Just because you’re on vacation in Hilton Head doesn’t mean you have to lie on the beach all day. (Although there’s nothing wrong with doing that, too!) If getting away for you means getting in touch with your artistic side, or if you are looking for inspiration, or even if you just want to introduce the kids to the Hilton Head art and museums, you won’t be disappointed. Visual arts are easy to find on the island.

Nash Gallery

When in Shelter Cove, be sure to stop by the Nash gallery to see beautiful hand-crafted works such as jewelry, furniture, and blown glass.

Picture This Gallery

Head over to Palmetto Bay Road to see this classic fine art gallery. Or bring your own paintings for custom framing.

La Belle Image Fine Art Gallery

Enjoy the paintings of Richard Riverin at this gallery found on Harbourside Lane. You won’t need too much time to see the many works of Riverin and a few others, but the time spent will be an enjoyable break in your day.

Art League of Hilton Head

You’ll find this gallery inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (see below), which features a new artist each month. Variety is the name of the game – you never know what to expect, week to week.

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Primarily a performance art center, you may like to come here to enjoy a show. Don’t miss their biggest event – the Gullah Festival – in February to learn more about this rich cultural contribution to Southern society.


Even you are just looking for something different to do on a rainy day during your vacation in Hilton Head, we are here ready to inspire. Come visit and see what inspires us.