122 Laurens street, sW, aiken, sC 29801 | 803-641-9094   
Aiken Center for the Arts


is open six days
a week!
10 am - 5 pm
Monday - Saturday
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South Carolina Arts Commission

National Endowment for the Arts

Art is for Everyone!

Arts Center 122 laurens Street AikenFounded in 1972 by artists Pat Koelker and Nancy Wilds, Rose Hill Arts Center became a place for aspiring artists to create, to teach and learn. It was originally located at the Rose Hill Estate on Barnwell Avenue and soon became a haven for a variety of artistic disciplines. In 1993, the Center's current home at 122 Laurens Street became available, and Rose Hill evolved into Aiken Center for the Arts. The name was chosen due to the Center's central location in the downtown area.

Today, the Aiken Center for the Arts offers a multitude of outreach and awareness programs including opportunities for children and adults; juried shows and competitions, lectures and instruction, and a variety of concert events; music, dance, film, and other performing arts; as well as a Gallery Store where local artisans offer their original works for sale. Year-round exhibits feature artists from around the world, with an emphasis on local and regional talent of the South.

The mission of Aiken Center for the Arts is to inspire and educate by providing unique visual and performing arts experiences for all ages.


The ACA staff would like to wish all of you a happy and safe Fourth of July celebration.

The Gallery Store and administrative offices will be closed Saturday, July 4, 2015 in observance of the holiday. We look forward to seeing you when we return on Monday, July 6th.



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Summer Arts Camp 2015
Beat the heat with ACA Summer Arts Camps!

Programs available for Pre K (age 4) - 9th grade.

For full camp listing, information and registration, click here


2015 Summer Class Offerings

Welcome to Summer at the Aiken Center for the Arts!

Fun is not just for the kids. Adults, ages 16 and up, will enjoy these fun summer classes and workshops. All classes are offered once a week for each five-week session. Pre-registration is required for all classes.

Session 2 is July 6 - August 7.

For class details and registration, click here.