Must-See Art Galleries in Beaufort, SC
Did you know? Beaufort, South Carolina was rated as one of the top ten small art towns in the United States! From Gullah art to historic antique maps, Downtown Beaufort is sure to please! Read on to learn more about 5 local art galleries during your trip to Beaufort.
The Rhett Gallery, located at 901 Bay Street in Downtown Beaufort, was founded by Billy and Nancy Rhett in 1981 when they realized a need to find a home for their beloved antique maps and natural history maps. Stop by to view all of the beautiful pieces that the Rhetts have collected throughout the years and get a taste of Downtown Beaufort’s history!
Indulge in the artistic nature of Downtown Beaufort by visiting the Thibault Gallery and exploring the unique pieces created by local professionals. Featuring a “Meet the Artist"s” at each First Friday, you will have no problem finding your next special piece of art to take home as a souvenir or to decorate your home!
i pinckney simmons gallery
I Pinckney Simmons specializes in finding one-of-a-kind pieces of art for clients, and these range from antique American paintings, regional artists, and locale pieces. By sourcing art through Christies and Sotheby’s Auction Houses, the gallery has acquired fine paintings that have been placed in the South Carolina Supreme court, S.C. State House and more!
Beaufort Art Association
Stop by the Beaufort Art Association (BAA) to view the diverse talents of the Beaufort locals! Created over 15 years ago, the BAA is a non-profit designed to encourage, support and provide opportunities for the growth of all members.
Stop by LyBensons Gallery to experience one of South Carolina's finest Gullah and African art collections. There are Gullah descendants who live in Beaufort today and weave artwork from the region’s sweetgrass, and offer up their distinctive cuisine. Established in 1977, the LyBensons Gallery is a key piece of keeping the Gullah artistic style alive in Beaufort, SC.