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Arts & Culture

Discover the Art & Soul of York County!

The City of York and its surrounding areas are home to a diverse and thriving arts community. From streetcorner sculpture to parks alive with summer festivals and lunch hour concerts to restaurants filled with local art and live music, every corner of York is vibrant with creative expression. Whether you interests lie in Pennsylvania’s rich historical culture or the modern and industrial edged flavor of York’s contemporary art and poetry scene, there is more than enough to fill your day with adventure. Let the art, culture and history of York City be the spark that fires your creativity and imagination!

Fine Arts & Cultural Venues Galleries, Museums & Cultural Centers

  • Exhibition & Studio Galleries
    Antiquita Glassworks
    Hot fusion art glassworks which creates a variety of items ranging from small jewelry accents to tableware to sculpture. Their niche – a glass recycling program designed around melting and casting recycled/ found glass!
    25 E Philadelphia St York, PA 17401
    The Art Institute of York Gallery
    The Community Gallery hosts special exhibits, visiting artists and other shows of interest to the community as well as showcasing student exhibition.
    1409 Williams Rd York, PA 17402
    Gerald Davidson Studios & Rudy Art Glass Collective
    Davidson is a Zimbabwe born artist who creates fine art, architectural mosaics and contemporary glass art. He works with several other local artists and fabricators to administer Rudy Art Glass Collective.
    15 E Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401
    HIVE Artspace
    HIVE is a progressive and delightfully unconventional arts collective in the growing Royal Square neighborhood consisting of the HIVE gallery and HIVE artist studios featuring resident artists.
    126 East King Street
    York, PA 17401
    Just Brenda Art Studio
    Brenda is a vibrant, high-energy painter reflecting the styles of Lautrec or Matisse with bold color palettes following Van Gogh and the Fauve artists.
    22 N Beaver St
    York, PA 17401
    King’s Courtyard Artist Collective
    An independent cooperative of eclectic local multimedia artists feature in a lively gallery space that also hosts rotating monthly exhibits with featured themes or artists.
    124 E King St York, PA 17403
    Marketview Arts
    An architecturally dynamic multi-use creative space in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District, Marketview Arts is a $2.9 million facility that features local artist studios on the lower level, the Pennsylvania Arts Experience Exhibition Gallery on the first floor, York College working studios on the second floor and the multi-purpose event space, Gallery Hall, on the third floor.
    37 W Philadelphia St York, PA 17401
    The Parliament
    A nonprofit community arts collective, The Parliament works with emerging artists and serves as the cultural anchor in the downtown York neighborhood of Royal Square, featuring innovative monthly themed multimedia exhibits in their gallery space.
    116 E King St York, PA 17401
    www.parliamentyork.org
    Studio Gallery 234
    Established in 1988 by Mary Todenhoft, Studio Gallery 234 features rotating exhibits showcasing contemporary fine art by regional artists.
    300 S Pershing Ave York, PA 17401
    studiogallery234.com
    Vulcania Graphics and Fine Art
    An intimate and modern gallery space showcasing the digital and photography based work of regional artists, Shawn Young and d. g. walczyk.
    122 W Philadelphia St York, PA 17401
    York Art Association
    A visual arts organization founded in 1905 by local artists with the goal of encouraging the creation and appreciation of the visual arts, their beautifully renovated facility includes a gallery with curated showcase exhibits that rotate monthly.
    220 S Marshall St York, PA 17402
    York College Galleries
    The exhibition calendar includes a varied program of solo and group exhibitions featuring artists with reputations ranging from regional to international as well as nationally touring exhibitions, and exhibitions of work by faculty and students. Artist and curator lectures, workshops, book signings, and other events complement the exhibition schedule. All events are free and open to the public.
    441 Country Club Rd York, PA 17403
    YorkArts Gallery
    YorkArts Gallery presents bi-monthly solo and group exhibitions of regional, national, and international works and feature innovative artists and art forms, experimental installations and more. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
    10 N Beaver St York, PA 17401
  • Museums & Historical Education Centers

    Agricultural & Industrial Museum
    Agricultural artifacts produced or used in York County for over three centuries include locally made wagons, tractors, steam engines and farm tools. Working industrial exhibits include a three-story gristmill and a 1937 Aeronca K airplane.
    217 West Princess Street York, PA 17401
    yorkheritage.org

    Bonham House
    Rooms in this three-story house authentically reflect the period from the 1850s to the 1930s when it was occupied by attorney and artist, Horace Bonham, and his family.
    152 East Market Street York, PA 17403
    yorkheritage.org

    Colonial Complex
    (Gates House, Golden Plough Tavern, Barnett Bobb Log House and Colonial Court House)
    Political intrigue, tavern life and 18th century culture – all available in a single visit to this site. Four buildings reflect both private and public lives in early York including a reconstruction of the Colonial Court House where the Second Continental Congress met during York’s nine-month tenure as Capital of the United States.
    157 West Market Street York, PA 17401
    yorkheritage.org

    Fire Museum
    Stationed in the historic Royal Fire House. The museum holds collections from the more than 200 years of fire-fighting in York County including horse drawn fire carriages, vintage fire trucks, firefighter uniforms, photographs and much more.
    757 West Market Street York, PA 17401
    yorkheritage.org

    Harley Davidson Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center
    Explore exhibits that detail the manufacturing and assembly processes of the factory and view the crafting of current production motorcycles.
    1425 Eden Road York, PA 17402
    harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/events/factory-tours/yorkpa.html

    Historical Society Museum
    From quilts to tiny photographs, the Historical Society Museum and Library houses both exhibits and an extensive research library.
    250 East Market Street York, PA 17403
    yorkheritage.org

    Police Heritage Museum
    Dedicated to the preservation of police artifacts and the history of law enforcement, the Police Heritage Museum contains a wealth of genuine historic equipment, weapons, uniforms, memorabilia and more.
    54 West Market Street York, PA 17401
    policeheritagemuseum.com

    The Weightlifting Hall of Fame
    The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games and from the 19th century to today’s Olympic weightlifting and bodybuilding.
    3300 Board Rd York, PA 17406
    yorkbarbell.com

  • Cultural Centers

    Centro Hispano
    Host of the annual Hispanic Heritage Fair, Centro Hispano host frequent exhibitions, educational and cultural events catering to and seeking to educate those outside of the Hispanic Community.
    225 E. Princess St York, PA 17403
    chjh-york.org

    Crispus Attucks Community & African-American Resource Center
    Providing services in the areas of senior enrichment, early childhood education, housing, community development and special events including the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
    605 S Duke St York, PA 17401
    crispusattucks.org

    York Jewish Community Center
    Featuring film festivals, educational and cultural events and a unique Holocaust memorial designed by internationally-recognized artist Don Briddell.
    2000 Hollywood Dr. York, PA 17403
    yorkjcc.org

Stadiums, Sports Complexes & Arenas

  • Stadiums

    Santander Stadium
    Santander Stadium is a 5,200-seat baseball park that hosted its first regular season baseball game on June 16, 2007 for the minor league team, the York Revolution.

    5 Brooks Robinson Way York, PA 17401
    yorkrevolution.com

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