Hilton Head Art Festival brings in a large crowd

IF YOUR MEMORIAL DAY PLAN S INCLUDE A TRIP TO HILTON HEAD ISLAND .BE. PREPARED FOR LARGE CROWDS AND THE ISLAND’S ART FESTIVAL. OURES JSICA BATTISTA HAS THE STORY. (P ) KG “WE ALL HAVE BEEN STUCK INSIDE FOR SO LONG, ITS SO REFRESHING TO BE OUT AND TALK TO OTHER HUMANS.” HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAD THE SAME FEELING. THEY SPENT TIME AT THE HILT HONEAD ART FESTIVAL AT THE SHELTER COVER HARBOR AND MARINA ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SOT- LEILA PRIOLEAU- OWN ER OF BEADS IN THE VI- NE “THEY DIDN’T EVEN THIS EVENT LAST YEAR- SO I AM GTERAFUL THEY ARE DOING THI” S. LELIA PRIOLEAU WAS HAPPY TO SEE SUCH A LARGE CWD. RO SHE COUNTS ON PEOPLE BUYING HER HANDMADE JEWELRY TO MAKE A LIVING. SOT- LELIA PRIOLEAU- OWNER OF BEADS IN THE VI- NE “IT FEELS GREAT THAT SO MUCH PEOPLE ARE HELPING SMA LL BUSINESSES LIKE MINE.” AMONG ALL THE ARTWORK….CRAFTS…AND POTTERY SITS ANDREA SMITH’S BOOTH. SH E IS THE OWNER OF 7TH& PALM. A BUSINESS FOCUSED ON T AR WITH A PURSEPO SHE USED THIS EVENT TO SHCAOWSE HER ARTWORK…STATIONARY AND GREETING CARDS. SOT- ANDREA SMITH- OWNER AND ARTISTS OF 7TH& PALM- “JUST TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAWE T DO, AND SELL SOME STUFF IS A BIG LIFE SAVER, ESPECIALLY WITH THE PANDEMIC.” ALL THE WALKING AND BROWSING PEOPLE DID LIKELY MADE THEM HUNGRY . FRANK ROSS… IS BENEFITING FROM THE FOOT TRAFFIC. HIS FISH MARKET IS RIGHT NEXT TO THE ART FESTIVAL SOT- FRANK ROSS- OWNER OF SCOTT’S FISH MARKET- “IT HAS BEEN VERY BU, SY PROBABLY THE BUSTIEST MEMORIAL DAY LUNCH WE HAD. THE MONTH OF MAY HAS BEEN E TH BUSIEST MONTH WE HAVE HAD SINCE WE OPENED IN 201” 6. STAND UP- “YOU CAN SEE RHT IG BEHIND ME ALL THE TRAFFIC, THAT IS GOING TO HILTON HE.”AD – *NAT SOUND OF TRAFFIC* TRAFFIC MEANS MORE BUSINESS BUT IT ALSO MEANS LARGER CROWD S. THAT’S CREATING A CHALLENGE FOR SOME PLACES. SOT- FRANK ROSS- OWNER OF SCOTT’S FISH MARKET- “BE PATIENT WITH RESTAURANTS BECAUSE THE LABOR SHORTAGE IS REAL .” SHORT OF STAFF AND IN SOME CASES DOLLARS. SO REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR LOL BUCASINESSES. REPORTING IN THE LOWCOUNTRY JB WJCL 22 NEWS-

Hilton Head Island is busy with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend. The Hilton Head Island Art Festival is taking place Memorial Day weekend, from Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The festival takes place on Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, the event is presented by Nash Gallery.The outdoor festival featured a selection of art including pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, photography, and more. One of the artists that participated was Lelia Prioleau, owner of Beads on the Vine. “They didn’t even have this event last year so I am grateful they are doing this,” Prioleau said. Prioleau was happy to see such a large crowd attending the festival, where she sold her handmade jewelry. “It feels great that so many people are helping small businesses like mine.”Another artist that is participating in the festival is Andrea Smith, the owner of 7th & Palm. “We all have been stuck inside for so long, it’s so refreshing to be out and talk to other humans,” Smith said.Smith used this event to showcase her artwork, stationery, and greeting cards. “Just to show people what we do, and sell some stuff is a big lifesaver, especially with the pandemic.” Frank Ross, is the Owner of Scott’s Fish Market, whose restaurant is right near the art festival is also seeing a big crowd this weekend. “It has been very busy, probably the busiest memorial day lunch we had. The month of May has been the busiest month we have had since we opened in 2016.”Due to the staffing shortage, Ross asks customers to be patient. “Be patient with restaurants because the labor shortage is real.”

Hilton Head Island is busy with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.

The Hilton Head Island Art Festival is taking place Memorial Day weekend, from Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The festival takes place on Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, the event is presented by Nash Gallery.

The outdoor festival featured a selection of art including pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, photography, and more. One of the artists that participated was Lelia Prioleau, owner of Beads on the Vine. “They didn’t even have this event last year so I am grateful they are doing this,” Prioleau said.

Prioleau was happy to see such a large crowd attending the festival, where she sold her handmade jewelry. “It feels great that so many people are helping small businesses like mine.”

Another artist that is participating in the festival is Andrea Smith, the owner of 7th & Palm.

“We all have been stuck inside for so long, it’s so refreshing to be out and talk to other humans,” Smith said.

Smith used this event to showcase her artwork, stationery, and greeting cards. “Just to show people what we do, and sell some stuff is a big lifesaver, especially with the pandemic.”

Frank Ross, is the Owner of Scott’s Fish Market, whose restaurant is right near the art festival is also seeing a big crowd this weekend. “It has been very busy, probably the busiest memorial day lunch we had. The month of May has been the busiest month we have had since we opened in 2016.”

Due to the staffing shortage, Ross asks customers to be patient. “Be patient with restaurants because the labor shortage is real.”

Robert G. Mull

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