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Savannah Arts: Art Scene in Savannah

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  • Places To Save (placestosavehhi.com) offers discounts on numerous Hilton Head attractions, including local theater companies.

Rich in history intrigue and character, elegant Savannah is one of the south’s most magnificent cities. In addition to the eclectic and well-respected Savannah Music Festival, SCAD (The Savannah College of Art and Design) is located in Savannah, and nearby Hilton Head, South Carolina, is the home of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, a multi-use venue featuring three theaters and a fine arts gallery.

Savannah Arts Information

  • Connect Savannah—Weekly paper with comprehensive arts and entertainment coverage
  • Art League of Hilton Head—Promotes and supports the visual arts for the cultural enrichment of Hilton Head and its visitors
  • The Guide—Links and regular blog postings covering Hilton Head area arts and entertainment

Art Museums

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Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art (SCAD)

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is one of the foremost institutions in the Southeast devoted to developing careers in the creative arts.  Its affiliated Museum of Art is designed for the enhancement of the curriculum at SCAD, but also for the enrichment of the Savannah community and Southeast region at large.

The Museum’s collection contains works in a …more…

Telfair Museum of Art

Telfair Museum of Art

The Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah is actually three museums in one, keeping its holdings in a trio of buildings, two of which are National Historic Landmarks.  With one admission payment, you get access to all three – and there is no need to rush because your admission gives you a week to visit all three locations: Telfair Academy (121 Barnard Street), …more…

Theater

South Carolina Repertory Company

South Carolina Repertory Company

SCRC’s goal is to provide Hilton Head Island with quality theatre in an intimate space and at a reasonable price. Since its inception in 1992, the company has produced a diverse assortment of plays and musicals in its flexible, 75-seat “black box” facility. Programming ranges from the classics to material that is completely new to the region, including Pulitzer Prize …more…

Classical Music

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra is a 70-member professional ensemble under the direction of newly appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor, John Morris Russell who will begin his tenure in the 2012-2013 Season. The group has grown from a small amateur chamber group founded in 1982 to a full-fledged ensemble replete with talented professional members and world-class soloists.

Subscription packages are available for several different combinations of concerts and are a great …more…

Savannah Philharmonic

Savannah Philharmonic

A fully professional orchestra, the Savannah Philharmonic presents around 10 programs each season with everything from orchestral and chamber masterpieces to pops and Broadway favorites.

The Philharmonic began as the volunteer-based Savannah Choral Society.  As that grew and began incorporating instrumental guest artists, it became apparent that Savannah might be ready for a new symphonic organization, after the collapse of …more…

Jazz

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Savannah Jazz Festival

The story of the Savannah Jazz Festival begins with the founding of the Coastal Jazz Association in 1982. The CJA began as a result of a jazz appreciation class offered at Savannah State University by bassist Ben Tucker and trombonist Teddy Adams. The Savannah Jazz Festival was founded the next year to give a public outlet to the music and musicians that the CJA supported, and it has become an …more…

The Jazz Corner

The Jazz Corner

The Jazz Corner is without question the location for live jazz in Hilton Head, and is steadily becoming one of the Southeast’s premiere locations for jazz.  Co-founded, owned and managed by jazz musician/entrepreneur Bob Masteller, the Corner has been dedicated since its inception to featuring high quality music in an acoustically ideal environment.  In addition to a fine-tuned listening …more…

Multi-Arts Festivals

Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival

SMF began in 1988, when it was called “Savannah Onstage International Arts Festival”. It was renamed in 2002, when its focus narrowed to featuring just music, albeit some of the most eclectic music to be found. In a single evening you can experience wildly different styles of music, from jazz to classical to pop. The 2010 festival featured pianist Lang Lang, Patty Loveless, Wilco, …more…

Venues

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

The Arts Center, which contains three theaters and the Walter Greer art gallery, presents five theatrical productions a year and hosts visiting musicians and performers. The Center also offers educational programs and community events, including free festivals and concerts and the annual Community Holiday Tree Lighting. ...more...

Art Museums

art-scad-museum-exterior

Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art (SCAD)

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is one of the foremost institutions in the Southeast devoted to developing careers in the creative arts.  Its affiliated Museum of Art is designed for the enhancement of the curriculum at SCAD, but also for the enrichment of the Savannah community and Southeast region at large.

The Museum’s collection contains works in a …more…

Telfair Museum of Art

Telfair Museum of Art

The Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah is actually three museums in one, keeping its holdings in a trio of buildings, two of which are National Historic Landmarks.  With one admission payment, you get access to all three – and there is no need to rush because your admission gives you a week to visit all three locations: Telfair Academy (121 Barnard Street), …more…

Theater

South Carolina Repertory Company

South Carolina Repertory Company

SCRC’s goal is to provide Hilton Head Island with quality theatre in an intimate space and at a reasonable price. Since its inception in 1992, the company has produced a diverse assortment of plays and musicals in its flexible, 75-seat “black box” facility. Programming ranges from the classics to material that is completely new to the region, including Pulitzer Prize …more…

Classical Music

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra is a 70-member professional ensemble under the direction of newly appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor, John Morris Russell who will begin his tenure in the 2012-2013 Season. The group has grown from a small amateur chamber group founded in 1982 to a full-fledged ensemble replete with talented professional members and world-class soloists.

Subscription packages are available for several different combinations of concerts and are a great …more…

Savannah Philharmonic

Savannah Philharmonic

A fully professional orchestra, the Savannah Philharmonic presents around 10 programs each season with everything from orchestral and chamber masterpieces to pops and Broadway favorites.

The Philharmonic began as the volunteer-based Savannah Choral Society.  As that grew and began incorporating instrumental guest artists, it became apparent that Savannah might be ready for a new symphonic organization, after the collapse of …more…

Jazz

savannahjazz

Savannah Jazz Festival

The story of the Savannah Jazz Festival begins with the founding of the Coastal Jazz Association in 1982. The CJA began as a result of a jazz appreciation class offered at Savannah State University by bassist Ben Tucker and trombonist Teddy Adams. The Savannah Jazz Festival was founded the next year to give a public outlet to the music and musicians that the CJA supported, and it has become an …more…

The Jazz Corner

The Jazz Corner

The Jazz Corner is without question the location for live jazz in Hilton Head, and is steadily becoming one of the Southeast’s premiere locations for jazz.  Co-founded, owned and managed by jazz musician/entrepreneur Bob Masteller, the Corner has been dedicated since its inception to featuring high quality music in an acoustically ideal environment.  In addition to a fine-tuned listening …more…

Multi-Arts Festivals

Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival

SMF began in 1988, when it was called “Savannah Onstage International Arts Festival”. It was renamed in 2002, when its focus narrowed to featuring just music, albeit some of the most eclectic music to be found. In a single evening you can experience wildly different styles of music, from jazz to classical to pop. The 2010 festival featured pianist Lang Lang, Patty Loveless, Wilco, …more…

Venues

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

The Arts Center, which contains three theaters and the Walter Greer art gallery, presents five theatrical productions a year and hosts visiting musicians and performers. The Center also offers educational programs and community events, including free festivals and concerts and the annual Community Holiday Tree Lighting. ...more...