Arts Destinations of Downtown York - YRK Magazine
 

Arts Destinations of Downtown York

Story by Michael Vyskocil for YRK Magazine

Downtown York’s arts community continues to grow with dynamic artists and equally dynamic arts destinations to explore. Additionally, organizations such as the Cultural Alliance of York County, Creative York, York College, the Appell Center for the Performing Arts and many others offer art-enriching activities and public programs throughout the year. Below are just a few of the many arts destinations you can visit to get in touch with York’s creative side.

The Handsome Cab

The Handsome Cab

106 N. George St.

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Travel the world by art and by glass at The Handsome Cab. Created by co-owners Robert Godfrey and Andrew D’Agenais, The Handsome Cab offers a pleasant environment to sample wines from almost every corner of the globe, small bites for lunch and dinner and The Cab Art Gallery on the building’s second floor where exhibits from local, national and regional fine artists are displayed. Brenda Wintermyer’s Just Brenda Studio is located here, as well as the studios of Michael and Cherie Brothers and Wendy Hostler of Red Bus Studios.

Creative York

Creative York

10 N. Beaver St. and 118 W. Philadelphia St.

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The Creative York galleries make exhibitions of international, national and regional works of art available to the public. Featuring diverse artists and art forms, Creative York makes these dynamic exhibits possible free thanks to funding from generous donors and supporters. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 23, explore the AB2C: Art Builds Community Conversation, a partnership art exhibit with Logos Academy featuring the work of students and artists such as Ophelia Chambliss, Brenda Wintermyer, Rosa Luz Caterall, Richard Craighead, Peter Danko and Shelby Elaine Wormley.

 

York College Marketview Arts

Marketview Arts

37 W. Philadelphia St.

marketviewarts.com

Set amid downtown York’s Market District, Marketview Arts is one of York’s arts destinations that stimulates creative thinking and doing. The building houses exhibition gallery space, a letterpress studio and maker spaces for York College fine art and graphic design students, as well as spaces for the College’s Marketview Artists. Visit marketviewarts.com for upcoming exhibitions and First Friday events.

 

King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective and HIVE artspace

King's Courtyard and HIVE artspace

King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective

124 E. King St.

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Operating in Royal Square, the King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective features the works of talented artists from across the creative arts spectrum, from art to literature. Exhibitions each month focus on areas such as fine arts, sculpture, photography and more. Stop by on First Fridays for music, refreshments and activities.

HIVE artspace

126 E. King St.

hiveartspace.com

HIVE artspace is an arts collective consisting of the HIVE gallery run by Susan Scofield, the HIVE artist studios and the HIVE resident artists in those studios: Fiel Patricio, Mark Broomell and Liette Monic.

 

The Parliament Arts Organization

The Parliament Arts Organization

134 E. King St.

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With its mission of empowering artists and transforming York, The Parliament Arts Organization brings together artists from across genres to create and collaborate. This month, The Parliament hosts is sixth annual “Decked Out” art exhibit and fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 10, to benefit the Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark in York.

 

Prime Art Supply Co.

Prime Art Supply Co.

128 E. King St.

www.primeartsupply.com

Take a bit of downtown York home with you with art supplies from the city’s locally owned and operated arts and crafts store. Owned by York artist Rita Whitney (Creative York 2017 Artist Award winner), Prime Art Supply Co. carries materials for coloring book enthusiasts and fine artists alike.

 

Gusa by Victoria

Gusa by Victoria

252 W. Philadelphia St.

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Nestled along West Philadelphia Street, Gusa by Victoria is a clothing store merging fashion and art. Featuring designed apparel crafted by Creative York Business Award winner Victoria Kageni-Woodard, the shop also sells works from a variety of artists and genres.

 

SMALL STAR Art House

SMALL STAR Art House

232 W. Market St.

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York’s WeCo district is home to this combination art house and independent film theater created by Patti Stirk (pictured) and Carmen Walsh. Works from more than 60 artists — many York County-based — are represented here. SMALL STAR also presents a diverse selection of feature-length independent, documentary and foreign films throughout the year.

 

i-ron-ic

i-ron-ic

256 W. Philadelphia St.

www.i-ron-ic.com

Another WeCo wonderland of art, i-ron-ic exhibits funky, eclectic art pieces in a casual coffee café environment. With an ever-evolving rotation of exhibitions, i-ron-ic is one of those downtown York arts destinations you’ll want to bookmark for visits on a regular basis.

03 Nov