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2017-18 Bluffton Art Walks

Fall Art Walk, November 24

We’ll be open late on Black Friday for Old Town Bluffton’s Fall Art Walk! Come join us for a glass of wine, light snacks, and a variety of great art.

Also, mark your calendar for Art Walks in 2018:

Winter Valentine’s Art Walk, February 9

Spring Art Walk, April 6

We hope to see you at the gallery!


Accolades for our artists!

The art of three of our artists—Mary Lester, Kathryn Riley Parker and Donna Varner—appeared in the November issue of LocalLife, the low country’s newest magazine. The article, Our Artists, featured “a glimpse of exceptional work created by local hands.” Mary’s “Keeping a Clear Mind” appears on page 112, and Donna’s “we-bop” appears on page 114. Kathy’s painting, “He and She” appears on the Features contents page on page 10.

Artists Accolades

Mary Lester

Mary Lester

Mary’s painting, Cosmic Travelers, was selected to be part of ArtPop! Beaufort, 2017.  ArtPop is a program that promotes local artists' work through available billboard space in the greater Beaufort area. This program is made possible by donations of space from Adams Outdoor Advertising in collaboration with Beaufort Arts Council. Mary’s artwork will be featured on prominent billboards throughout Beaufort County during the year.


The Story of the Piano

the piano

In 2016, Vickie Jourdan contributed her painting skills to the HHSO League’s fundraiser for the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. “PianoPalooza” consisted of six pianos donated to the HHIPC and painted by local artists. The pianos were displayed around town, then were moved March 1 to the Art League of Hilton Head gallery where they were available for bidding at silent auction. A number of our Pluff Mudd partners pooled some funds, bid on, and won Vickie’s piano. It now graces our front porch, delighting many of our customers who sit and play and (sometimes) sing!



Another award for Pluff Mudd: Local newspaper, the Sun Today, named us "Most Eclectic Gallery" in their 2016 Select poll.  Last year, the Sun Today, named us "Best Gallery" in their poll. For two years in a row (2014 and 2013), the Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards, named Pluff Mudd as "Favorite Art Gallery in Bluffton". We've also received the Best of Bluffton awards (Bluffton Today, 2012 and 2014) as the "most eclectic gallery"! Can there be a more fun place to shop for art? Visit us next time you're in Bluffton and see why Pluff Mudd is a perennial favorite!