Downtown Camden Main Street Program

Call for Artist Submissions: "Kites in the Alley"

The Downtown Camden program and the Arts Center of Kershaw County invite artists to submit their ideas and designs for the upcoming installation of art in the alleyway connecting Downtown’s Broad Street to the Town Green. This installation will feature preformed kites and will require designs to be submitted in advance. Though not required, artists are encouraged to consider the following themes: education, business, environment, history, animals, recreation, sports, health and wellness, as they relate to Camden and/or Kershaw County. 

Submission forms can be downloaded here or picked up at the Arts Center box office during regular hours. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Artists will be notified as to whether their designs have been accepted no later than March 2, 2020. Artists will then be able to pick up their kites at the Arts Center, at 810 Lyttleton Street and return completed kites by Friday, March 13, 2020, to ensure installation in the alleyway. For additional information or questions, please call Leslie Lee at the Arts Center (803-425-7676) or Katharine Spadacenta (803-549-5648).




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As a Main Street America Affiliate community, Camden is committed to focusing on what is special about our downtown commercial district, working together to strengthen the positive image of this center of our community, and to preserving its heritage while inviting economic development.

As part of this commitment, the City of Camden encourages public-private partnerships in planning and action, a concerted effort to change attitudes and turn negative opinions around, and a commitment of time and resources to focus on comprehensive revitalization efforts that strengthen our existing businesses in the downtown and attract new entrepreneurs. 

In June 2017, Main Street South Carolina presented its recommendations for the Downtown Camden program. You can read the full report here.

In support of businesses in the City's Downtown commercial district, as well as throughout the region, workshops and educational sessions are provided throughout the year. A variety of resources from those educational opportunities can be found here

Main Street South Carolina is a service of the Municipal Association of South Carolina and is accredited by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.