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Shelter Cove Harbour Welcomes Back Popular Memorial Day Weekend Art Event

Eclectic Mix of Original Art – Live Music – Art & Craft Market

WHAT: 5th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour
WHEN:  May 25 - 26, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm                     WHERE: Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina             
Navigational Address: 1 Harbourside Lane, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938
To Support the Arts and the Local Community
:  Free and open to the public

Patron parking lots are located at the adjacent lot behind HS1 building, and the chamber lot across from the arts center. The Dunes Buggy transportation will be provided for patrons during show hours from the parking lots to the festival site at Neptune Circle.

WEBSITE:  www.artfestival.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:  info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

CALENDAR LISTING: May 25 – 26, 2013, 5th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour. 150 of the finest artists and crafters will converge upon Shelter Cover Harbour on Hilton Head Island for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit.  A wide variety of original artwork and affordable crafts will be on display and for sale.  Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m www.ArtFestival.com - 561-746-6615. Free.

For interviews with participating artists and images of their work, please contact AnaBelle Dweck at anabelle@artfestival.com .

Hilton Head, South Carolina (February 28, 2013) – An eclectic mix of art will be on display and for sale during the 5th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour Memorial Day Weekend. This year, a separate arts & crafts market will feature the finest crafters in the country. The event appeals to locals and tourists alike for the wide array of original artwork priced to suit all budgets.  The artists and crafters are hand selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure an extensive variety of artistic media that will appeal to a broad number of art enthusiasts, collectors and those looking for unique gifts. Admission is free and open to the public.

A Mediterranean-style deep-water marina with shopping and dining, Shelter Cove Harbour is located at 1 Harbourside Lane, directly across from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. The area is a popular waterfront shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists to Hilton Head.

“This event is a wonderful celebration of the arts,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “It is very much like an outdoor art gallery, perfect for art enthusiasts and collectors interested in new quality investments by emerging artists as well as the casual shopper.”


  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 150 artists and crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets - ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Art & Craft Market
  • Vast array of artistic media: 
    • Paintings
    • Life Size Sculptures
    • Photography
    • Ceramics
    • Glass
    • Wood
    • Handmade jewelry
    • Collage
    • Mixed Media


Partial List of Participating Artists:
Robin Aronson – Jacksonville, FL – Jewelry
Curtis Cecil – Thomasville, NC – Glass
Lilian Delgado – Bradenton, FL – Oil Paintings
Sally Douglas – St. Johns, FL – Pottery
Gerardo Leccese – Mt. Pleasant, SC – Mixed Media
Elbert Morris – Springfielf, VA - Photography
Laura Nigro – Rock Hill, SC – Jewelry

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:                                                                                                                                                   Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  The group’s founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique with works of both established and emerging artists.

AnaBelle Dweck
Howard Alan Events


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