Flavia B. Harton appointed to S.C. Arts Commission board


COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Arts Commission welcomes Flavia B. Harton of Greenville to its nine-member board of directors after her appointment by Gov. Henry McMaster effective July 1.

Harton (right) has extensive experience serving community focused non-profit organizations. Her most recent service was as a board member and president of the South Carolina Arts Foundation, making her an ideal fit for service with the SCAC.

Harton is also a member of the board of managers of the South Carolina Historical Society, the state’s largest and oldest private archive. She recently served as co-chair of the Upstate American Heart Association Heart Ball, which raised over $1 million for research and local heart health initiatives.

Additional experience includes serving as board secretary for the United Way of Greenville County and as a board member of the Greenville Humane Society and Greenville Center for the Creative Arts. She is a past president of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra Association board, and past executive committee member and past gala chair of Artisphere, one of the country’s top art festivals. Additionally, she has served as a board member and chair of the antique show for the Greenville County Museum Association, on the executive committee for the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, and on the grants committee for Greenville Women Giving and Rose Ball.

About the South Carolina Arts Commission

The mission of the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is to promote equitable access to the arts and support the cultivation of creativity in South Carolina. We envision a South Carolina where the arts are valued and all people benefit from a variety of creative experiences.

A state agency created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the SCAC works to increase public participation in the arts by providing grants, direct programs, staff assistance and partnerships in four areas: arts learning, community and traditional arts, artist development, and arts industry. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the SCAC is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts, and other sources. Visit SouthCarolinaArts.com or call 803.734.8696, and follow @scartscomm on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for #Arts4SC and #SCartists content.

South Carolina Arts Commission News Release, Media Contact: Jason L. Rapp, Communications Director. jrapp@arts.sc.gov or 803.734.8899