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Rock Hill shows its artistic flair

There are many opportunities coming up in Rock Hill to view art or to make your own.

More than 200 entries were submitted from around the U.S. for the Arts Council of York County's 19th Annual Juried Competition. Karen Derksen, professor of fine arts at Winthrop University, juried the event. She'll comment on the winners at a public reception and awards ceremony, 6 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St.

Following the reception, an Art Crawl will take place along Main Street with open artist studios at the Center for the Arts and the Gettys Center, 201 E. Main St.

For more information, call the Arts Council at 803-328-2787 or visit

Create art

Create your own art by selecting a class at Fewell Park Recreation Center, 1204 Alexander Road. Fall classes begin in September and October and include ceramics, decorative painting, watercolors and acrylics, photography, paper marbling and children's classes. Details: 803-329-5645 or visit

Artist grants

If you need a little financial assistance to promote your budding art career, the Arts Council of York County offers quarterly grants of up to $1,000 for individual artists and organizations in York County. Grants can be given to promote professional development or career advancement, or to support quality arts projects and programs.

Applications for the October to December period are due Sept. 1. Contact the Arts Council at the phone number above for more information.