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.

Annual Event Lineup

The Art of Community Gala + Auction | Saturday, February 25th, 2023

In the spirit of Palmetto Bluff’s storied past, we invite you to join us at The Art of Community Gala + Auction — a night of fundraising, food and wine, art, dancing, and jazz. The gala and auction will be held on the Wilson Village Green and benefit Bluffton Self Help, Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry, Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine, Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes, and Palmetto Bluff Conservancy.

A Celebration of Women’s History Month: A Pop-up Exhibit with Roz Harrell | March 1 - March 12, 2023

Join Roz Harrell at FLOW Gallery + Workshop for a special two-week pop-up exhibit in celebration of Women’s History Month! The exhibit will take place from March 1 through March 12 and will feature a welcome reception, gallery talks and gallery hours with Roz, along with Roz’s artwork available for purchase! Her art is primarily inspired by historical women who have paved the way for present day women's rights and opportunities.

Artists of the Bluff Spring + Autumn 2023 Shows

Now proudly hosted at FLOW Gallery + Workshop, the Artists of the Bluff Spring Show will take place on April 15, 2023 and the Autumn Show will take place on November 11, 2023! The shows will feature new works from over twenty artists while guests enjoy beverages in the gallery courtyard at the Bluff. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy.

Save the Date: FLOW FEST 2023 | Saturday, May 20, 2023

Last year's FLOW FEST was a great success for everyone in attendance and all that were involved! A celebration of art in all its forms, FLOW FEST 2023 will take place on Saturday, May 20 and we can’t wait to share an exciting lineup of musicians, artisans, vendors & more!

Save the Date: Holiday Artisan Market | December 3, 2023

Kindle the spirit of the season and join us for an afternoon of comfort, joy, and magnificent art at the Bluff on December 3, 2023. The event will feature live entertainment, children's activities, a visit from Santa Claus, and a portion of proceeds from tickets will be donated to a local charity. The artisan market will be held at Boat House Row in Wilson Village and tickets will be available for purchase in the fall!

The Artist Is In

After a sensational first year of The Arts Initiative’s Artist in Residence program, we are diligently working to create an eclectic lineup of artists and workshops for 2023 that will be announced soon! For now, check out some of the incredible memories made during the program’s inaugural year! Click below to watch the videos.