Vote For Your Favorite in the Garden Tour Art Show
February 2020 Issue
Written by Rinsha Ballani
Photography provided by All Saints Episcopal Church
On Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 10am to 4pm, the All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island will be presenting its eagerly awaited 33rd Annual Garden Tour. An event not to be missed, the Garden Tour will feature seven stunning gardens throughout Hilton Head and Bluffton, as well as lunch and a stop at a boutique.
The famous Garden Tour was brought about in the earliest years of the church’s existence, with a commitment to create togetherness and joy, bringing the congregation together on a common project. After two incredible years of success, it was decided to expand the organization of this growing project in order to benefit charities in the local community. Since then, the All Saints Garden Tour has donated more than $500,000 to organizations in need, focusing on non-profit groups that work to combat homelessness, hunger, aging and illiteracy. The 2020 grant recipients are The Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry, The Antioch Educational Center, St. Stephens United Methodist Church Outreach Foodbank, Family Promise, Crossroads Community Support Services and Safe Harbour.
Since 2003, an essential piece of the event’s puzzle is the All Saints Garden Tour Art Show, in which hundreds of local artists create their garden-related masterpieces in various mediums to be entered into a poster contest. This year, the Art Show will be located at Hilton Head Regional Hospital from February 1 to March 1, where up to 70 art works will be contending for the grand prize. The work of the winning artist will appear on more than 600 copies of the poster, which will be displayed throughout the Lowcountry, as well as on the cover of the event’s ticket booklet.
You are invited not only to attend the art show, but to be a judge, as well! All entries will be displayed in the main corridor of the hospital for the entire month and you are invited to visit and vote. The winner will be announced at a reception for the artists in the hospital lobby on March 1. All displayed art works will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting both the artists, as well as the Garden Tour’s six grant winners.
For more information about the Art Show and the Garden Tour, visit www.allsaintsgardentour.com. Tickets for the Garden Tour will be available online in March and at local businesses in April.