Arts and Culture

Hilton Head Island is well-known for it’s exception recreational opportunities, however some are unaware of the area’s vibrant art and cultural environment. Author John Villani named Hilton Head Island number 22 in his book “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America,” below a few reasons we think why!

Arts and Culture Gullah Basket Weaving


Art Galleries

Hilton Head has a diverse range of art galleries, featuring local and internationally acclaimed artists. Click here for a comprehensive list of art galleries.


The Art Center of Coastal Carolina

The Art Center of Coastal Carolina hosts award winning professional, and broadway-caliber performances, that are an outstanding display of visual and performing art. The Art Center offers residents and visitors the perfect venue to enjoy musical artists, theatre, educational workshops and more.


Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

The highly acclaimed Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra brings beautiful symphonic music to Hilton Head and regularly features some of the best musicians in the world. They play from October through May, and offer nine classical concerts, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and a Summer Pops Series.


Gullah Culture

The Lowcountry’s interesting past is a basis of Hilton Head’s culture. The Gullah culture traditions of basket weaving, music, painting and food can be enjoyed at several locations throughout the area. Each February, the Native Islander Gullah Celebration provides both locals and visitors the opportunity to share in Gullah cultural traditions and crafts.



Hilton Head Island businesses also give locals and visitors and opportunity to create art for themselves! The Art Cafe is a paint your own pottery studio with hundreds of items to choose from. The Idea Studio offers classes in drawing, painting, pottery, stained glass & more for children and adults!




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