Artful Engagements for All Art Lovers

Curated Celebrations to Stir the Soul

The Arts Initiative at Palmetto Bluff fosters the pursuit of artistic innovation and expression through a diverse selection of artists, craftsmen, musicians, makers, and chefs. Unfolding across Palmetto Bluff’s unspoiled natural canvas, a curated calendar of events and engagements are sure to provoke conversation, rouse the spirit, and ignite creative sparks. Explore our current line-up of events below.

2022 FLOW FEST

The Arts Initiative at Palmetto Bluff kicked off in style with our 2022 FLOW FEST. A celebration of art in all its forms, the afternoon event in May featured the work of 20 southern artisans set to a stunning backdrop of live music from Natty Grass and Town Mountain, great food, and fun for all ages. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Society of Bluffton Artists.

Field + Fire: The Art of Play and Palate October 7th and 8th

The Arts Initiative at Palmetto Bluff is proud to present a reimagined Field + Fire: The Art of Play & Palate. This year, in addition to sporting classics we’re welcoming James Beard award-winning chefs, iconic winemakers, and a collection of Southern artisans to take Field + Fire to the next level. This festival will unfold at various Palmetto Bluff venues, set to a spirited soundtrack of live music–including a concert with music icon Drive-By Truckers.

The Art of Matt Baumgardner: Channeling Universal and Spiritual Planes October 28th – November 6th

The Arts Initiative at Palmetto Bluff presents a gallery show by the late, widely acclaimed artist, Matt Baumgardner. Since 1978, Baumgardner’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures have been exhibited in internationally recognized galleries and in 1993 he received a $20,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has received favorable notices in publications including The New York Times and The New Yorker. Since his passing in 2018, Baumgardner's archives have been studied, documented, and curated by the Furman University Art Department as reflected in the website BaumgardnerArchives.com. This impressive collection of his work will be available for purchase at FLOW Gallery + Workshop during the exhibition.

The Artists of Palmetto Bluff Autumn 2022 Show November 12, 2022

Now proudly hosted at FLOW Gallery + Workshop, The Artists of Palmetto Bluff 2022 Autumn Show will feature new work from over twenty artists while guests enjoy beverages in the gallery courtyard on a beautiful fall day at the Bluff. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Bluff conservancy.

Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Members Preview + Sale | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Public Sale | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Artisan Market December 4th, 2022

Kindle the spirit of the season and join us for an afternoon of comfort, joy, and magnificent art. Finish your holiday shopping with our incredible selection of original pieces from local artists and craftsmen. Live entertainment and children’s activities will bolster the seasonal merriment and 10% of ticket and artisan sales will benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County.

The Artisan Market will be held on the May River Lawn in front of FLOW Gallery + Workshop | Sunday, December 4th, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Artist Is In

Our 2022 Artist in Residence lineup is set and ready to inspire. Tickets available for upcoming receptions and workshops. Spark your creativity with the help of these incredible artists.