Hilton Head Island is known for its beautiful sunny beaches, world-class golf courses, quintessential island activities, and stunning Lowcountry landscapes that inspire artists from across the globe. Hilton Head is a vibrant cultural destination with a long history and tradition of supporting the arts and home to some of the finest art galleries, Lowcountry markets, art and craft festivals, and public art collections in South Carolina.
Whether you’re an art aficionado and collector, a budding artist, or instilling a lifelong love of art in your kids, Hilton Head Island is a destination that won’t disappoint. Explore the local art galleries, studios and impressive displays of local art placed creatively around the island, take an art class, or simply pursue your artistic talents capturing Hilton Head’s Lowcountry landscapes from your front porch!
You’ll be sure to find a scenic and secluded Lowcountry artist retreat in our collection of luxury Hilton Head Island rentals – and we’ve done the homework for you on how to celebrate the visual arts on Hilton Head Island.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ART GALLERIES
Rotating art exhibits of all mediums, visual arts classes, Arts Center events and cultural performances.
Artist studio space, collective art gallery, and full spectrum studio (studio/art center for Lowcountry artists with disabilities).
Impressionistic oil paintings, abstract art, bronze sculptures.
Current Exhibition – Heart and Soul of the South by the Art Quilters of the Lowcountry.
Original paintings, limited editions, bronze sculptures, glass work.
Lowcountry fine art photographer, by appointment only.
Creative American crafts, glass work, metal work, wood work, ceramics, jewelry. Hosts of the Memorial Day Hilton Head Art Festival at Shelter Cove.
Clay work, woodwork, metal, fiber, glassware, handcrafted toys for children.
Rotating exhibits of 100+ local Lowcountry artists.
Vibrant African American Gullah art originals on canvas.
South Carolina’s oldest professional gallery of Fine Art.
Volunteer run gallery that showcases fine art photography printed on canvas and acrylics.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND PUBLIC ART COLLECTION
Hilton Head Airport Terminal, 120 Beach City Rd.
Hilton Head’s latest public sculpture installed in 2020 “celebrates the bonds of family, strength, our natural community and the oneness of humanity.”
Artist: Kevin Eichner of Moncure, NC
Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane
An abstract coil shaped sculpture offering a “perspective on the landscape not seen before.”
Artist: John Clement of Brooklyn, NY
118 William Hilton Parkway
THEB: Transparent, Hollow, Empty, Boxes!
Artist: Jeff Boshart of Charleston, IL
Compass Rose Park, 4 Saint Augustine Place
A classic sculpture of Charles Fraser, founder of Sea Pines, walking an alligator.
Artists: Susie Chisholm of Savannah, GA and Darrell Davis of Arlington, TX
Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive
A unique and creative sculpture with bright orange radials reflecting the setting sun.
Artist: Tom Holmes of Greely, PA
Veterans Memorial Park, 59 Shelter Cove Lane
An inspiring sculpture of an American veteran clutching poppies, resting on a bench bearing the caption “To all veterans who served that all may be free.”
Artist: Sandy Proctor of Tallahassee, FL
1030 William Hilton Parkway
A colorful sculpture with a bright yellow 16-ft steel sail reflecting the nautical history of Hilton Head Island
Artist: Wayne Trapp of Vilas, NC
Chaplin Linear Park, 662 William Hilton Parkway
Unique kinetic sculptures of a trio of horses made from brass, steel, and wood.
Artist: Jonathan Bowling of Greenville, NC
HILTON HEAD ART FESTIVALS & EVENTS
October 10, 2022 – November 11, 2022
Hilton Head Crescendo is a month-long celebration of the arts, culture and history of Hilton Head Island, attracting over 10,000 visitors to Hilton Head. Join the artists at Bo Art Gallery for their fantastic Fall Art Festival on October 22nd (10AM – 5PM) with music, art, studio tours, food vendors, and a chance to meet the artists.
October 15, 2022 – October 23, 2022
The award-winning Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood is a fall highlight with Lowcountry oyster roasts, boat tours on the May River, soirees, orchestras and live music, and ending with a fabulous Street Fest and juried art show featuring over 100 artists from across the US (October 22-23).
April 29, 2023 – April 30, 2023
Save the date for the 2023 Coastal Discovery Museum Art Market, an outdoor fine art and craft sale under the historic live oaks at Honey Horn.
May 27 – May 28, 2023
Kick off summer the right way – a Memorial Day weekend in Hilton Head! The Hilton Head Art Festival presented by Nash Gallery is a two day festival with live bands, dance performances and artwork of every medium, all made in the USA.
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