Art and authors on tap this weekend throughout old town

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Art and authors on tap this weekend throughout old town

By HANNAH H. CARROLL hcarroll@islandpacket.com 843-706-8124
Published Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in The Island Packet  |  351 Words  |  communities/bluffton

The Bluffton Village Festival has come and gone, but there's still plenty of fun to be had in old town.
The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society, for instance, is hosting a book signing and estate sale Saturday, and the monthlong Bravo -- Celebrate the Arts festival brings two events to the streets of old town this week. All events are free.

  • Art Walk in Old Town Bluffton, 3-8 p.m. Thursday in nine galleries on Calhoun Street, Boundary Street and May River Road: Sponsored by the Old Town Bluffton Merchants Society, this Bravo event features artists painting en plein air throughout the historic district. Enjoy wine and refreshments as you hop from gallery to gallery.
    Pick up a map of the stops at any of the galleries. The event culminates with Art in the Park on Saturday. Details: 843-757-8185.
  • Art in the Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, DuBois Park and Boundary Street: Artists will be finishing their plein-air paintings in DuBois Park while live music plays on Boundary Street. The creations will be sold by silent auction, with half of the proceeds going to Alzheimer's Respite and Resource. Details: 843-757-8185.
  • Authors on the Porch, 11 a.m.-
    2 p.m. Saturday, Heyward House Historic Center, 70 Boundary St.: Meet some of your favorite Lowcountry authors at this book-signing event. Featured writers include "Queen Quet" Marquetta L. Goodwine ("Gawd dun smile pun we: Beaufort Isles"), Joan Mullins ("The Mystical Garden"), Jim Palmer ("Going Coastal Twelve Months and Then Some of Stumblin' Jimmy Watermelon") and Jane Price Hill ("Hilton Head Island: Unpacked and Staying"). The authors' books will be available for purchase and autographs. Details: 843-757-6293.
  • Colcock-Teel Estate Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 46 Colcock St.: The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society acquired the Teel House in October, and plans to store its archives there. Before that can happen, all the furniture, linens, art, kitchenware, books and other items left in the house must go. All proceeds benefit the society and its preservation efforts. Details: 843-757-6293.