Making A Difference in York County & Beyond
Through arts education, gallery experiences, and outreach programs, Creative York strives to make a positive impact in our local community and beyond. With a focused effort on serving at-risk youth in the City of York, we have seen firsthand how art can serve as a tool for self-expression and increased confidence. We are proud to make the arts accessible to everyone and meet the needs of our thriving, vibrant community.
See how we made a difference in the community throughout 2021!
- Inspired 697 children and adults through art classes, camps, and programs.
- Offered free arts education and activities to 35 children during Art in the Parks.
- Distributed 140 art kits to children in the community so they could explore their creativity from home.
- Hosted 11 free art shows in the Kerlin Gallery and The Art Lab for 2,501 community members to view.
- Provided 150 middle and high school students with a free gallery tour and experience.
*The numbers above are accurate as of 12/9/21.
Join us in making a difference in our community and the lives of others through the arts! Learn how you can support our mission today!
Creative York is proud to inspire creativity and engage individuals 3 to 103 in the arts through partnerships with the following community organizations.
- Alliance for Low Income Personal Care Home Advancement (ALPHA)
- Carlisle Arts Learning Center
- Central Market House
- Country Meadows
- Crispus Attucks Active Living Center
- Crispus Attucks Community Organization
- Fair Havens Assisted Living
- Harmony Assisted Living
- Laurel Life
- Logos Academy
- Marissa’s Corner Personal Care
- Penn-Mar Human Services
- Pine Manor Home
- Senior Commons at Powder Mill
- The Appell Center
- The City of York
- The County of York
- The Cultural Alliance
- The Northeast Neighborhood Association, York City
- The Parliament Arts Organization
- The York County Parks & Recreation
- Wellspan Health
- Windy Hill Senior Center
- York Academy
- York City Parks & Recreation Department
- York City School District
- York City Special Events
- York College’s Center for Community Engagement
- York County History Center
- York County Juvenile Probation
- York County Libraries
- York County School Districts
- York County Youth Development Center
- Zion UCC
Awards & Achievements
Creative York is honored to have achieved the following awards and designations.
- Best Art Gallery, Susquehanna Style’s Best of York (2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015)
- 2016 York Public Arts Award, State of the City (2017)
- Focus Forward Award for Creative York’s Art in the Parks Program, Central York High School (2015)
Inspired by Our Impact & Community Engagement?
Get involved at Creative York today! From volunteer opportunities, to community partnerships, and memberships, there are many ways to support the local arts community.