If youâ€™re looking for more than a tchotchke to take home as a souvenir of your Hilton Head vacation, consider heading over to the annual Hilton Head Art Fair running Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27 at Shelter Cove Harbour. The event is free.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can browse through works from more than 150 artists from $25 hand-crafted earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. Thereâ€™s something to suit every taste and budget. Youâ€™re also welcome to strike up conversations with the artists themselves to get a deeper understanding for their inspiration.
While youâ€˜re admiring wood carvings, watercolors, photography and ceramic art, enjoy the scenery at ShelterÂ CoveÂ Marina, too. Stroll through the shops in this Mediterranean-inspired village and enjoy lunch at one of several cafes overlooking the water, such as Elaâ€™s Blu Water Grille or San Miguelâ€™s. On a warm day, an Italian Ice from Frostyâ€™s is also a real treat.
Shelter Cove Harbour is located right across the highway from PalmettoÂ DunesÂ OceanfrontÂ Resort, so throughout both days, the Palmetto Dunes Dunes Buggy van will be available to shuttle folks back and forth between the resort and Shelter Cove Harbour for free. Catch the Dunes Buggy at the free patron parking lots located at the adjacent lot behind the HS1 building and the chamber lot behind the arts center. The Buggy will drop you off at Neptune Circle in Shelter Cove. Â
Or free to pedal over by bike (Hilton Head Outfitters will be happy to rent you one!). Thereâ€™s a safe pedestrian tunnel under William Hilton Parkway.
The 4th annual HiltonÂ HeadÂ IslandÂ ArtÂ FestivalÂ at Shelter Cove Harbour is perfect opportunity to take a little or a lot of artistic inspiration home with you. Youâ€™ll find Hilton Head Island inspires artists and patrons alike.