Art in the Garden Saturday

PICKENS — The English garden at the historic Hagood-Mauldin House in downtown Pickens will be in bloom with even more than exquisite roses and perennials this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the annual Art in the Garden celebration.
Artists and craftsfolk will exhibit their work and demonstrate techniques, ballad singer Philip Cheney, whose appearance is funded by the S.C. Humanities Council, will sing old songs of the mountains and the Civil War, Sam Moore will play classical guitar and pianist Linda Starin will perform popular show tunes on the parlor grand.
The show, sponsored by the Pickens County Historical Society, Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife and the Pickens County Museums of Art and History, is free, and everyone is invited. Tours of the old home, with its antique furnishings, will be offered for $3 per person.
The Hagood-Mauldin House, originally the home of Judge Thomas Joab Mauldin and his wife Frances “Queen” Hagood, was moved in 1868 from its first site on Keowee River to the new town of Pickens. For a time after the Mauldins’ passing, it was the home of art collector Irma Morris, who filled it with treasures from Europe and antebellum America.
The house is located at 104 N. Lewis Street, one block off behind Legacy Square, where there is abundant parking for Art in the Garden visitors.