Not only is Bluffton, South Carolina, naturally beautiful, but there are numerous local artists here that create equally stunning artwork! There’s no denying that our artists capture the special essence of living in the Lowcountry. A fantastic way to experience their work first-hand is to visit one of the best Bluffton art galleries! While there are countless to explore, we’ve compiled just a few to start with below. After you’ve added these creative spots to your itinerary, be sure to request our complimentary Bluffton Vacation Guide for more local recommendations!
Here Are 5 of Our Favorite Bluffton Art Galleries
Ben Ham Gallery
One of the most renowned Lowcountry photographers is Ben Ham, the namesake of this high-end Old Town Bluffton gallery. Here, you’ll discover stunning sepia-toned masterpieces that carefully frame scenes from the South and beyond. Ham himself even designed the building that houses his Bluffton collection! Find this gallery at 210 Bluffton Road in Old Town.
La Petite Gallerie
La Petite Gallerie may feature a French influence, but this spot is unique to the town of Bluffton. This gallery is located in a historic space on Calhoun Street, just a few steps away from Old Town Bluffton Inn! Here, you’ll discover multimedia pieces by six local painters and a jewelry artisan. This gallery’s rotating indoor-outdoor display is one you shouldn’t miss! Find La Petite Gallerie at 56 Calhoun Street.
Four Corners Art Gallery & Fine Framing
Located at 1263 May River Road (Suite B), Four Corners Art Gallery & Fine Framing offers both exceptional frame design and local artists’ works. One hallmark of this gallery is the variety of works displayed, including Gullah art! Here, you’ll view multiple different sculptures, paintings, wood carvings, and more.
The Society of Bluffton Artists
One of the most popular art galleries in Bluffton is The Society of Bluffton Artists, or what locals call SoBA. Over 90 local artists show their original oil, watercolor, and mixed media pieces here! Be sure to look for the purple sign to your left as you’re walking down Calhoun—this collection is housed within a fairly unassuming building. Find SoBA at 8 Church Street in Old Town Bluffton.
Maye River Gallery
Locals instantly recognize the signature pink bike that sits in the front yard of Maye River Gallery. If you like the building’s bright, photogenic exterior, you’ll love browsing the beautiful works of art displayed inside! Be sure to set aside a few minutes to explore this 2011 Best of Bluffton winner’s paintings, sculptures, baskets, pottery, photography, and more! Maye River Gallery is located within walking distance of Old Town Bluffton Inn at 37 Calhoun Street.
Exploring Bluffton’s best art galleries is as easy as strolling just a few steps away from Old Town Bluffton Inn! Our elegant, family-owned inn is found in the heart of The Promenade, the Lowcountry’s most up-and-coming neighborhood. You’ll love coming back to comfort and luxury after spending the day getting to know southeastern South Carolina’s scenic marshlands, unique shops, and thriving arts community. Our beautiful, new-construction guest rooms feature plush beds, hand-picked French Eclectic furnishings, and premium amenities found nowhere else in town. You’ll love looking out over your open-air balcony and taking in the sights and sounds of Old Town Bluffton! You may even be able to see an event like the Bluffton Farmers Market or MayFest from your accommodation.