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.


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 presented a reimagined Field + Fire: The Art of Play & Palate. This year, in addition to sporting classics we welcomed James Beard award-winning chefs, iconic winemakers, and a collection of Southern artisans that took Field + Fire to the next level. This festival unfolded at various Palmetto Bluff venues, and was 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 28 – November 6

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. His work has received favorable notices in publications including The New York Times and The New Yorker. Baumgardner's archives have been studied, documented, and curated by the Furman University Art Department as reflected in the website This impressive collection of his work will be available for purchase at FLOW Gallery + Workshop during the exhibition.

Opening Reception – Fri. Oct 28 | 4:30 – 6:30pm

Gallery Talks – Sat. Oct 29 at 11am & Weds. Nov 2 at 2pm

Artists of the Bluff Autumn 2022 Show November 12, 2022

Now proudly hosted at FLOW Gallery + Workshop, Artists of the 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 12, 2022 at FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Members Preview + Sale | 10 - 11am

Public Sale | 11am - 4pm

Holiday Artisan Market December 4, 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, children’s activities. and a visit with Santa Claus will bolster the seasonal merriment and 20% of ticket price and 10% of participating artisan sales will benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County.

The Artisan Market will be held at Boathouse Row in Wilson Village. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 12 to 5pm

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.