It’s time to make plans for the 2013 Camden Kitchen Tour and Pottery Show & Sale. Presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, this biennial event is always a favorite for those who attend. The Kitchen Tour takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10am to 5pm. Bring a group and tour some fabulous kitchens in gorgeous homes in and around Camden, South Carolina’s oldest inland city. View several homes, have lunch at one of the many fabulous dining establishments in Camden or at one of our stops – Old McCaskill’s Farm – then continue your tour. This year, the Camden Kitchen Tour is co-chaired by Beth Ford and Amy Sheheen. It is sponsored by TD Bank, Roy’s Wood Products and “Columbia Home & Garden” magazine. The program printing is being provided by Midlands Printing Company.
“There is such a variety of sights and styles of kitchens this year,” says Beth Ford, co-chair of this year’s event. “The Kitchen Tour is always an exciting opportunity to check out some amazing kitchens in several lovely Camden homes, and this year we’ve added a couple of extra kitchens…one commercial kitchen at McCaskill’s where you can actually pick up a box lunch, some fresh eggs or other items they have on hand, as well as a fabulous outdoor kitchen at the Brock home, and Grace Episcopal Church’s remodeled one,” she concluded.
This year, enjoy nine kitchens in seven fantastic locations on the tour. The tour starts at the historic Douglas-Reed House (c. 1812) on the campus of the Fine Arts Center where you will pick up your program, then continue through historic Camden and beyond.
Scheduled locations for this year are:
Barbara and Dick Davis—120 Dicey Ford
Anne Hutchins—1914 Carriage House Lane
Old McCaskill’s Farm/Kathy & Lee McCaskill home kitchen—377 Cantey Lane, Rembert
Grace Episcopal Church—1315 Lyttleton Street
Laurie and Bill Funderburk – 1804 Broad Street
Tory and Tom Brock – 644 Charlotte Thompson Road (indoor and outdoor kitchens)
Dr. Patricia Noland—520 Cooks Court
The Pottery Show & Sale will take place Thursday, Apr. 25 through Saturday, Apr. 27 at the Douglas-Reed House on the FAC campus. Shopping hours are Thursday & Friday, 10:30am to 6pm and Saturday, 10am to 5pm. The Show will feature works from eight artists ranging from decorative pieces to functional kitchen wares. This year’s featured artists are Ed Bryan-Deerwood Clay, Tim Graham, Debra Gregory, Marquerite Palmer, Anne Schultz, Kyle Smith, Susan Tondeau-Dwyer and Marti Wallace.
The Fine Arts Center is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden, SC. Advance tickets may be purchased online at (www.fineartscenter.org) or by calling 803/425-7676 ext. 300.
The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.