Black Creek Arts Center

The center of the arts in Darlington County.

Black Creek Arts Council is dedicated to providing guidance and assistance in arts administration, funding, education, and program coordination to arts-based organizations and artists in Darlington County. Black Creek Arts Council’s offices are housed in a historical 10,000-square-foot building in Downtown Hartsville, South Carolina.

They offer a variety of arts programs, including arts education classes for adults and children, after-school and pre-school aged programs, summer camps and private music lessons. Their Jean & James Fort Gallery hosts changing exhibits of regional and national artists. Each year, they also award sub-grants to arts-presenting non-profit organizations and individual artists in Darlington County.


The Black Creeks Arts Center is housed in a historical building once known as the Hartsville Community Market. The Community Market the Community Market is a two-story, five bay, rectangular plan, brick building with a flat roof and parapet and cast stone trim and is one of several buildings built in 1935-1936 utilizing federal loans from the Public Works Administration.

The other main building, the Hartsville Community Center, is a two-story, five bay, rectangular plan Art Deco style brick building with a flat roof, parapet, and decorative cast-stone trim. The Hartsville Community Center now houses the Center Theater, a performing arts venue.

The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Learn more about the buildings at the National Register’s website.

Business Hours

Mo: Closed
Tu-Th: 10a-1p, 2p – 5p
Fr: 10a-2p
Each 2nd Sa: 10a-1p