Art for all

Art for allArt for all

Art for all

Art for allArt for all

Enhance the quality of life through public art!

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Enhance the quality of life through public art!

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Haiku on the Sidewalks

Haiku on the Sidewalks

Haiku on the Sidewalks

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2020 winners are selected as Women's Art Initiative brings Haikus to Main Street sidewalks!

Endless Possibilities

Haiku on the Sidewalks

Haiku on the Sidewalks

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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


Straight Talk Interview

Artful Bra Exhibit

Haiku on the Sidewalks

Drive the Arts Tour at the SC Humanities Festival

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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.

https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/artfulbras 

https://www.cn2.com/?s=Artful+Bra 


Drive the Arts Tour at the SC Humanities Festival

Drive the Arts Tour at the SC Humanities Festival

Drive the Arts Tour at the SC Humanities Festival

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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

Drive the Arts Tour at the SC Humanities Festival

Ed Lewandowski Mural

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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

Drive the Arts Tour at the SC Humanities Festival

Ed Lewandowski Mural

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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

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Mission

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

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Purpose

  • 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

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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.

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WAI Endless Possibilities (docx)

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DriveTheArtsTour (pdf)

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WAIPizzaAndPoetryFlyer (pdf)

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Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Women's Art Initiative

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

(803) 367-6343