Town of Hilton Head Island Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Municipal Gallery to Open at Town Hall

Town of Hilton Head Island Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Municipal Gallery to Open at Town Hall

Hilton Head Island, SC – The Town of Hilton Head Island Office of Cultural Affairs announces the launch of The Artist’s Gallery at Town Hall, an initiative to celebrate the contributions made by Hilton Head Island’s art community to the Town. The gallery is being presented in partnership with the Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head and the opening is slated for the end of September in time for “Crescendo” a month long celebration of the arts on Hilton Head Island in October.

“The Artist’s Gallery will be a public forum to highlight local artists, creating a space to showcase their work and an opportunity for our town to honor the important a role played by art in our community,” said Jennifer McEwen, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Town. “We are thrilled to create this platform to say thank you to island artists and share their talents with all who walk the halls of town hall, young and old.” With the gallery set directly outside Benjamin M. Racusin Council Chambers on the administration hallway, visiting officials, employees, and citizens will experience a welcoming and diverse display of art and culture from Hilton Head Island artists.

Artists will be selected through a review process and will need to demonstrate high quality of work and show a clear artistic voice. Submissions will be accepted through the Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head Island and must include residence information, artist bio, headshot, and a visual representation of the piece for submission. An online application is available at hiltonheadartsdaily.org and any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Natalie Hefter at nhefter@coastaldiscovery.org.

Pieces for the gallery will be selected through a juried process. The Selection Committee will be comprised of ACCHH members and personnel from the Town of Hilton Head Island. Members of the selection committee are not permitted to apply for entry for inclusion in the gallery.

The Town of Hilton Head Office of Cultural Affairs works to promote and support Hilton Head Island as a vibrant cultural destination that enriches our diverse community. We strive for the island to be recognized as a vibrant & distinctive destination known for its unique arts & culture assets that serve a diverse community and create a richer quality of life.

Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head coordinates, promotes, communicates and showcases the arts and cultural entities of the Hilton Head region, for the purpose of creating an arts destination, enriching the quality of life and speaking with one voice on cultural issues. Currently, the ACCHH consists of over three dozen members representing organizations large and small, individuals, writers, theaters, artists and more working together to highlight our rich cultural, historical, and artistic heritage.

Crescendo is the annual Celebration of Arts, Culture and History on Hilton Head Island and in the Bluffton area. Sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head (ACCHH), this regional event, is organized in October in collaboration with National Arts and Humanities month, and highlights and showcases the vast array of arts, culture and history organizations, individual artists, performers, and authors residing and working in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area.

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