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Local Arts Agencies Directory (By County)

 

This arts organization directory is a tool for connecting to local arts councils and similar organizations in counties around South Carolina. For more information or to submit corrections, contact Susan DuPlessis at 803.734.8693

 

 

Abbeville
Abbeville Opera House
PO Box 247
Abbeville, SC 29620
864/366-2157
www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com
Director: Michael Genevie

 

Aiken
Aiken Arts Commission
PO Box 1177
Aiken, SC 29802-1177
803/649-6757
www.cityofaikensc.gov
Contact: John Powell

 

Aiken Center for the Arts
122 Laurens Street SW
Aiken, SC 29801-3888
803/641-9094
www.aikencenterforthearts.org
Executive Director: Elizabeth Williamson

 

North Augusta Cultural Arts Council
PO Box 6415
North Augusta, SC 29861-6415
803/442-7588
www.naartscouncil.org
Executive Director: Ken Smith

 

Allendale
Arts Council of Allendale County
997 Augusta Hwy.
Allendale, SC 29810
803/584-3446
Contact: Frances Chavous

 

Anderson
Anderson County Arts Council
110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC 29625-4363
864/222-2787
www.AndersonArts.org
Executive Director: Kimberly H. Spears

 

Belton Center for the Arts

306 City Square

PO Box 368

Belton, SC 29627
864/338-8556

beltonsc.com/arts.htm

Director: Betsy Chapman

 

Barnwell
Barnwell County Arts Council
PO Box 1606
Barnwell, SC 29812-3606
803/259-7777
www.barnwellarts.com
Executive Director: Dana Bell

 

Bamberg
The Arts Council of Bamberg County
PO Box 1175
Bamberg, SC 29003-0775
Contact: Cindy Hurst

 

Beaufort
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928-3543
843/686-3945
www.artshhi.com
President & CEO: Kathleen P. Bateson

 

Arts Council of Beaufort County
PO Box 482
Beaufort, SC 29901-0482
843/379-2787
www.BeaufortCountyArts.com
Executive Director: Laura Maxey

 

Berkeley

City of Charleston-Cultural Affairs serves as the Arts Commission's subgranting site for Berkeley County

 

Calhoun
Calhoun County Museum
313 Butler Street
St. Matthews, SC 29135-1409
803/874-3964
www.calhouncountymuseumandculturalcenter.org

Director: Debbie Roland

 

Charleston
Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts

293 East Bay Street

Charleston, SC 29401

843/577-5288

www.artscharleston.org

Executive Director:

 

City of Charleston-Cultural Affairs
180 Meeting Street, Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29401-2803
843/724-7306
http://sc-charleston.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=198
Director: Scott Watson

 

City of North Charleston-Cultural Arts
PO Box 190016
North Charleston, SC 29419-9016
843/745-1087
www.northcharleston.org
Cultural Arts Director: Marty Besancon

 

McClellanville Arts Council
PO Box 594
McClellanville, SC 29458-0594
843/887-3157
www.mcclellanvilleartscouncil.com
Executive Director: Susan Williams

 

Cherokee
Arts Council -Limestone College
PO Box 1210
Gaffney, SC 29342-1210
864/489-8843
President: Ronald Owenby

 

Chester
Arts Council of Chester County
123 Main St.
Chester, SC 29706-0804
803/581-2030

www.artschester.com

Director: Lauren Medlin

 

Chesterfield
Cheraw Arts Commission
PO Box 219
Cheraw, SC 29520-0219
843/537-8400
www.cheraw.com
Executive Director: Lindsay Bennett

 

Chesterfield Arts Commission
PO Box 597
Chesterfield, SC, 29709
800/605-5761 or 843/623-3200
www.chesterfield-sc.com
Executive Director: Safrona Finch

 

Clarendon

Weldon Auditorium

Clarendon County Government

7 Maple St.

Manning, SC 29102

803/433-7469

www.weldonauditorium.com

Event Administrator: Ansley DuRant

Technical Director: Meesha Witherspoon

 

Colleton
Colleton County Arts Council
PO Box 1035
Walterboro, SC 29488-0031
843/549-1922
colletoncountyarts.com

Director: Dee Medlock

 

Darlington
Black Creek Arts Council, Inc
PO Box 24
Hartsville, SC 29551
843/332-6234
www.blackcreekarts.org
Executive Director: Allison Pedersen

 

Darlington County Cultural Realism Complex
PO Box 243
Darlington, SC 29532-0243
843/393-7052 or 866/370-8881
www.culturalrealismvision.com
Executive Director: Wilhelmina Johnson

 

Dillon

please contact your county coordinator

 

Dorchester

Arts, Business & Civic Coalition of Summerville/Dorchester

PO Box 50506

Summerville, SC 29485-0506

Contact: Bob Jackson

 

City of Charleston-Cultural Affairs serves as the Arts Commission's subgranting site for Dorchester County

 

Edgefield

Edgefield Regional Arts

c/o Joanne T. Rainsford Discovery Center

405 Main Street

Edgefield, SC 29824-1301

803/637-0877

www.laurelblossom.com

President: Madeleine Marshall

 

Fairfield
Fairfield County Arts Council
PO Box 185
Winnsboro, SC 29180-0185
803/635-4016
President: Brian Garner

 

Florence
Florence Regional Arts Alliance
PO Box 3871
Florence, SC 29502-3871
843/665-2787
http://peedeearts.com
Executive Director: Uschi Jeffcoat

 

Georgetown
Cultural Council of Georgetown County
PO Box 2626
Pawleys Island, SC 29585-4814
843/237-3035
www.culturalcouncil.info
Executive Director: R. Scott Jacob

 

Greenville

Mauldin Cultural Center

101 East Butler Road (physical address)

201 West Butler Road, Suite 1106 (mailing address)

Mauldin, SC 29662

864/335-4862

www.mauldinculturalcenter.org

Cultural Affairs Director: George Patrick McLeer, Jr.

