Founded in 1999, the York County Cultural Alliance has been working to cultivate a vibrant community in the area. From New Liberty to Hanover, from the center to the east, there are plenty of ways to experience the creative expression of York County. From sculptures on street corners to parks hosting summer festivals and lunchtime concerts, to restaurants displaying local art and live music, every corner of York is alive with creative expression. The Agricultural Industrial Museum houses collections from more than two centuries of firefighting in York County, such as horse-drawn fire carriages, antique fire trucks, fire uniforms, photographs, and much more.
The Center for Community Engagement at York College of Pennsylvania and the York Art Association at Marketview Arts also showcase a variety of artifacts produced or used in York County for more than three centuries, including locally made wagons, tractors, steam engines, and agricultural tools. Based on political activism from the 1960s, it weaves cultural history, social biography, and labor policy into a monumental installation. Writer and art historian Nick Trend explains how he chose art for his new book and why those choices are often subjective. The Belarusian dissident artist, who once threw manure in front of Alexander Lukashenko's office, died in prison under unclear circumstances. Whether you're interested in Pennsylvania's rich historic culture or the modern, industrial touch of York's contemporary poetic and art scene, there's plenty to keep you busy. If you want to learn more about the various art groups located in York County, you can find out more about them and their activities through their websites or social media accounts.