Young Artists Performances

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To afford leading  pre-conservatory and conservatory students the opportunity to perform  classical repertoire in a supportive environment.  To provide our audiences with high quality concert experiences in an intimate setting.  Net proceeds from each performance are used to provide grants to emerging young artists.

5 Hummingbird Ct
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926

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(267) 229-2714

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800 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

(843) 802-2258

LOCAL Life is about living well in the Lowcountry. Stories are everywhere: intriguing people and places, food and fashion, culture and creativity, homes and health.

These stories embody our local style and sophistication with a southern twist. Eloquently written words and stunning photography capture the local essence in a way that educates, entertains and engages locals who are inspired and want more.

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BO ART is a collaborative environment where in people can explore and create together and have easy, affordable access to equipment used for various art mediums including, but not limited to  pottery wheels, woodworking tools and jewelry making utensils. We foster connection, inspiration and hands on learning to people of all ages.

BO ART, Inc.

Dunnagens Alley

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Contact: Bobbie Fertig

Contact email:

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Hilton Head Prep Arts Guild

8 Fox Grape Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


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The mission of the Arts Guild is to work in concert with Hilton Head Preparatory School administrators and arts faculty to nurture, support and enrich the arts program and curriculum through the integration and exploration of music, drama and the visual arts.

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Public Art Exhibition

4 Northridge Drive, Suite A



The Public Art Fund was established by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry in 2006 with the purpose of procuring and placing world class art in the public realm across Hilton Head Island.

 Every two years the Public Art Fund Advisory Committee invites sculptors from around the world to submit entries of large-scale sculptures to be part of this exciting outdoor art exhibition. For each exhibition we receive hundreds of entries. A jury, comprised of community leaders, Public Art Fund Advisory Committee members and curatorial consultants, select 20 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces are then temporarily installed at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn for a four month period, allowing visitors to stroll the grounds at their leisure. There are no entrance fees and the exhibition is open during museum hours. The exhibition draws tens of thousands of visitors, both locals and out-of-towners. 

 At the end of the exhibition, the Public Art Fund purchases one piece that is donated to the Town of Hilton Head Island for their growing public art collection.

 The 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island runs from September 28, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

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Patti Maurer Choreography and Productions


Patti Maurer - Choreographer


Patti Maurer (Choreographer and Productions) has the pleasure of choreographing for a multitude of organizations and schools in the greater Hilton Head area.  She  recently choreographed the sold-out production of Evita  for the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Since 2006 she has assisted with choreography and also performed in many past Arts Center productions including Mary Poppins, 9 to 5, Singing in the Rain, 42nd Street, Anything Goes!, How to Succeed in Business, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hello Dolly!, Hooray for Hollywood, My Fair Lady, The Producers, and A Chorus Line. Other choreography credits include Big Fish for the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute, 13, and Schoolhouse Rock Live for the Main Street Youth Theatre, Little Mermaid, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Favorite Things Revue, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,and Sound of Music for the Hilton Head Preparatory School, Sound of Music, Tarzan, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast, and Annie for the Hilton Head Christian Academy, Sounds of Plaid and her own original musical The Motown Bass for the Hilton Head Island High School. She started the dance department at the Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts and wrote six original productions including The Charleston  which was selected to perform at the internationally recognized Spoleto festival in 2009. Other notable choreography credits include Sea World's New Year's Rockin' Eve, NFL Association's Superbowl Kickoff Party, Innovations Dance Company, Picus Dance Company, MAD Dance Company, Burdine's Fashion Shows and Stage Eleven. 


She has a BFA in Dance and a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has performed throughout the United States, Korea, and Japan. She is the current Chair of the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head, the past Executive Director and current Vice President of the Island School Council for the Arts. 


In her spare time, she co-produced Broadway's Tuck Everlasting,  was an associate producer for  the limited engagement of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and a General Partner in the Alexis Funds with such hit shows as Come From Away, The Front Page, Hello Dolly!, Escape to Margaritaville, and Australia tours of The Book of Mormon, and Jersey Boys. She is General Producer of the Broadway-bound Little Dancer, premiering in Seattle March 22, 2019. 



