Old Town Bluffton’s thriving and eclectic art community will host its annual Winter Gallery Walk on Friday, November 20.
Wine and refreshments will be served by each gallery. Visitors can also enjoy live music and browse through Old Town’s “walkable” galleries on Boundary, Church, May River and Calhoun Streets throughout the entire event. The event is sponsored by the Old Town Bluffton Merchants’ Society with funding from local A-tax dollars. Hundreds of visitors to the area and local art patrons have traditionally enjoyed this local art experience.
Society of Bluffton Artists (Boundary Street) 757-6586
Featured Artist, Helen Evans, exhibit “Thru My Eyes” plus the artwork of 70 other local artists is on display.
Old Town Vintage Posters (Boundary Street) 837-3311
"David Klein Travel Poster Exhibit" (American 1918 – 20 is best known for 1950's & 1960's work designing and illustrating Travel Posters for Howard Huges' Trans World Airlines(TWA). These works defined the excitement and enthusiasm of the early years of post-war travel.
The Filling Station (Calhoun Street) 263-4796
Art Cornell, painter, photographer and poet, will be signing his books of poetry. Kathy Levey–will be doing woodcut block prints and finishing them with acrylics, Kelly Graham, local lowcountry painter, will demonstrate. David Musial, painter and sculpture of quirky slice of life images will begin the festivities a 2 pm and continue until dark.
Maye River Gallery 757-2633
Local ceramic artist Laura Silberman’s collection of holiday ornaments, functional and decorative creations will be featured along with a variety of holiday gift selections from 17 other artists.
Pluff Mudd (Calhoun Street) 757-5590
The gallery welcomes five new artists to the gallery: Kiln Formed Glass by Julia Smoak, Jewelry by Pegg Carvell, Sweetgrass Baskets by Michael Smalls and Daurus Niles, Paintings by Laura Cody. In addition to these new artists, visitors to the gallery will see Photography, Original Paintings, Prints, Jewelry, Fiber Art, Soda-fired Pottery, Wood Turning, and Blown Glass by local artists.
Preston Pottery Studio (Church Street) 757-3084
Jacob Preston will be working at his craft in the old Bluffton Tabernacle on Church Street. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the artists as he creates custom sinks and decorative pieces. Keep an eye out for his distinctive glaze-on-glaze feather patterns and carved and inlaid designs reflecting the local environment.
Four Corners Framing and Fine Art (May River Road) 757-8185
Four Corners will be featuring the Low Country Photography of Marge Agin. Here in the area for 3 years now, Marge shares her digital manipulative eye in a number of formats. She will introduce a small series of some of her more popular images, some in oversize and some on canvas. Her artistic manipualtion of her photos turn them into a painterly expression of what we see each day here in our splendid environment.
All galleries and shops will be open until 8:00 p.m. Visitors to the galleries will see Photography, Original Paintings, Prints, Jewelry, Fiber Art, Soda-fired Pottery, Wood Turning, and Blown Glass, Pine Needle and Sweetgrass basketry by local artists.