A Gallery of Local ArtistS

SOBA is a cooperative gallery of local artists in the heart of historic Bluffton SC. With works from more than 100 artists, the gallery is always FULL of  original art created locally. Our exhibit is ALL NEW every month.

Upcoming Events

Featured Artist Karen Richards
April 3 – May 1, 2023

“Bring Nature Home”

Opening Reception, meet the artist
Thursday, April 6th at the gallery from 5-7 p.m.
Event open to the public

“Art for the Soul … Food for the Community”

5:30-9:30 p.m. May 5 at the Bostwick Pavilion at Moss Creek

Featured Artist
This Month
Featured Artist This Month
Judged Show

29th Annual Judged Show

Exhibiting March 6 – April 2, 2023 Opening Reception & Awards: 4-6 p.m. March 8, 2023 The Society of Bluffton Artists’ annual Judged Show is the non-profit …

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Our SOBA Instructors are Getting Rave Reviews

“Missy Gentile’s Abstract Art class is incredibly freeing! This class inspired me to think outside the box and divert from the traditional conventions of what we think art is supposed to be.

Missy’s teaching style is encouraging, supportive, and enlightening. She inspires you to reach beyond your comfort zone and not overthink your artwork in order to tap into a different realm of your creativity. This class is pure joy!”

– Bonnie Wade Mucia

“Mary Ann Ford’s Intermediate Acrylics Class provided a nice balance of practical, and theoretical content as well as helpful coaching while participants painted.  Mary Ann demonstrated techniques while creating a painting and answered specific questions from the participants.  

She is a very encouraging instructor, is flexible, has a good sense of humor. She sets a fun, relaxed tone for the classroom.  Participants with common and individual learning needs and interests can benefit from her teaching and experience.”

– Karen Magill

SOBA Gallery Art School

SOBA art teacher, Cynthia Van Nus, facilitated an open studio portrait class for 8 weeks. Beginner and more experienced students had a great time and advanced their skills.

Great turnout for
David Rankin Watercolor Demonstration

In The News

SOBA Art school

SOBA offers ongoing workshops and classes for adults and children. As a non-profit, SOBA is dedicated to outreach programs and scholarships that enhance the community’s creativity.