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.

August 9 - 12, 2023 – Painting & Poetry Exhibition with Jenan Mcclain
FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Sat. November 11, 2023 – Artists of the Bluff Autumn Fine Art Show
The Boundary in Moreland Village

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Painting and Poetry Exhibition with Jenan Mcclain

Painting and Poetry Exhibition with Jenan Mcclain
August 9 - 12, 2023

Transport yourself into a world where vibrant colors dance with eloquent words at FLOW Gallery + Workshop during artist Jenan Mcclain's Painting and Poetry Exhibition. From August 9 to August 12, immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring exhibition showcasing the artistic brilliance of Charleston's own Jenan Mcclain. Through her unique approach to painting, Mcclain intertwines threads of emotion and imagination, extending an invitation to delve into the profound depths of limitless creativity. Take advantage of this exquisite fusion of painting and poetry, an unforgettable journey for the senses at the Bluff. 

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Artists of the Bluff Shows

Artists of the Bluff Autumn Show | Saturday, November 11, 2023

The Artists of the Bluff Fine Art Show will take place on November 11, 2023 at The Boundary in Moreland Village! The show will feature new works from over twenty artists and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy.

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The Art of Community Gala + Auction

The Art of Community Gala + Auction / Stay Tuned for 2024 Date

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. Through generous contributions from auction donors and our community, the event raised over $170,000 that was distributed evenly to 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 coming soon!

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It was a beautiful day on Wilson Village Green at FLOW FEST 2023 on Saturday, May 20! Sol Driven Train kicked off the afternoon with an opening set before Grammy Award-winning Ranky Tanky took the stage. With the help of our attendees and artisan donations, we were thrilled to donate over $5,000 to Second Helpings helping to eliminate hunger and food waste in the Lowcountry. We appreciate all who attended, including the talented roster of 20+ southern artisans who brought their incredible work to the Bluff.

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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!

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