour takes you past 30-plus pieces in town. Enjoy!
WAI partners with other organizations and individuals to enhance the quality of life through public art.
The Arts Council of York County, the Women’s Art Initiative, and Winthrop University Galleries partnered to invite the York County community to engage and participate in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, a community art movement.
On January 28, 2020, WAI presented it's latest public art project, "Communication: Endless Possibilities Past, Present, Future", designed by artist, Carrie Gault, of Floyd, Virginia, at the entry of Comporium's Telephone Museum on Elk Avenue.
CN2 Interview - Scroll to 12:30
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WAI President, Michelle DiEduardo, Past President, Grazier Rhea, and Vice President, Caroline Rust Ward tell all about it!
To enhance the quality of life for the greater Rock Hill area by reflecting its cultural values and artistic vitality through public art.
Our first project was the creation and installation of the inaugural public artwork, "Ann Evolving", by New York artist, Kathy Bruce, at the White Home, Rock Hill.
The second project completed by WAI was the restoration and unveiling of the Ed Lewandowski Mural by Charlotte artist, Sharon Dowell, at the Center for the Arts, Rock Hill.
The Women's Art Initiative helped sponsor the Artful Bra Exhibit at the York County Council's Perimeter Gallery Sept.13 through Oct. 27, 2019. The project, which raised breast cancer awareness with embellished bras, included screenings at a mobile mammogram van. WAI member and artist, Caroline Rust, created a bra and was featured on CN2. She's pictured with Melanie Cooper from the Arts Council, right; and Renee O'Neil of CN2, center. https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/artfulbras https://www.cn2.com/?s=Artful+Bra
Your support and contributions will enable us to enhance the quality of life for the greater Rock Hill area by reflecting its cultural values and artistic vitality through public art.
There are many ways you can support our effort: