For as little as $100 a year, and little to no effort, you can make a difference in your community, get a tax deduction, and have a social life! No meetings and no work required! Your yearly contribution helps to add public art for all to enjoy. Best of all, you will be invited to fellowship with others who share your love for the arts! You can always contribute more, as you feel led, by donating more money and/or time by serving as a board member or on a committee.
Do as little or as much as you desire, but DON'T WAIT! Join the excitement now and make an impact in your town.
June 29, 2023, Fitzhugh Karol and team transformed White Street's pocket corner into an oasis for reflection and renewal with Karol's piece, "Flower and Industry".
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
Experience amazing talent during Rock Hill's third annual One Word Poetry Festival!
2022 Haiku poetry winners are painted on downtown sidewalks!
Women's Art Initiative funds project to commemorate artist Vernon Grant.
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.
What an incredible year it has been for the Women’s Art Initiative (WAI). Because of the support we have received from our members over the past years, we have been able to complete numerous projects and activities that have supported public art in our community. And this year is no exception!
We had a wonderful turnout for the WAI reception that was held at The Warehouse on June 29. Many thanks to Ashley and Gray Owens for allowing us to hold the event in their beautiful home. It was such fun seeing everyone and hearing about what WAI has accomplished over the past three years:
If you have not done so already, we hope that you will consider joining our efforts to bring more public art to our community. With a minimum donation of $100, you can become a member of the Women’s Art Initiative. Your gift in addition to the minimum amount allows even more opportunities for projects to be funded. For those of you who donated at the June unveiling or since then, thank you so much for your support. For those of you who have not rejoined, please consider doing so now by clicking “Donate Now”.
Your membership is important to us and to all those who enjoy public art.
Also, if you are interested in serving on one of our volunteer committees, contact
Michelle DiEduardo, President.
WOMEN’S ART INTITIATIVE
PO Box 4926
Rock Hill, SC 29732
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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
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.