Bo Art, a coop gallery with eight resident artists, recently opened at at 19 Dunnagans Alley, on the south end of Hilton Head Island, above Ruby Lee’s.

In addition to gallery space, several artist studio spaces are now occupied by three painters, a jeweler, a potter, a glass artist, a wood working and metal fabrication artist, and a sculptor-furniture maker. Additional studios can be used by visiting artists, resident artists and for classes.

Artists in residence include Mira Scott, Bobbie Fertig, Logan Leggs Edelman, Tayloe Cook, Jack McNulty, Cris Hanses, James McGrath and Jane Kaskie. Current showing artists are Pam White, Arla Crumlich Wibble and Maddie Terry.

The 2,300-square-foot space is designed to bring the community together to create. The organizing artists view the operation of the space as a new economic driver for the community and the beginning of an arts district.

The non-profit group is hosting Art Noir, A Black-Tie Gala, at 5:30 p.m. March 9 to raise funds for additional equipment for the community to use. On the wish list are: 3D printer, CNC machine, pottery wheels, lathe, table saw, propane-oxygen tanks, jewelry-making equipment and the like. Donations are welcomed.

The mission of the organization is to “provide a collaborative environment wherein people can explore and create together and have easy, affordable access to equipment used for various art mediums including, but not limited to, pottery wheels, woodworking tools and jewelry making utensils. We foster connection, inspiration and hands-on learning with our resident professional artists.”

The space is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and during open house events.

For more information and tickets for the gala, visit boarthhi.com.