Give something special, unique, and handcrafted this holiday season and support local artists and the local economy. Downtown Beaufort art galleries and private home art studios will be open for business to encourage everyone to “shop art” on Artists Sunday, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 26. You might find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift to make someone’s holiday truly memorable!

Freedman Arts District, Beaufort Area Hospitality Association, and the Beaufort Cultural District have partnered up to make Artists Sunday festive with sidewalk musicians, whimsical selfie boards, the bike rack design competition winners announcement at USCB’s Visual Art & Design building, and even Santa making an appearance!

Have a music lover on your list? How about a miniature “Lowcountry” painting on a piano key — you can find it at Rhett Gallery. A handcrafted wood charcutier board for the always gracious host awaits you at the Beaufort Art Association. Galleries along Bay Street and West Street are inviting shoppers to look beyond big box store outlets for unique gifts, and 9 private studios on neighboring streets will be hosting open house(s). An online map to all the day’s activities happening on Artists Sunday will be posted starting Nov. 15th on Individual gallery and home studio hours vary from 11-4 and street activities continue past 5pm.

Whether it’s adorning a wife’s wrist with a bracelet as unique as she or commissioning a grandchild’s portrait, shopping this holiday season will be so much more special in downtown Beaufort on Artists Sunday, November 26.