I am thrilled to have you visit our site that exhibits all of which truly makes Hilton Head Island a great place to live, work, play, raise a family, do business, and visit. Town Council and I are committed to serving our residents and guests, artists and art-goers alike, at the highest possible level, and promoting all of our art, culture, heritage, and entertainment assets is part of that commitment.

A high-energy community, Hilton Head Island offers great sports and recreation and inspiring natural resources, but one of our greatest gems are our fine cultural offerings. The island is full of amazing historical sites that date back 4000 years and take us through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and the Reconstruction Era. There is a year-long calendar filled with festivals to honor many different cultures, cuisines, and interests. There are dozens of galleries and inspiring theatrical performances. We are the home of the Coastal Discovery Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and our world-class Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and its International Piano Competition.

The artists and historians are a vital and necessary part of a well-rounded community. One of the greatest things about Hilton Head Island, and the thing I love most about it, are the people. I am constantly amazed at how people from all over the world come here with unique ideas and experiences and work together to create shared values and the vision for this wonderful place that they have chosen to call home either year round or for a week or weekend. The unique natural resources, including our beach and marshland, act as a muse for both the professional and amateur artist. We are lucky that these inspiring surroundings attract the creative class to our island to be added to our rich fabric.

I hope that you enjoy all of the entertainment, history, art, and culture that our island has to offer. Join us at the next festival, performance, or exhibit opening. I’ll be on the lookout to say hello!


David Bennett