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

A Concert with Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, and Lillie Mae | Saturday, April 22, 2023

Join Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale, along with Nashville, TN-based songwriting extraordinaires Verlon Thompson and Lillie Mae, for a one-of-a-kind concert experience at Moreland Crossroads. With stunning marsh and creek views as the evening's backdrop, the show will feature this powerhouse trio of cosmic Americana and Country superstars picking, harmonizing, and telling stories as you've never heard or seen before!

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! The show 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.

FLOW FEST 2023 | Saturday, May 20, 2023

Mark your calendars for FLOW FEST, The Arts Initiative's annual arts and music festival! Sponsored by Genesis Construction, the 2023 family-friendly festival will feature two-time Grammy Award-winning Ranky Tanky and Sol Driven Train, an eclectic artisan market and vendors, and fun kids activities for a day sure to bring together the community in celebration of music, culture, and art. FLOW FEST is open to Palmetto Bluff members as well as the greater Bluffton community!

The Art of Community Gala + Auction | 2024 Date TBD

The inaugural Art of Community Gala + Auction was held on the Wilson Village Green on a beautiful spring-like evening in February and featured a memorable night of fundraising, food and wine, art, dancing, and live music from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The event raised funds for five deserving local beneficiaries, 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. Stayed tuned for 2024 information!

The Artist Is In

After a sensational first year of The Arts Initiative’s Artist in Residence program, we are excited to announce an eclectic lineup of artists and workshops for 2023!