Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Whether you are here enjoying your Hilton Head vacation rental or live here full time, any time of year and for any age you can always find lots of things to enjoy and discover.
Like many frequent visitors to the area, you probably associate Hilton Head vacations with outdoor activities like golfing, boating, and biking. When you need a break from the great outdoors, there are plenty of fun indoor events, as well, and many of them take place at the Hilton Head Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The Arts Center is right across from Palmetto Dunes near the Shelter Cove marina, you can see plays, musicals, and dance performances, as well as other cultural events like art exhibits and galas.
2018/2019 Theater Season
The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina features different shows every season. Many of the actors are Equity actors from New York with some very talented locals sprinkled in. Various actors credits include TV and Film as well as regional theater. This season the Broadway caliber plays, and musicals will open in October with the Tony award winning play Amadeus. The Holiday offering in December will be the regional premiere for the beautiful musical An American in Paris. Noel Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit will be the February offering. The May show is the iconic A Chorus Line which allows you to enter and understand the world of the dancer’s and singers that strive to be actors every day. Legally Blonde: The Musical will finish off the theater season. Be sure and pencil in a show during your Hilton Head Island Vacation.
Besides plays and musical there are special events on Hilton Head from musical acts to comedy performers and dance. This year the music offerings range from
CSNsongs – Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young
The funk rock of Mother’s Finest
Guitar styling of Stanley Jordan
Get the Led Out – Led Zeppelin Tribute Band
Rebel Rebel: A Tribute to David Bowie
Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience
Comedians Rita Rudner in February and Henry Cho in July
Dance with Ballet Memphis January 18 and just in time for St Patrick’s Day Celtic Nights March 14 and 15th.
The Hilton Head Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is proud to host several cultural festivals every year. Starting in November enjoy the Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Holly Day Art Market then in February A Taste of Gullah celebrates the Gullah culture of South Carolina’s low country and Sea Islands. The festival features Gullah cuisine, dance, storytelling, and music. Later in the season, the Youth Arts Festival will feature performances and visual art exhibits by young students from around South Carolina. All of these events are good to mark on your calendar for you next Vacation on Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Fundraisers
To help offset the cost of running the Arts Center there are a couple of fun ways to raise funds. If golf is your game play in the Tee Off Fore the Arts in September. Last year’s Disco Party was such a success, join the fun for this year’s Bourbon Ball.
A true arts center wouldn’t be complete without a visual arts component. Near the box office is The Walter Greer Gallery with exhibits changing monthly through the joint venture with the Art League of Hilton Head. Promising Picasso’s is currently on display in the smaller Woods Community Room which also is a lecture or meeting space. Even if you don’t have time for a show during your Hilton Head Vacation during the day stop by the gallery mid island close to the Palmetto Dunes entrance to take in an always thoughtful exhibit.