Mission and Vision

Newberry Art Center and CREATE Newberry, Inc.

The Newberry Arts Center is a division of the City of Newberry Parks Recreation and Tourism Department. It is partially funded by the City of Newberry and partially funded by CREATE Newberry, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation.


The Mission of the Newberry Arts Center is to provide quality arts experiences to all greater Newberry area citizens and increase support for working artists; thereby enhancing Newberry’s growing reputation as a center for visual, performing and literary arts. The Newberry Arts Center promotes the growth of current and future art patrons through the arts programs, offering scholarship opportunities where needed and thereby fostering local economic growth and enhancing all residents’ quality of life.



  • Support the mission of the City of Newberry by becoming an arts component in attracting and maintaining a healthy and vibrant community of artists, both professional and those in training

  • Provide a safe, easily accessible facility for art classes, workshops and events centrally located in downtown Newberry

  • Collaborate with other arts education providers

  • Collaborate with neighboring performing art centers and theatres

  • Serve as a community gathering place where people can explore and experience art

  • Improve the lives of people through arts enrichment and arts outreach

  • Be the intellectual and tactile center of artistic creativity for the greater Newberry area

  • Become an inclusive and diverse model for greater Newberry area through the exploration, appreciation and provision of various arts

  • Provide scholarship opportunities to the elderly, socially isolated, and low-income members of the community including children, teens and adults

  • Create revenue through classes, conferences, workshops, donations, grants and sponsorships.



Over the phone or online



(803) 321-1022

Newberry Arts Center

1200 Main Street 

Newberry, SC 29108

Storefront Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10 AM-5 PM  

Stop by and pay us a visit, sign up for a class, or purchase artwork made by our students and teachers!

Copyright Notice

Copyright for all artwork images are retained by the respective artists. No permission is given to use the images for any purpose.

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