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Antiques in the Heart of Aiken

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made this year’s Antiques in the Heart of Aiken a success. To all of our sponsors, committees, volunteers, board members, staff members, exhibitors and anyone else who helped in any way – we can’t thank you enough!

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

For information on lodging while in Aiken, please click the button below to visit the City of Aiken Tourism Division’s website.

Antiques in the Heart of Aiken is a three day show & sale that welcomes many spectacular dealers from across the Southeast. A sample of their offerings include English, American, French and Italian furnishings, silver and old plate, rare books and prints, original art work, sporting art, fine porcelains and linens, estate jewelry, antique garden ornaments and much more.

At the beginning of February, 22 specialized antique dealers will join us for the 18th annual Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Show & Sale. Patrons will discover an exciting mix of new dealers and old favorites offering merchandise of great quality and variety showcasing antique furniture, paintings, rugs, jewelry, lighting, garden accessories and more. Our always popular Cocktails and Collectors preview party is an opportunity to preview and purchase your favorite pieces, interact with our knowledgeable dealers and have some fun with your fellow antique enthusiasts. Two fun and informative presentations are slated for Friday and Saturday mornings and our delicious Sweetheart Café offers fantastic homemade lunches and irresistible desserts. We hope you will save the date and join us for another exciting weekend of Antiques in the Heart of Aiken, all which benefits Aiken Center for the Arts.

Antiques in the Heart of Aiken 2017 will take place Friday through Sunday, February 3-5, 2017.
Friday & Saturday Show & Sale: 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday Lecture: 9:30am
Saturday Lecture: 9:30am
Sunday Show & Sale: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Preview Party will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2017.


Event Ticket Information:
Cocktails and Collectors Preview Party Tickets – $50 for members / $60 for non-members
Sale & Show Tickets – $15 (for duration of show)
Friday Lecture Tickets – $20 – Virginia C. Beach, Author of “Rice & Ducks” 
Saturday Lecture Tickets – $20 – Locally loved Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs

The Sunday Show & Sale will feature a Bloody Mary bar during lunch hours.

Lecture Information:

Friday, February 3rd, 9:30-10:30 AM
Rice & Ducks:  The Surprising Convergence that Saved the Carolina Lowcountry
Presented by Virginia C. Beach, Author
Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Ira E. Coward II

Rice & Ducks: The Surprising Convergence that Saved the Carolina Lowcountry is a modern conservation epic, rooted in America’s earliest colonial beginnings and in the ancient migrations of the Atlantic Flyway. It records the history of the South Carolina rice lands and hunting grounds – a landscape that stretches all the way from the Pee Dee River to the Savannah – and how they set the stage for one of the greatest land conservation movements in America.

Based on a wealth of personal interviews, letters, family papers, plantation and game journals, and other primary source materials, the book draws from experts and scholars in the fields of rice cultivation and plantation history, African-American studies, wetland and waterfowl biology, and wildlife and habitat conservation.

Generously illustrated with archival and modern photography, as well as three centuries of maps, illustrations and artwork from both private and public collections, Rice & Ducks is a fitting tribute to the legacy of the landowners, hunters and conservationists who have permanently protected more than 1.2 million acres of land in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Saturday, February 4th, 9:30-10:30 AM
Every Container is Fair Game
Presented by Karin Jeffcoat, Owner of Cote Designs in Aiken, SC
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. William E. Durrett

Aiken’s very own Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs is a fantastic event stylist with an exceptional eye for beauty. Her floral design artistry and creativity have evolved over 20 years of creating luxury events and magnificent arrangements often with the simplest pieces of live beauty and delicate blossoms. Using the seasonal elements around her, Karin will hand-select antique containers from the Show & Sale exhibitors and offer us an opportunity to witness the creation of designs that are both loose and elegant.

Cote Designs has been featured in Southern Accents, Southern Living, Garden and Porch, Southern Weddings, Magnolia Rouge, Wedding Sparrow and is the lead floral designer for Augusta National.

Aiken Center for the Arts
122 Laurens Street, SW
Aiken SC 29801
Office: (803) 641-9094
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