April is National Poetry Month and WAI and the Poet Laureate are proud to promote Pizza and Poetry.
In June of 2021, the Rock Hill Poet Laureate is hosting Rock Hill’s inaugural “One Word Poetry Festival” in Rock Hill. WAI is proud to be a sponsor of this monumental occasion as it will expand the city's mission of enhancing and elevating the power of poetry, written, and spoken word, verbal expression, and communication.
2020 winners are selected as Women's Art Initiative brings Haikus to Main Street sidewalks!
Shepard Fairey will be installing a mural in downtown Rock Hill. The mural will be 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. The mural was originally scheduled for March-April, 2020, but is being rescheduled for Fall, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 have partnered to invite the York County community to engage and participate in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, an ongoing 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.
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.
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.
To enhance the quality of life for the greater Rock Hill area by reflecting its cultural values and artistic vitality through public art.
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.
There are many ways you can support our effort: