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Media Release

Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces the Launch of its Municipal Gallery Initiative

Release Date: May 30, 2018

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618


The Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs announces the launch of The Artist's Gallery at Town Hall, an initiative to celebrate contributions from Hilton Head Island's art community to the Town.

Presented in partnership with the Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head, the gallery is slated to open at the end of September - just in time for "Crescendo," a monthlong celebration of the arts on Hilton Head Island in October. Local artists are invited to submit their work to be considered for the gallery.

"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 role arts play 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 the 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, a headshot, and a visual representation of the piece for submission. An online application is available at hiltonheadartsdaily.org. The application deadline is July 1. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Natalie Hefter at nhefter@coastaldiscovery.org.

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The Town of Hilton Head Island's 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 (ACCHH) 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 large and small organizations, 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 held in October in conjunction 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 Island and Bluffton areas.