Rock Hill Opening New Exhibit Featuring Famed Christmas Artist Vernon Grant

Vernon Grant’s Santas art exhibit opens on November 30 at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC. Grant’s favorite subject, Santa Claus along with his whimsical gnomes, and published scenes of winter are on display in the Dalton and Perimeter Galleries through December 31, 2020. A virtual exhibit is available on the Arts Council’s webpage,
Vernon Grant’s dream to become a New York City artist began when he arrived in the Big Apple in 1932. He rented a studio apartment in Greenwich Village where his vivid illustrations were soon in high demand. His beloved art captivated the attention of millions of people on cereal boxes, magazine covers, playing cards, billboards and a host of other products. Visit our galleries to capture the artistry of Vernon Grant and view his hallmark collection of Santa Claus, gnomes and scenes of the holiday season.
Also on Display at the Center for the Arts
York County High School Art Show
November 30 – December 31, 2020
Also at the Center for the Arts, the York County High School Art Show is on exhibition in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery. Coordinated by the Arts Council of York County and the Catawba River Art Guild, awards are sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild. Awards will be announced online at and through the Arts Council’s Facebook, YouTube and IGTV accounts on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
ChristmasVille at the Center for the Arts
  • Only at the Center for the Arts during ChristmasVille in Old Town Rock Hill, visitors can see for the Chairman’s Choice Santas and previous People’s Choice winners. Vote for your favorite Chairman’s Choice through ChristmasVille’s app!
  • Santa Checking it Twice, I, the image selected as the People’s Choice in 2018, has been recreated in three dimensions by and New York-based artist Linda Kay. This life-size sculpture will be on display in the front window at the Center for the Arts throughout ChristmasVille.
  • A Christmas tree featuring indy ornaments created by participants of ChristmasVille’s ornament competition. Visit the website for complete details and for a schedule of all events.
The galleries at the Center for the Arts are open Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM and on Saturdays from 10 AM – 4 PM. On Sundays, the Dalton Gallery is open from 12 – 4 PM, and the Perimeter Gallery and Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Gallery are open from 2 – 4 PM on Sundays.
The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at (803)328-2787, by email at, or visit our webpage at