If you’ve never had the absolute pleasure of experiencing The Lowcountry’s artsy side, you’re missing out on something that is at once beautiful, expressive, and reflective of the area’s unique culture. There’s no better place to witness this first-hand than Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina. Here, you’ll discover multimedia works by dedicated and talented locals (plus a few well-known names, too). We’ve compiled everything you need to know about Calhoun Street Gallery, one of the best places in The Lowcountry to get your creativity fix. For even more local recommendations, be sure to:
Everything You Need to Know About Calhoun Street Gallery
It’s Not Just a Gallery
Despite its name, Calhoun Street Gallery is more than meets the eye. Though this tiny spot is certainly an artistic hub featuring an array of local works, it’s also a storefront! Once you step into this unassuming shop, you’ll be met with valuable antiques, wall hangings, ladies’ handbags, and so much more. Whether you’d rather quietly observe the nuances of beautiful paintings, browse local gift items, or a mixture of the two, you’ll want to meander into this little spot!
It’s Just Steps Away from the May River
For those who have never visited Old Town Bluffton, The May River is a bit of a hidden gem. For those who have lived in the “Bluffton State of Mind” for many years know that it’s a crucial part of Bluffton culture! This shimmering river has served as the driving inspirational force behind countless local artworks, so it’s worth a visit. Luckily, the Calhoun Street Public Dock is located just a 5-minute walk away from this gallery-meets-boutique! Find the gallery at 44 Calhoun Street in Bluffton’s Historic District.
When to Visit
The Calhoun Street Gallery is open between 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except for Thursdays and Sundays. On those days, the following hours are observed:
- Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Other Outstanding Bluffton Galleries
While this spot should be at the top of your list, there are countless more local galleries and boutiques worth exploring during your trip to Old Town Bluffton! Here are just a few of our favorite Bluffton galleries:
- Maye River Gallery
- La Petite Gallerie
- Ben Ham Gallery
- Four Corners Art Gallery and Fine Framing
- The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA).
Exploring Bluffton’s best art galleries is as easy as strolling just a few steps away from Old Town Bluffton Inn! Our elegant bed and breakfast is found in the heart of The Promenade, Bluffton’s newest and most vibrant neighborhood. You’ll love coming back to comfort and luxury after spending the day getting to know The Lowcountry’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! Then, why not grab a freshly prepared pastry and cup of designer espresso before you head out for the day? Our complimentary breakfast bar has just what you need to start your day in the “Bluffton State of Mind!”