SOBA was originally established in 1991 and as a non-profit organization in 1994.
The Society is open to all adults and welcomes new members.
The gallery is located on the corner of Calhoun and Church Streets in historic
Old Town Bluffton in the Gallery Row district.
Gallery hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm on Sunday.
There is at least one participating artist on duty to assist you during your visit.
During any particular show approximately 100 original art works will be displayed.
As art is dynamic the show is changed every four weeks. Out of state visitors are always welcome.
THE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS:
In addition to the 1,200 square foot gallery, SOBA has created a learning center where SOBA members
provide professional art tutoring for local school students October through April.
This is a no-cost program extended to the students and school district.
For adult continuing education in the fine arts field, the Society's outreach program schedules guest speakers who
specialize in a range of particular art forms. The Society also offers adult classes year round.
The Society of Bluffton Artists promotes a public interest in, and an appreciation of, visual arts in the community.
SOBA assists artists, at all levels of development, enhancing their artistic abilities in the visual arts.
Welcome to the Society of Bluffton Artist's web site. SOBA is a non-profit organization extablished to promote a stimulating community environment for the visual arts and assist area students and artists in enhancing their artistic abilites. The Society of Bluffton Artists is operated by artist members. Art classes are available at the Society's Center for Creative Arts, as are demonstrations throughout the year by proinent artists.
Kids Art Camp
See info on upcoming workshops for adults and children on the Class Schedule page.
Bountiful Art and Beautiful Boats!
SOBA's New Satellite Location
SOBA has been invited by the Hilton Head Boathouse to help fill the spacious showroom walls at their new location in greater Bluffton. Practically at the entrance to Hilton Head, across the highway from Moss Creek, passersby can’t miss or resist the sparkling new boats parked outside. And inside this huge facility, visitors will be wowed by all the fantastic nautical, ocean and lowcountry inspired paintings provided by SOBA members.
The Hilton Head Boathouse is open from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday, and 9 am - 2 pm Saturdays in the fall season. Please stop in and see the beautiful boats – and beautiful art – all available for purchase on the spot! Contact Norma Deal at 705-3726 for more information.
See the Exhibitions and Publicity page for more information about this and upcoming shows.