Against this backdrop, our December 1 First Thursdays Art Market promises even more sparkle than ever. Handmade crafts prompt gift ideas outside in the plaza, and inside our stores, the family of Sea Pines Center shops unveil their most festive offerings of the year.
Sara Burns, and La Bodega, local musical artists whom we have come to treasure, will add the blessings of music to the atmosphere and the occasion. The Shore Notes, Hilton Head Island’s women’s barbershop harmony group, will be strolling the plaza and caroling those songs that bring the season to life.
More Useful Than Ever
Many friends told us that the First Thursdays Art Markets were their first chance to venture out during the precautions of 2020 and what made then fit so well then has proved to be useful well beyond. Outdoors, in the lovely plaza amidst The Shops at Sea Pines Center, folks welcome the chance to move out and about while being sensible, too. This is only a part of why First Thursdays caught on so well.
The energy and variety of local artists whose work is on display this year includes Hilton Head’s own Selina King. These days, Selina’s work address is Brooklyn, yet the holidays bring Selina home for a trunk show at Palmettoes.
The background of live musicians and songwriters setting the mood and opening the hearts, the welcome and insiders’ hospitality of our merchants and restaurants make First Thursdays a custom that people look forward to again and again. The First Thursdays Art Market of December has become our own addition to Sea Pines Christmas traditions, as well as the continuation of an increasingly treasured custom.
The Sea Pines Way
Relaxed luxury is the signature of Sea Pines Center. The style is not for show. A sense of openness, a disarming informality is the nature of enjoyment here. Sea Pines residents and guests and visitors alike find what they need, enjoy what they wish, and discover what they want, without departing from the dream designed so carefully into the life of Sea Pines. Here, in the arms of Nature and the courtesies of culture and community, we enjoy an ideal of gracious living, at Christmastime or anytime we gather with family, loved ones, and friends.