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.
Tu-Th: 10a-1p, 2p – 5p
Each 2nd Sa: 10a-1p