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Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute


Email Address:

Speak to the SSTI Director

(866) 600-8181

Mailing Address (Year Round)

P.O. Box 3512

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Campus Address

Hilton Head High School

70 Wilborn Rd.


Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

SSTI is dedicated to creating professional performers on-stage and off. Beyond triple threat training, an amazing production and lifelong memories, we are dedicated to

developing our teenagers not only as performers, but as people. Our 8-hour rehearsal days test the drive and stamina of our performers and let them know if this is truly what they want to do for the rest of their lives. The long days of a real life performer simply cannot be recreated during the school year. SSTI provides the ideal setting for aspiring performers and technicians to test their skills, passions and drive. We will never compromise our program for the sake of large numbers. We will only accept 20-25 cast members, thus giving each student our utmost and undivided attention

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Needlepoint Junction

Needlepoint Junction

1000 William Hilton Parkway Ste, J7E

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928




If you are a Needlepointer, A hand-painted canvas is like a blank piece of paper, the way it is interpreted is where the creativity comes alive. The needlework is the mastery.

If you Knit or Crochet is your love, your needles and yarn are like a slab of clay, you are the sculptor and your tools help you carve something amazing.By working closely with you, we help define your visions through color, different stitches and new ideas. Whether it be bold and different or traditional and timeless, we are always here to lend a hand.

We do our best to make everyone comfortable. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a master.

We enjoy the beauty of different fibers and textures and what they can do.  We all come together with our passion of the Needlearts.

We invite you to come visit us, sit, stay awhile, inspire others or be inspired to create something amazing.


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Hilton Head Christian Theater


55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Tel: (843) 681-2878 | Fax: (843) 681-9758

The HHCA Theater Department is dedicated to creating a collaborative learning environment with exceptional education in the dramatic arts. We aim to elicit creative self-expression, critical thinking, confidence, and artistry through our theatre course offerings, main stage productions and other performance occasions. Students are given opportunities to showcase the talents our Lord has blessed them with as performers, directors, designers, musicians and stage technicians. HHCA is also committed to producing superior shows that will continue to delight, entertain, and educate audiences. In recent years, HHCA has brought to stage shows such as Getting to Know 'G2K' Cinderella, Annie, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin Jr, to name a few.

HHCA Theater also presents a unique opportunity for students to become responsible citizens. In order to have a satisfying and successful theatrical performance, every ensemble member must actively participate as a team member. Every student must practice respect of himself, the other ensemble members, and the performance environment. Every student must meet his commitment to himself and the other performers. Every student must develop the skills and knowledge necessary to participate successfully within the artistic and social framework of the theatrical ensemble. Every student must strive for excellence and take pride not only in his individual work, but also in the cooperative production of the ensemble.

For more information regarding the HHCA Theater Department or upcoming performances, contact director Michelle McElroy at

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May River Theatre

May River Theatre is a community theatre producing, directing and performing a year round calendar of well-loved musicals and plays.

Box Office:

38 D Burnt Church Park
Bluffton SC 29910

Phone: (843) 815-5581

Mailing AddressMay River Theatre Co. Inc.
P.O. Box 1674
Bluffton, SC 29910

Home Office:Phone: (843) 298-5824

Theatre Address:Ulmer Auditorium
Bluffton Town Hall
20 Bridge Street
Bluffton SC 29910  

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Single Star

This is a photo of the island where I live and work.  The sailboat in the photo is the Schooner Welcome.  My husband, Peter, and I chartered this Concordia yacht for 16 years in island waters.  I have been here for over 35 years and share this island with wildlife large and small.  Sharing is not an option here as these creatures were here thousands of years before we.  Humans also visit this island throughout the year including artists, writers, tennis players, golfers, fishermen, and beach lovers.  We share with them, too.  Thank you for visiting this site and listening to my work.

