South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

Arts Center of Kershaw County


Kershaw County, SC


  • Opera/Musical Theatre
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Public Art

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


Primary Contact: Dolly Patton

Arts Center of Kershaw County Mission

The mission of the Arts Center of Kershaw County is to create an environment that promotes artistic and cultural experiences and provides superior educational, instructional and entertainment opportunities that elevate and enrich the community for all residents of Kershaw County and beyond.

Overview of Organization’s Core Programs and Services

For nearly 50 years, the Arts Center has served as the artistic hub for Kershaw County by providing a variety of high quality, educational, life-changing cultural opportunities for children and adults. These programs and events include: gallery exhibits; art classes; music and dance performances; youth, community, and professional theatrical productions; outdoor concerts; and children’s summer programs.

The Arts Center’s signature education program is the award-winning Arts Arising program, a summer intensive designed for artistically gifted and talented children in third through eighth grade. In partnership with the Kershaw County School District, more than 3,500 children have participated since its inception.

During the 2021-22 fiscal year, despite Covid-19 restrictions for most of the year, more than 10,000 people attended our various events and programs. These signature programs and events have distinguished the Arts Center as a leader in cultural programming across the state.