Many industries have been severely impacted by the pandemic forcing businesses to get creative and adapt quickly. Artists who often work as gig workers found their theaters dark and performances canceled. Even in their time of struggle, they continued to create and connect our communities, being there in our time of need to physically and emotionally support us. From the drapes on our window, the writer of our favorite Netflix show, the song we dance to on our wedding day – art surrounds our daily life, giving us color and comfort.
To keep our community vibrant and alive, we need to support our local artists. Through their art, we can celebrate diversity, remember our history, and move our community forward. Here are just a few ways you can support the arts in our community!
- Spend the day at a museum!
From our Coastal Discovery Museum to The Sandbox, all our museums have gone above and beyond to adjust their exhibits and control traffic flow to keep you and your family safe. Be sure to check their calendars for extra fun activities and classes for the whole family.
- Fill your house with music!
While some in-person performances have been postponed, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra has gone digital! You can now stream SoundWaves every Monday at 7:30pm. See what’s streaming this week!
- Attend a performance!
The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is moving forward with its fall lineup operating at reduced capacity and strict safety measures. Enjoy performances like the Garden State Boys and Kinky Boots!
- Buy local art!
The best way to support our local artists is to buy their artwork. Check out this extensive list of local artists, they have some amazing work to choose from.
- Donate what you can!
Many of our favorite cultural institutions and individual artists rely on your contributions to help keep their lights on. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to an organization that has gone above and beyond for our community, the Island School Council for the Arts, who works to promote and advance arts education for the youth in the greater Hilton Head and Bluffton areas.
- Take a class!
Rolling up your sleeves and taking a class supports the artist while benefiting YOU!
At Bluffton School of Dance, we offer recreational dance classes for kids ages 2-6th grade. Children still need ways to stay active, express themselves, and interact with their peers. Our 6-Week Dance Session runs October 19 – December 5 giving your child the opportunity to explore dance in a safe, healthy environment!
There are countless benefits to having art in our life! From music to movement, art connects, heals, supports, and inspires. To keep our community thriving, let’s buy local, support the arts, and encourage our friends and neighbors to do the same. Together, we can keep our community healthy, happy, and creative!