Art & Galleries

in Bluffton, South Carolina

Whether you’re on vacation and looking for a locally made piece as a souvenir or you’re a serious collector of fine art, Bluffton offers a lovely array of art and galleries sure to delight. They feature everything from oils, acrylics, and mixed media to pottery, woodcarvings, and photography, as well as host local and traveling exhibits and art shows throughout the year. And for those who want to improve their artistic skills, there are a variety of studio workshops held, all set against the beautiful backdrop of Bluffton.

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Cultural District

In 2016, Bluftton was designated a cultural district by South Carolina, formally recognizing the rich arts and culture of this community on the May River. Bluffton is a community that makes art a priority for its residents and visitors. Stop by the art galleries, farmers’ market and boutique shops to meet the artists and see their creations inspired by this Lowcountry home. With over 120 cultural attractions and three dozen annual festivals and events, there’s always arts and culture to discover in Bluffton.

National Historic Register Designations

Bluffton was first incorporated in 1852 and then designated a National Register Historic District in 1996. You’ll find this history on display in the Old Town Bluffton Historic District with more than 80 contributing historic structures. Many different building styles are on display here, such as the gothic architecture of the Church of the Cross on Calhoun Street, initially built in 1857. Discover the history of this historic town in the Heart of the LowcountryTM.
 

Culture, Charm, & Character

Stroll Bluffton’s tree-lined streets and discover a quirky, artistic small town that’s full of interesting characters, fascinating history, cultural gems, and Southern charm.
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