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May - The Month for Arts and Culture in Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry were discovered and embraced by artists in all media for its pristine beauty and cultural heritage. Today we celebrate a thriving arts community with "Bravo", an annual event running the entire month of May. Here is just a sampling of what is offered to pique your artistic interests.

Hilton Head enjoys a healthy and vibrant theatrical community, and the productions in May are no exception.

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina will present "Spamalot" April 24 - May 26th, 2013. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Spamalot is "lovingly ripped off" from Monty Python's Holy Grail, call 843.842.ARTS or go to www.artshhi.com.

South Carolina Repertory Company presents "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" May 1st - 12th, 2013. A hilarious yet moving play about the meanest teacher of Gloucester High and the housekeeper (with her own secrets) he hires to look after him. 2PM and 8PM performances. For more ticket information call 843.342.2057 or visit www.hiltonheadtheatre.com.

Main Street Youth Theatre production is still to be determined. For ticket information call 843.689.6246 or visit www.msyt.org

The May River Theatre Company in Bluffton show is yet to be decided check back for more information but for general information call 843.837.7798 and to purchase tickets call 843.815.5581go online at www.mayrivertheatre.com to learn more.

For a musical performance, at the beginning of the month there will be the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra final concert of the season with piano soloist Charlie Albright and works by Grieg, Smetana and Schumann. Join them May 6th at 8PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. Tickets may be purchased online at www.hhso.org or by calling the box office at 843.842.2055

Then finishing out Bravo will be a "America Sings" presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society. The final concert of the season, this popular Memorial Day music fest features all-American repertoire from colonial folk songs to 19th century hymns to patriotic anthems - and a special musical tribute to our Armed Forces.Tickets are $20-$15 and the concert will take place 5/26/13 - 7PM First Presbyterian Church - 540 William Hilton Parkway. Call 843.342.3818 for details or go to www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

Included in the art exhibits around town, The Art League of Hilton Head will present its 2013 Biennale at the Walter Greer Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Admission is Free and all the art is for sale. May 6th - 29th 10:00AM - 4:00PM and one hour before show times. Call 843.681.5060 or visit www.artleaguehhi.org.

Lovers of art and the outdoors will enjoy two art outdoor markets on the Island. The first is actually at the end of April with The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn a wonderful juried fine art and craft show that hosts artists from 13 states. Taking place at Honey Horn April 27th - 28th 2013 10AM - 5PM Saturday and 11AM - 4PM Sunday ($6 per car parking donation). For more information call the Coastal Discovery Museum at 843.689.6767 or go to www.coastaldiscovery.org . And hopefully at the end of May we will once again have the Hilton Head Art Festival presented by Howard Allen Events at Shelter Cove. Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday May 25, 10:00AM - 6:00PM and Sunday May 26, 10:00AM - 5:00PM. Over 100 of the country's most talented artists will display over 15 million dollars of original and handmade artwork with mediums including jewelry, sculpture, pottery, photography, paintings and much more. For more details call 954.472.3755 or go to www.artfestival.com

This is just a sample of events taking place for "Bravo Celebrate the Arts" There are things to catch the fancy of young and old and also the chance to learn too. Keep an eye on our constantly updated Calendar of Events www.hiltonheadislander.com/calendar-of-events/may.asp

Once you have experienced some of the beautiful, interesting, intriguing and entertaining offerings on Hilton Head Island during the month of May, you'll know exactly why it's called " bravo!" you may even come back for an encore.

Enjoy!

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