Visitors strolling through Old Town Bluffton can spice up their social media feeds now thanks to a pair of colorful murals on the walls of the front porch at the Society of Bluffton Artists gallery. The fun photo opportunities at the corner of Calhoun and Church streets are the result of a collaboration between SoBA artist/board member Steve Gregar and a group of Bluffton High School students under the guidance of visual arts teacher Kristen Munroe.
Planning for the murals began in the Spring of 2020, and the group of 15 students began to work on them in October. Because social distancing measures had to be observed, only a few students could work on the murals at a given time. One of the murals is a garden scene with a large set of brightly colored monarch butterfly wings that people can “wear” for their photo op.
The murals won’t be the only work of the Bluffton High art students on display at the gallery, as SoBA has selected them to be the Featured Artists for March. From March 2 to April 3, a wide array of the students’ art will be on exhibit and for sale inside the gallery, ranging from paintings and drawings to photography.
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 open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, except Sunday when we’re open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Please visit www.sobagallery.com for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.