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Outdoor enthusiasts thrive on our waterways, trails, and parks. In less than 20 minutes from Downtown York, you can boat, kayak, fish, skateboard, rock climb, mountain bike, or take to the field in an adult sport league.


Get a closer look at the public art of Downtown York. It speaks to the enormous creativity that lives and breathes right here in York. Public art has evolved over the past few years from the story-telling murals and bronze war memorials to second-glance-inducing trash cans and larger-than-life, yellow, metal cats.

Visit Royal Square and WeCo arts districts in Downtown York. Meet local artists and explore their work on display at Marketview Arts, the Pennsylvania Arts Experience, and York Art Association.  Hear local crafters tell their stories through YorkCrafted and their PechaKucha presentations or shop and create your own art in classes at Creative York or The Parliament. After class, don’t forget to pick up supplies at Prime Art Supply so you can create at home. Even our sidewalks are adorned with art, in our painted parking meters, sidewalks, storefronts and sculptured pieces recycled from our city’s industrial heritage.

York’s art options continue to expand as more and more artists realize their work and their creativity are highly desired here amid a lifestyle they can call their own. Stay on top of the current arts events at our cultural calendar, York365. Check out the best theaters, studios, and galleries in the area here.