Winthrop University: Arts at Winthrop
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Arts at Winthrop
112 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-2333 (fax)


About Us

ArtsWinthrop promotes exceptional music, theatre, dance and visual arts programming for the Winthrop University campus, community, and regional audiences. Explore all that ArtsWinthrop has to offer by clicking the events tab on our main menu or connect with us on social media. With over 100 free events a year, there is something for everyone! 

To purchase tickets to theatre and dance productions, please click here.


Upcoming Events

Theatre and Dance

The Swing of the Sea
by Molly Hagen
Virtual production through
Thursday, February 11 through Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $3 with Winthrop ID/$5 general public/$10 family

Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it's not raining, and a boy called Eggs take a journey through memory and imagination following the sudden death of their friend, Peter. As Eggs dreams of asking Boots to the upcoming Favorites Dance, Boots loses herself in a world of fallen leaves, consumed by her quest to remember the last words Peter said to her before he died. "The Swing of the Sea" is a play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge. 


Hear Our Voice: Shining a Light on Diversity in Musical Theatre
LIVE streamed from Johnson Theatre
Thursday, February 18 through Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m.
Tickets:  $3 with Winthrop ID/$5 general public/$10 family
Purchase Tickets Here

The Department of Theatre and Dance and guest director Sidney Horton take you on a bold theatrical journey, celebrating the resourcefulness and tenacity of those who contributed to cultural diversity in musical theatre. Exploring questions of inclusion and representation on Broadway, this production will feature songs from many well-known musicals throughout history. 



January 19 - February 1
Lewandowski Student Gallery

An exhibition of works by Winthrop drawing students.


Friday, February 5, 2021 - 6 p.m.
WUG Virtual Artist Talk: Adam N. Justice, Director of Galleries at UNC Charlotte
Via Blackboard Collaborate

Please join Winthrop University Galleries for an artist talk by our juror for this year’s 33rd Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Adam N. Justice, Director of Galleries at UNC Charlotte.

Adam N. Justice is the Director of Galleries for the College of Arts + Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is a Virginia native who received his Master’s degree in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) in 2004, following his thesis on the evolving role of sign theory in mid-century American art. He then served as the Gallery Associate at VCU’s Anderson Gallery (2004-2006), the Chief Curator at the William King Art Museum in Abingdon, VA (2006-2010), the Curator of Art at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL (2010-2016), and the Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum (2016-2018). His career includes an array of curated exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, numerous essays and critiques written for exhibition catalogues and regional publications, and various appointments as judge/juror for regional and national arts competitions, including PhotoNOLA (New Orleans), The Hunting Art Prize (Houston, TX), and Gasparilla Festival of the Arts (Tampa, FL). While in Florida, he also helped found Outer Space (Winter Haven, FL), a contemporary art gallery and studio residency program, where he served as co-curator and resident artist. 


February 1 – March 5
De Novo II: New Faculty in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

De Novo comes from Latin meaning in a ‘new form’ or ‘manner’. This exhibition showcases the work of new faculty to the College of Visual and Performing Arts. De Novo II includes visual art faculty Myles Calvert, Stephanie Sutton and design faculty Elizabeth Dulemba and Eva Roberts.


February 9 - March 1
Focus on Imagination
Lewandowski Student Gallery

Illustration students present projects based on their creative passions, from picture books to propaganda, and characters to cartoons.


Friday, February 12, 2021
WUG Virtual Artist Talk: Elizabeth Dulemba, Illustrator Associate Professor
2–3 pm.
Via Blackboard Collaborate

Award-winning author/illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba is Associate Professor of Illustration at Winthrop University; a Ph.D. Researcher in Children’s Literature at the University of Glasgow, Scotland; and is Visiting Associate Professor at Hollins University’s Writing and Illustrating Children’s Literature M.F.A. programs. After fifteen years as a primarily digital illustrator and reinventing her creative approach during her M.F.A., Elizabeth now works mostly with pencil, watercolors, and some mixed media. She now uses computers only to scan, compose, and print out work onto watercolor paper for final rendering. She works at less than 100% and scans at a higher resolution to capture interesting marks that would otherwise not be visible. Elizabeth enjoys having an original piece of art to share versus a digital print out, which is just not the same thing as being able to see the hand-work of the illustrator. 



New Exhibitions Exploring Anxiety, Diversity and Inclusion Open This Fall at Winthrop University Galleries (9/23/20)

Shaun Cassidy Named Winthrop's 2020-21 Thompson Scholar (9/10/20)

Community Art Movement "Airing Out the 'Dirty' Laundry" by Andrea Downs Comes to Rock Hill (8/31/20)


For more information on ArtsWinthrop, please contact Whitney Hough, director of communications and community engagement, at 803/323-2399 or If you need to speak to the Box Office concerning tickets about theatre and dance productions, please call 803/323-4014.

Last Updated: 1/14/21