Here’s Why You Need to Visit the Beaufort Art Association

At the heart of Beaufort, SC, is a community that supports and promotes local art. Opened in 1957, the Beaufort Art Association provides a platform of growth for local artists and adds a great educational value to the community through the visual arts: a must-see for any visitor wanting a true experience of South Carolina’s cultural heritage.

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Get to Know the Beaufort Art Association

The Beaufort Art Association (BAA) is a creative community in South Carolina that promotes regional art all throughout the country. The city was mentioned in 2005 as one of America’s top 100 art towns in John Villani’s book “The 100 Best Art Towns in America: A Guide to Galleries, Museums, Festivals, Lodging and Dining” and Southern Living Magazine ranked it at number 12. Needless to say, the Beaufort Art Association is right at the center of this artistic wave.

More Than 65 Exhibiting Artists

Counting more than 175 member artists and exhibiting more than 65 in their gallery located at 913 Bay St, the BAA gives the public access to a rich variety of creations from original paintings to reproductions, photography, pottery or even jewelry!

On top of featuring the artist’s work on their walls, the Beaufort Art Association Studio invites members and visitors to express their own creativity by offering affordable art classes. No need to be a Picasso, all levels are welcome.  Book your class today!

A Handmade Art Show This Season: Jan Glover and Barbara Miller

This season, the BAA featured two local artists with original jewelry making skills. Jan Glover and Barbara Miller present their exhibition “Element Flair” through January 9, 2018, where fabric and fiber meet. Enjoy an opening reception on November 3, 2018, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It’s always a magical time of year! 

More than just jewelry, the handmade pieces also take on a social and political statement. Glover uses Fair Trade Kazuri Beads, handmade by women of the Swahili tribe in Kenya. Every purchase enhances the lives of these women and their families by providing them with health and child care. A portion of the sales also benefits to Water Mission, an organization providing clean water to underprivileged communities.

Other Special Events You Don’t Want To Miss

On November 18th, 2017,  the Beaufort Art Association will host their annual Holiday Boutique event. “It’s a great opportunity to buy original art for a small price,” says Gallery Chairperson Cynthia Zeiss. Featuring limited edition creations from local artists, it’s the perfect occasion to find unique gifts for your loved ones.

The Beaufort Art Association is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. With an assortment of wonderful events and carefully curated exhibits, it’s no secret this beloved gallery is a delightful place to experience. Start planning your visit today!

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