Gallery store sales and class fees alone do not cover cost to operate and offer the quality arts programming available at the Aiken Center for the Arts. The Aiken Center for the Arts thrives because of the generous support of individual donors, community foundations and corporations. Fundraising events are an integral to our success.
Antiques in the Heart of Aiken
The 16th year of Aiken Center for the Arts’ Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Show & Sale is one of Aiken’s most well known events and offers one of the South’s finest Antiques experiences. The 16th year of this annual show will bring several new dealers as well as many of the returning favorites; restoration experts will be available and two The 16th year of Aiken Center for the Arts’ Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Show & Sale is one of Aiken’s most well known events and offers one of the South’s finest Antiques experiences. The 16th year of this annual show will bring several new dealers as well as many of the returning favorites; restoration experts will be available and two special show lectures will be held.
SHOW & SALE:
Friday, February 6, 2015 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 8, 2015 11 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
Tickets: $10 per person, good for all 3 days of the Show
The ladies of the Sweetheart Café will be serving their delicious homemade fare. Lunch is offered from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Drinks & Desserts from 2 – 4 p.m. Lunch is offered Sunday from Noon – 2 p.m. Many scrumptious delights will be featured.
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Cocktails & Collectors
The Preview Party
Thursday, February 5, 2015
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Be the first to preview and purchase fine antiques, meet the antiques dealers and enjoy specialty cocktails, wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres and fabulous desserts compliments of La Dolce Gourmet Bakery. Catch up with friends and meet other antiques enthusiasts at this fun and festive event!
Tickets are $60 each ($50 for ACA members) and include Show & Sale admission for the duration of the show.
Special Show Lectures
Join us in the Brown Pavillion at Aiken Center for the Arts for two special show lectures this year. Tickets are $20 each and include your ticket to the Show & Sale.
Friday, February 6
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Mid-20th Century Modern Furniture: Design Origins and Current Popularity
Dr. Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Alexandria, VA
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Saturday, February 7
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Collections: Sharing the Passion
Jill Helmer and John Grady Burns, Atlanta, GA
Floral and event designers Jill Helmer, John Grady Burns, and Kathy Stewart's new book, Collections: Sharing the Passion, takes the reader into the heart and soul of over 150 collections and showcases the beautiful and creative ways collections can be displayed. After the presentation, Ms. Helmer and Mr. Burns will sign copies of their book, which will be available for purchase. Their previous bestsellers, Evergreen: Decorating with the Colours of the Season and Mr. Grady's Personally Yours: Flowers for Weddings, Parties and Events also will be available.
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These events would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you for believing in and supporting the Aiken Center for the Arts.
To become a sponsor click here. If you have questions or need assistance with sponsorship please call (803) 641-9094, or email Mary Coleman.