History

The Arts Center of Kershaw County was founded in 1974 by the Camden Art Association, the Camden Music Association, and the Camden Community Theater as a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing arts experience and exposure to all ages. The Arts Center also provides arts education for Kershaw County youth through its close partnership with the Kershaw County School District.

Originally founded to serve as the artistic hub of Kershaw County, this is the goal that the center continues to build upon. The center’s campus is three buildings in the heart of Camden that include a stage, gallery, classrooms, and studios. The Bassett Building houses the Wood Auditorium, Bassett Gallery, and offices. The Daniels Education Building houses space for arts education classes and studio space for music instruction, dance, and visual arts. The historic Douglas‐Reed House is used for a variety of events.





Originally founded to serve as the artistic hub of Kershaw County, this is the goal that the center continues to build upon.

Through the generosity of local arts supporters, the center has been able to renovate and restore the historic structures on site, and expand the campus. Ongoing support from the community, capital campaigns, expansions, and extensive volunteer work have all contributed to the Arts Center of Kershaw County’s ability to provide arts education and development, along with a variety of performances, programs, and events for the community to experience and enjoy.

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