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Charleston Opera at Hilton Head

Location : Sonesta Hotel

The Charleston Opera production of the Puccini masterwork La Bohème, the most beautiful, tragic love story of all Italian Grand Opera, will come to the Sonesta Shipyard on Hilton Head Island January 21st and 22nd, 2017.  This whole year, in all the cities across America, there have been just six productions of this magnificent and popular opera.
With almost a hundred people from opera singers and chorus, orchestra and conductor, lights, stage, sets, costume, make-up, marketing and management, the opera is the most complicated of all the performing arts. Final rehearsals will take three weeks but work began right from the auditions, which were held in the Opera America Center, New York City and at the Miami Music Festival. The artistic director David Templeton, together with author Martin McFie who presents the opera, decided right from the start that this would be an authentic, period production. There is no sound system, the singers project their powerful voices and the orchestra conducted by Michael Rossi support them. The opera is sung in the original Italian but words appear in English on the canopy so that the audience can follow the twists and turns as the story unfolds. The costumes are in 1890s period, the ladies wear button boots and bright dresses. Using some special theatrical smoke and mirrors, the ballroom will be recreated as the magnificent interior of the Nice opera house in France.
The opera is set in Paris, in the first act our hero Rodolfo sings the beautiful aria Che gelida manina to Mimi, your tiny hand is frozen. He rises up to an impossible sustained note and the orchestra rolls up underneath him to a dramatic crescendo like thunder -- that's when we know for certain they have fallen hopelessly in love. There are three more acts of drama and wonderful music to follow, yes, and terrible tragedy too.
The award-winning Sonesta hotel in Shipyard on Hilton Head Island will host the event, so special Opera by the Ocean weekend packages are available. Change into evening dress in your hotel room, come down to take a glass of champagne, then go in to hear this most moving masterpiece. After the opera, retire for the night and the following morning walk the beach right outside the hotel with a mind still filled with romance and music. The natural setting is beautiful, people take their time to dress elegantly and make a weekend event of this pinnacle of musical performance.
This is a dramatic experience not to be missed, and never to be forgotten.


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92nd Street Y Live - Linda Bloom

Live from NY's 92stY™, now in its 15th year, uses simulcast technology to broadcast 92stY's renowned educational, arts and cultural programming to community organizations across America. Congregation Beth Yam in Hilton Head, SC offers these live simulcast programs to the Lowcountry region. 

Programs located at the Y's main building at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue in NYC available for simulcast include: performing arts programs (classicaljazz, Broadway and popular music, as well as dance performances,)  a series of talks and conversations, literary readings, film screenings, book reviews, adult education, cultural and community programs.

Gather with friends, neighbors, and colleagues for these remarkable broadcasts -- challenging, enlightening and edifying "big screen" productions, not available on cable. From the heart of Hilton Head, you can watch and listen to exceptional and engaging talent ... without leaving town. Light refreshments will be served.

All broadcasts will be shown at Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.  For more information, please go to

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Gabriele Hoffmann - Art History Lectures

Gabriele Hoffmann lectures on Art History with a focus on Modernism.  
Her presentations cover Realism, Impressionism, figurative Expressionism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, concluding with Pop Art and Conceptual work by contemporaries such as Andy Warhol. 
Ms. Hoffmann has a Master’s degree in art history from Hunter University, New York, where she wrote her 85-page thesis on Paul Klee’s Late Work.   
She is trilingual, has studied, lived & worked in Germany, France and NYC (26 years).   Gabriele Hoffmann has traveled to five continents and has been fortunate to see and study many of the 19th & 20th century masterworks in the original. 


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Camera Club of Hilton Head Island

The Camera Club of HHI has been a gathering place for photographers for almost thirty years. Our emphasis is on education with guest speakers, photo competitions, regular classes and field trips. We meet from September to June. Each year we have two exhibitions at Honey Horn and the Hilton Head Public Library. For more info

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Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance

Car lovers take note! World class automobiles take center stage each fall at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance.  With a backdrop of live oaks draped with Spanish moss, the island plays host to more than 500 automobiles—from classics to sports cars––along with wooden boats and antique aircraft. 

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