We have a vibrant artist and creative community here in McCormick! If you’re interested in folk art and fine craftsmanship, you’ll find a visit to McCormick to be a very satisfying experience. Browse the artists and art venues below. Please contact the Chamber with any questions. We are happy to help!
MACK (McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah)
115 Main Street | (864) 852-3216
The MACK (The McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah) is located in Downtown Historic McCormick building called Hotel Keturah, the town’s first hotel built during the 1890’s. Exhibitions and retail opportunities are held throughout the year at The MACK. The organization produces nine monthly art exhibitions and artist receptions. The building contains the Artisan’s Guild Gallery Shop and Hansen Gallery. Regional artists and their work is displayed for a period of one month and many councils and artisan’s guilds participate as a group. The gift shop offers wonderful art, artisan jewelry, pottery, and specialty gifts and antiquities by local artists. The MACK also sponsors various presentations of performing arts at a variety of locations.
The McCormick Arts Council is open Monday – Saturday / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm . Visit the website for more details on year round programs and events. Click here to visit their website.
Red Rooster Art Gallery
116 South Main Street | (864) 852-9244
Owned and operated by Shaaron Kohl
Located on the 2nd floor of the Red Rooster Emporium, the Art Gallery features a large display of art forms by local artists. Exhibits change regularly. Don’t miss this unique gallery!
Frames Unlimited / Act II
208 South Main Street | (864) 852-2340
Owned and operated by Hsueh-An White
This “sweet spot” offers local as well as international art objects in an unexpectedly sophisticated presentation — a very satisfying shopping experience.
Callaham is not only an artist, but a storyteller. Inspired by memories of his childhood and the working life in McCormick County, South Carolina, he creates paintings that portray the stories of Southern culture. “I tell stories with my paintings, so everything usually begins with a story that I remember from my early years, growing up in rural South Carolina,” Callaham has said. Through his use of strong colors and his ability to make his characters come to life on canvas, he paints vivid images of life in the South.
His works have been featured in the galleries of Daufuskie Island, Hilton Head, Edisto and Charleston, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. Callaham has surrounded himself with art his entire life. His mother, who was involved in the theatre, was a talented storyteller, while his father loved sculpting and working with clay. As a child, he sketched on notebook paper, boxes or any other material that he could find and developed his talents without any formal training during his early years.