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

    CAB Art Gallery and Other Artists

    Art is an important part of The Handsome Cab Wine Bar.  Take a glass of wine, a cocktail, or beer to the Cab Art Gallery on the second floor above The Handsome Cab. The Cab boasts local artists and showcases amazing talent in the local community and around the world. The art rotates throughout the year. Open the same hours as The Handsome Cab Wine Bar. This space is also used for catering events, birthday parties, anniversary parties, and any special occasion you might need a private event. Visit other artist studios above The Handsome Cab too, including 1 Joey Art, Anita Williams Art, and Just Brenda Art Studios.

    106 N George St

    Creative York

    Creative York 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

    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

    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

    Marketview Arts

    Located in downtown York’s historic Market District, Marketview Arts is the hub for culture and creativity for York College of Pennsylvania in the community. Marketview Arts provides space for YCP students to learn and practice their craft, promotes entrepreneurship through the arts, leases studios to local artists, serves as a venue for private meetings and events, and presents art exhibitions and arts-related programs for the community.

    37 W Philadelphia St

    OMG Studios

    Artists Carol Oldenburg, Cheryl Migliarini and Kara Oldenburg-Gonzales have three separate studio spaces. Wednesday Art UnCorked classes.

    57 E King St

    Ophelia’s Making Agency Studios

    Profit isn’t the goal of this community of nine studios and workspaces for nine artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs, with gallery display space for each. Studio artists work with mutual support and professional mentorship.

    Ophelia Chambliss
    259-263 W. Market St. Studios open in February 2024.

    Ophelia’s Studio and Gallery

    Ophelia’s is an active, working studio in the WECO (West of the Codorus) district of downtown York. The Studio/Gallery serves as an anchor for the creative and cultural renaissance that is York. The studio features several projects in various stages of completion and is open for the public to view. The gallery has a rotating selection of the artists collective body of work. The space also features a discussion table at which artists and public can talk about everything art and community.

    Ophelia Chambliss
    251-253 W. Market St.

    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

    Steph Holmes Artist Studio

    Steph Holmes Artist Studio is both a working artist’s studio and a unique gift shop in downtown York. Steph, a nature-inspired artist, breathes life into her paintings of birds, bugs, animals, and mushrooms. Her mission is to forge a deep connection to nature through art. Embracing sustainability, she employs recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable packaging, while utilizing secondhand materials to minimize ecological impact. Explore Steph’s world of nature-inspired creations, where art meets eco-conscious ethos.

    336 West Market St

    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


    Venture is a fin art/craft gallery located in the vibrant Royal Square District. The gallery focuses on local artists who create one-of-a-kind, unique objects and paintings. Quarterly curated exhibits also highlight individual artists.

    128 E King St

    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 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 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

    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

Stadiums, Sports Complexes & Arenas

  • Stadiums

    WellSpan Park
    WellSpan Park 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

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