 

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601-3502
864/467-3132
www.greenvillearts.com
Executive Director: Alan Ethridge

 

Simpsonville Arts Council
PO Box 158
Simpsonville, SC 29681-0158
864/967-2121
Chair: Wade Shealy

 

Greenwood
Arts Council of Greenwood County
PO Box 3366
Greenwood, SC 29648-3366
864/953-2461
www.greenwoodartscouncil.org
Executive Director: Anne Craig

 

Jasper

please contact your county coordinator

 

Hampton
Hampton County Arts Council
PO Box 57
Hampton, SC 29924-0057
803/943-3400
Executive Director: Robert Harrelson

 

Horry
please contact your county coordinator

 

Kershaw
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
PO Box 1498
Camden, SC 29021-8498
803/425-7676
www.fineartscenter.org
Executive Director: Kristin Cobb

 

Lancaster
Lancaster County Council of the Arts
PO Box 613
Lancaster, SC 29721-0613
803/285-7451
www.lccarts.net
Executive Director: Debbie Jaillette

 

Laurens
Laurens County Arts Council
PO Box 923
Laurens, SC 29360-0923
864/984-7913
Board President: Bob Dominick

 

Lee
Lee County Arts Council
The Opera House
109 N. Main St.
Bishopville, SC29010
803/484-5090
Bishopville Opera House on Facebook
Board President: Susan Thrasher

 

Lexington
The Cultural Council of Richland/Lexington Counties
(see listing under Richland County)

 

Marion
Arts Council of Marion County
PO Box 1608
Marion, SC 29571-1608
843/423-5407
Executive Director:

 

Marlboro
Marlboro Area Arts Council
P.O. Box 765
Bennettsville, SC 29512-3136
843/479-6982
http://marlboroartscouncil.com/
Executive Director: Phyllis Hubbard

 

McCormick
McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah
PO Box 488
McCormick, SC 29835-0488
864/852-3216
www.the-mack.org
Executive Director: Janice Grizzard

 

Newberry
Newberry Opera House Foundation
PO Box 357
Newberry, SC 29108-2730
803/276-5179
www.newberryoperahouse.com
Executive Director: Deborah B. Smith
 
Oconee
Blue Ridge Arts Center
111 East South Second Street
Seneca, SC 29678-3403
864/882-2722
www.blueridgeartscenter.com
Executive Director: Lisa Kiser

 

Orangeburg
Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center
PO Box 2106
Orangeburg, SC 29116-2106
803/536-4074

http://ocfac.net/
Executive Director: Elizabeth Thomas

 

Pickens
Pickens County Cultural Commission
307 Johnson Street
Pickens, SC 29671-2463
864/898-5844
www.co.pickens.sc.us/culturalcommission
Executive Director: Allen Coleman

 

The ARTS Center (Upstate Center for the ARTS)

212 Butler Street

Clemson, SC 29631

864/633-5051

www.explorearts.org

Executive Director: Tommye Hurst

 

Richland
Columbia Music Festival Association
914 Pulaski Street
Columbia, SC 29201-3637
803/771-6303
www.cmfaonline.com
Executive Director: John Whitehead

 

The Cultural Council of Richland/Lexington Counties
930 Richland St.
Columbia, SC 29201-2329
803/799-3115
www.smartarts.info
Executive Director: Noree Boyd Wicks

 

Renaissance Foundation

PO Box 5037

Columbia, SC 29250

803/733-5634

www.renaissancefoundationsc.org

Executive Director: Mary Skinner-Jones

 

Saluda
Art Association of Ridge Spring
108 Maintenance Shop Circle
Ridge Spring, SC
sites.google.com/site/artassnridgespring/
Joanne Crouch, President
joanne.crouch26@gmail.com

 

Spartanburg
The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306-5124
864/583-2776
www.chapmanculturalcenter.org
President and CEO: Jennifer Evins

 

Sumter
Sumter County Cultural Commission
135 Haynsworth Street
Sumter, SC 29150-4553
803/436-2260
www.sumtercountysc.org
Executive Director: Carmila Bryan

 

Union
Union County Arts Council
116 E Main St
Union, SC 29379-2325
864/429-2817
President: Bennie Giles

 

Williamsburg
Williamsburg County Arts Council
PO Box 237
Kingstree, SC 29556-0237
843/355-7247
Executive Director: Abie Wilson

 

York
Arts Council of Rock Hill and York County
PO Box 2797
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803/328-2787
www.yorkcountyarts.org
Executive Director: Debra M. Heintz

 

Cultural & Heritage Commission of York County
4621 Mt Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732-8666
803/329-2121
www.chmuseums.org
Executive Director: Carey Tilley

 

SC Arts Alliance
PO Box 2442
Rock Hill, SC 29732-4442
803/325-2435
www.scartsalliance.net
Executive Director: Betty J.Plumb