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The Society of Bluffton Artists Celebrates 30 Years

CRBJ Biz Wire //February 26, 2024//

The Society of Bluffton Artists Celebrates 30 Years

CRBJ Biz Wire //February 26, 2024//

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The Society of Bluffton Artists
SOBA Gallery:
6 Church Street
Bluffton, SC 29910

8 Church Street
Bluffton, SC 29910

Marie Burgeson,
The Society of Bluffton Artists Celebrates 30 Years
The Pearl Gala will take place 5-9 p.m. April 13th at the Berkeley Hall Club

The community is invited to attend The Society of Bluffton Artists’ Pearl Gala — celebrating 30 years of art in Bluffton — from 5-9 p.m. April 13 at the Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton.

The evening will include cocktail hour on the patio overlooking the beautiful grounds and then dinner and drinks, entertainment by a jazz duo and a brief slideshow of SOBA’s 30-year history. Attendees are also invited to participate in the silent auction of Wearable Art hand painted and modeled by SOBA artists.

“This is not a fundraiser, it’s a celebration,” said Marie Burgeson, SOBA’s president. “We’re offering something to the community for their enjoyment, and at the same time helping them understand and appreciate what our organization offers.”

Tickets are $100 per person. Registration with meal preference is available on the website Please respond by March 30th.

SOBA was established to promote a stimulating community environment for the visual arts and to assist area students and artists in enhancing their artistic abilities. SOBA was founded in the spring of 1994 by seven local artists, who had the idea of creating an organization where all levels of art skills are welcome, and to provide a place where their art can be beautifully exhibited for purchase.

Thirty years later, the non-profit 501c-3 organization has flourished with almost 200 members, who enjoy art classes, workshops, and demonstrations throughout the year by prominent artists. The SOBA gallery gives a home for experienced artists to exhibit their work, as well as for young artists who get to experience what it’s like to exhibit in a professional gallery and the thrill of selling their art. Over the years, SOBA has provided art programs at the Boys & Girls Club, sponsored trips to art museums throughout the state, funded scholarships to local college students pursuing art degrees and more.

About The Society of Bluffton Artists:

SOBA is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SOBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. The gallery is located at 6 Church Street and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays. Please visit for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.