Artists of the Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) are creating original, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for their Christmas Bazaar, which runs from Nov. 7 through Jan. 1, in the featured artist room at the gallery in Old Town Bluffton. 

A selection of handmade Christmas items also will be available from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 during the Holiday Artisan Market at the May River Lawn in Palmetto Bluff. 

The SOBA Christmas Bazaar offers the community a unique place to shop for the holidays with hundreds of hand-created works by local artists – including wreaths, small paintings, holiday decor and other gift items.

“The Christmas Bazaar is a SOBA wintertime tradition – perfect for those shoppers looking for something unique this holiday season,” said Marie Burgeson, SOBA president.

Shoppers can expect all manner of décor from wreaths to handcrafted Santa figures to wall hangings, and made from such materials as fabric, twigs and oyster shells.

SOBA gallery hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

SOBA is part of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a nonprofit art organization, SOBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. 

The gallery is located at 6 Church St.For more information, call 843-757-6586 or visit