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 GlassworksHot 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 17401The Art Institute of York GalleryThe 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 17402Gerald Davidson Studios & Rudy Art Glass CollectiveDavidson 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 17401HIVE ArtspaceHIVE 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 StreetYork, PA 17401Just Brenda Art StudioBrenda 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 17401King’s Courtyard Artist CollectiveAn 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 17403Marketview ArtsAn 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 17401The ParliamentA 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.orgStudio Gallery 234Established 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.comVulcania Graphics and Fine ArtAn 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 17401York Art AssociationA 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 17402York College GalleriesThe 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 17403Creative YorkCreative 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 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
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
(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
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
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