MayFest

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Here comes the 40th Anniversary of  Mayfest coordinated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton!  This year’s event will be the biggest ever and will feature more than 200 artists and food vendors. Mayfest, also known as The Bluffton Village Festival, is considered one of the best hometown festivals in the country… and admission is free. Get ready for an outstanding event featuring local and regional arts and crafts, great music and delectable local foods up and down the street, our hilarious Ugly Dog contest and the messy, funny, pie eating contest. And, it will be the second year for the donut eating contest for kids 12 and under!

This year’s featured artist is Doug Corkern, long time Hilton head architect turned artist and a former Rotarian. He is largely responsible for the look of Hilton Head Island, having designed hundreds of buildings and homes. Now his pen and ink and watercolor drawings capture the charm and unique lifestyles of life in the Lowcountry.

Doug provided an original piece of art specifically for this year’s festival. Children dancing in the street with a friendly dog capture some of the essence that make this event very special to residents and visitors.

 
Artist Bio
 This year's featured artist is Amos Hummell. We are over the moon to have his bright color palette for the 2019 MayFest creative. A self-taught artist, Amos is often best described as a non-conventional employing all manners of materials in his work in the name of creative expression. He is a passionate, hands-on supporter of arts in education. Hummell works from his home studio, where he can be found for hours on end, replicating with paint and brushes the stories that fill his head. He ties to Bluffton (over 40 years) and his creativity are a perfect fit for this eclectic hometown festival.
 
Featured Artist