Since its inception, the Cultural District Advisory Board (CDAB) has sponsored several projects that celebrate the art, culture and history of the Beaufort region.
In 2019, the CDAB launched an ambitious art bench project that aimed to create functional (and needed) art that also showcased themes important to Beaufort. Six benches, sponsored by various organizations and painted by local artists, were situated around the Cultural District.
Sponsor: Beaufort Digital Corridor Artists: Jess O’Brien, Aaron Miller, Shawn Hill, Shelley Barratt, Brian Canada Theme: Plug in Location: Corner of Carteret and North streets
Sponsor: Santa Elena History Center Artists: Frank Anson, Tom Van Steenbergh, Sandy Dimke, Lynne Darling Theme: Beaufort’s earliest history and heritage Location: Courtyard at Bay and Bladen streets
Sponsor: University of South Carolina Beaufort Artists: Mary Ann Ford and John Rodriguez; master builder Greg Rawls Theme: Beaufort College – Rich Heritage of Education Location: Entrance to Center for the Arts