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Newberry Arts Center

​The Newberry Arts Center was established in 2014 and is a division of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. In less than a year a solid arts program was established that includes programs for all ages. 

We are also supported by CREATE Newberry, Inc. which is chartered as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of federal tax law (#85-1035631). Your donations to the Newberry Arts Center through CREATE Newberry, Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Our Mission:  The mission of the Newberry Arts Center (NAC) and Newberry Arts Program is to provide quality educational arts experiences to all interested citizens and increase support for working artists while creating appreciative current and future art patrons by involving the diverse population and fostering local economic growth while enhancing the quality of life for all residents. The NAC also established and hosted the first ever South Carolina Clay Conference, an annual conference for clay enthusiasts held in Newberry each year.


The NAC has become one of my happy places; a no-fault zone where whatever you do is a learning experience, not a mistake, and can be corrected or embellished upon. Surrounded by all of the creative endeavors, I am able to slip into a cozy smock for some serious me time. All of the classes are presented in a relaxed, nurturing, and professional manner. This wonderful Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media class is a great place to get the support to bring your half-baked ideas to full fruition. Thanks Marjorie Huwa and Newberry Arts Center staff and family!!!



Norma/Fajra Donaldson-Jenkins

Come Learn with Us!

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Classes and Workshops


Our classes and workshops are led by professional artists with proven instructional skills. There are options for kids, teens and adults using various materials and techniques. They come in one-day, two-day and multi week options. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available. NAC is a fun and safe place to learn, gather and explore art with friends, old and new.

Newberry Arts Photo Group Meeting


NAC offers various events open to the public throughout the year. These include the SC ClayCon Pottery Sale, Plein Air events and exhibitions, Newberry County School District K-12 Art Show, the City of Newberry Gingerbread competition and more!

Meet Our Staff

Marquerite Palmer

Program Director

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(803) 321-1022

Sharon Graham

Program Coordinator

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(803) 321-1022

Laurie Robinson

Assistant Program Coordinator

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(803) 321-1022

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