art-around-roe-dockhouseThere’s a reason Old Town Bluffton is home some of the Lowcountry’s best art galleries.  Live oaks, blooming azaleas, historic buildings and friendly people welcome visitors to an eclectic mix of galleries and shops.  May River Road, Calhoun Street and Boundary Street house galleries filled with fine art and crafts created by some of our areas most creative artists.  On many days, artists can be found working at their craft.  Old Town galleries in conjunction with BRAVO will host a special Art Around Town event, May 10 – 15.

Art Around Town –  Monday, May 10 – Saturday, May 15 from 10 am 5pm.  Local artists will be painting or working at their craft at different galleries each day throughout the week around Old Town Bluffton. Visitors can stop in any of the Old Town Galleries to find out where artists are working each day.  Painters and three-dimensional artists will create Bluffton inspired artwork on-location.  Scheduled demonstrations include:

May 10th

Pluff Mudd Art

27 Calhoun Street, Bluffton SC

Gallery artists will be available throughout the day. Bluffton artist, Lynda Potter, will be painting on site. For more information call 843-757-5590

May 11th

Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA)

48 Boundary St., Bluffton, SC

Dee Johnson—Watercolor, DJ Murray—Colored Pencil,  and Pat Gardiner—Acrylic. All will be actively both indoors and out.

Call for more information – 843-757-6586,

Maye River Gallery

37 Calhoun St., Bluffton

Caroll Kay will do a weaving demonstration. Susan Knight will be showing her techniques working with silver jewelry. Painters will be working in the garden. Call 843-757-2633

May 12th

Pluff Mudd Art

27 Calhoun Street, Bluffton SC

Bob Berman, will be creating his Lowcountry birds.

For more information call 843-757-5590

The Filling Station will also have several artists demonstration outside on Calhoun Street.  For more information call 843-263-4796

May 13th

Jacob Preston, Preston Pottery will be at work spinning not only pots but stories.

10 Church Street

For more information call 843-757-3084

May 14th 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Four Corners Art Gallery

1263 May River Rd., Bluffton

Gallery artist Doug Corkern will be painting. He will share some of his techniques with chalk and watercolor. Doug a retired local architect continues to love the art of drawing and painting with watercolor, oil, and sanguine chalks.

For more information, call 757-8185

Gallery Without Walls – Pierce of the Gallery Without Walls will be picken the banjo and painting as he picks. For more information, cal 338-7267

Gallery Walk – Friday 3pm to 8pm.  Visitors can walk through the galleries in Old Town Bluffton.  The work of over 200 artists can be seen at the  SoBA  Gallery (Society of Bluffton Artists), Pluff Mudd Gallery, Maye River Gallery, Four Corners Framing, The Filling Station, Vintage Posters and Jacob Preston’s. Wine and refreshments will be served by each gallery.  There will be live music on Boundary and Calhoun Streets throughout the entire event.  This event has traditionally brought 1000 visitors to Old Town Bluffton.

Saturday, May 15th from 9:30 am to 3pm

Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest – High school and college students are invited to participate in the first annual event.  Entry fee is $10 and cash prizes will be awarded.  Visitors can observe works in progress through Old Town.  For more information call 843-757-8185.