Enhance the quality of life through public art!


Enhance the quality of life through public art!


Artful Bra Exhibit


The Women's Art Initiative is proud to be a sponsor of the Artful Bra Exhibit at the York County Council's Perimeter Gallery Sept.13 through Oct. 27. The project, which raises breast cancer awareness with embellished bras, includes screenings at a mobile mammogram van Oct. 11 (appointment needed). 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.



WAI Endless Possibilities - Upcoming major initiative!


Release for new art commission! An announcement for the 3rd public art project located at Comporium Telephone Museum, focusing on communication is now available in our downloads section entitled "WAI Endless Possibilities".

Betty Jo Rhea interviews the artist, Carrie Gault, on CN2's City Minute


Winners Selected! - Haiku on the Sidewalks


Women's Art Initiative brings Haikus to Main Street sidewalks! WRHI Palmetto Mornings Show interviews Harriet Goode and Sula Pettibon February 18, 2019.

Drive the Arts Tour at the SC Humanities Festival


The Women's Art Initiative is excited to be part of the SC Humanities Festival in Rock Hill March 27-30. Our mission is public art and our driving tour takes you past 30-plus pieces in town. Enjoy!

Ann Evolving


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.

Ed Lewandowski Mural


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.

About Us



To enhance the quality of life for the greater Rock Hill area by reflecting its cultural values and artistic vitality through public art.



  • To select and purchase art to be installed in designated public places.
  • To solicit donations from members and the general public.
  • To increase knowledge and a greater appreciation of public art and its importance to the quality of life.
  • To increase public awareness of public art through educational programs, publications, and tours.
  • To aid and cooperate with and participate in the activities of other organizations and individuals engaging in similar or related purposes.

Help Our Cause

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 artisitic vitality through public art.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


There are many ways you can support our effort:

  • Become a member by annually contributing a minimum of $100.  You will be invited to our annual gathering and other events.
  • Men, women, and organizations can make donations at any time by mailing a check to Women's Art Initiative, P. O. Box 4926, Rock Hill, SC, 29732, or contributing online through our Donate page.
  • Participate in our calls for art contributions.

membership (pdf)


WAI Endless Possibilities (docx)


DriveTheArtsTour (pdf)


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Women's Art Initiative

P. O. Box 4926, Rock Hill, SC 29732

(803) 367-6343