Newberry Arts Center
The Newberry Arts Center was established in 2014 and is operated by 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. The mission of the Newberry Arts Center (NAC) and Newberry Arts Program is to provide quality 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.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of our page to view all the Newberry Arts Center has to offer!
Staying Distanced at Home? Follow the City of Newberry's YouTube page where you can find videos from the Newberry Arts Center! Crafts for all ages, art "masterclasses," and more!
We offer Fun Art Parties for All Skills!
These one night parties are a fun way to experience art for a few hours with friends over drinks or with your family or children. We offer parties for canvas paintings, pottery/sculpting parties, and door decoration painting parties. All materials are provided, but please bring a drink or snack of your choice. Interested in throwing your own party? Call us at 803-597-1125 to book an event or one of our open-to-the-public parties!
Fall classes are being scheduled and added daily. We'd love for you to participate in a clay workshop, oil painting course, watercolor course, ceramic glazing party, or afternoon art for children. All classes have limited attendance to allow for social distancing, and additional safety precautions. Call 803-597-1125 for more information. We'd love to tell you about what we're offering and how we're working to do so safely.
• Afternoon art for ages 5-12 begins September 15th
o Ages 5-7 on Tuesdays at 4PM
o Ages 8-12 on Thursdays at 4PM
• Clay Workshops with guest potters Carrie Creech and Sue Grier.
• Clay Workshop with Marquerite Palmer on September 26th
• Angel, Nativity and Birdhouse clay workshops with Debie Burton beginning August 21st
• Ceramic Christmas Tree parties Wednesday and Friday evenings beginning August 26th
• Oil Painting with Alyssa Woolstenhulme beginning September 15 in the evenings.
• Watercolor painting with Anne Hightower Patterson White begins September 15th
• Oil & Acrylic Painting; Mixed Media and Combined Art with Marjorie Huwa begins September 16th
• More virtual classes coming soon; so, check our website and Facebook page for details
• Private events are also available
Please note all painting classes, afternoon art classes and ceramic Christmas tree classes ARE LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE PER CLASS. All clay workshops ARE LIMITED TO 5 PEOPLE. NAC is diligently following all CDC guidelines for your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAC Art Groups
Attention amateur, professional and hobbyist photographers of Newberry, SC. Let's meet up and talk photography! Bring a camera if you have one, this can include phone cameras! We share all the images with each other, pick a theme for the next group meeting, and go on a quick photo walk. This group is informal, it is meant to bring local photographers together to connect, talk and share our love for photography. All are welcome. Find out more at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195080198313534/
Volunteer with NAC!
NAC is looking for volunteers. If you think you would be interested, click here to download and fill out the volunteer application. Then drop it off to us at 1200 Main Street.
Registration forms can be picked up at our location at 1200 Main Street in Downtown Newberry. Completed forms with your payment are to be taken to our downtown location or mailed the City of Newberry attn: Newberry Arts Center, PO BOX 538 (check only by mail, cash, check, or card may be accepted in person at our 1200 Main Street location). Please call ahead before visiting! Questions? Call 803-597-1125.
All classes and workshops must meet a requirement for a minimum number of participants. Be sure to register early to ensure that the class of your choice will run as scheduled. Refunds and make up classes will not be provided due to student illness, unexpected travel, or reasons not the responsibility of the faculty or NAC. Students ages 16 and 17 may take adult level classes with parental permission. Use of studios solely for commercial production work is not permitted. NAC reserves the right to refuse enrollment to individuals with a history of unacceptable behavior.