Woodlands Inn partners with Sculpture in the South
04 / 22 / 2011
Inn - Exterior Side Gate
Events and exhibits taking place at arts-infused, Five Star property
Summerville, SC – Woodlands Inn is partnering with the Sculpture in the South Arts Celebration to host a variety of events this year, including a Show & Sale Preview Exhibit, a “Plein Air” painting workshop and a Culinary Academy. The Inn is also offering special rates beginning at $249 per night, starting May 10.
The Arts Celebration ‘s main event, the 13th Annual Sculpture in the South Show and Sale will take place in Summerville’s Azalea Park on May 14 and 15. There is also a full slate of activities to participate in during the 2nd Annual Arts Education Week, May 7-13, held throughout the historic downtown of Summerville.
The events taking place at the AAA Five Diamond- and Forbes Five Star-rated Woodlands include:
- Through May 13 – Over 15 sculptures are now located throughout the historic public areas of Woodlands Inn as part of the festival’s “Show & Sale Preview Exhibit.” This exhibit features bronze sculptures by 10 of the 38 world-class sculptors who will in attendance on May 14 and 15. All the sculptures at Woodlands are available for purchase, and proceeds benefit the installation of future sculptures for Summerville’s Permanent Public Sculpture Collection. Since 1999, this program has helped install 21 pieces of sculpture throughout the town.
- May 9 and 10 – This one- or two-day “Plein Air” painting workshop will be held daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. by Heiner Hertling, the Emmy Nominated Host/Artist of PBS’ “Your Brush with Nature.” Open to those 18 and above, each student will bring home a completed painting, learn how to block in a landscape, design a pleasing composition and use color theory to create depth. The class is for beginners and advanced students alike. Cost: one day - $140 per person; two days - $265 per person.
- May 10 – From 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the talented team at Woodlands will lead a Culinary Academy. Priced at $75 per person, it will feature a tour of the kitchen and chef’s garden; time spent learning culinary techniques; and then preparing and eating lunch – all while sipping wine selected by Woodlands Inn’s sommelier.
For additional information or to book all festival events, visit www.sculptureinthesouth.com, or call 843-851-7800. For room reservations at Woodlands Inn, call 843-875-2600 or visit www.woodlandsinn.com.
Other regular arts-based activities at Woodlands include outdoor bagpipe performances (with complimentary champagne), live jazz, a guided phone tour featuring the works of Artist in Residence Rick Reinert, and a special Sunday Brunch at which area artists paint landscapes and mingle with guests. The Inn also recently appointed Emmy Bronson as its Portrait Artist in Residence to capture guests’ likeness, especially brides.
Owned by the Linton family of Summerville and managed by Salamander Hospitality, the 18-room hotel is one of only six properties in the United States to hold the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both lodging and dining. Earlier this year, the restored 1906 mansion was ranked as the “World’s Best Hotel Value” by readers of Travel + Leisure.
About Woodlands Inn
Located in the charming village of Summerville and just a short drive from historic Charleston, SC, Woodlands Inn, a Salamander Hospitality property, is an immaculately restored 1906 classic revival mansion set amidst parkland grounds. It is one of only a handful of properties in North America to hold the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both its accommodations and dining room. In 2010, it was also ranked by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as fourth finest property in the US and Canada. Owned by the Linton family, the inn features 18 guest rooms and suites, a country guest cottage, a day spa, croquet lawn, red-clay tennis courts, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, unique meeting facilities, golf privileges at nearby area courses, and a short drive to the region’s renowned plantations. The Dining Room at Woodlands is widely known for its innovative and sophisticated version of New American Cuisine and the use of fresh local foods to create a nightly menu with a Lowcountry influence. Woodlands is a member of the Preferred Boutique and Historic Hotels of America programs. For more information call (800) 774-9999 or visit www.woodlandsinn.com.
About Salamander Hospitality
Salamander Hospitality is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio currently includes the recently renovated Innisbrook resort near Tampa, FL., host to the PGA TOUR Transitions Championship every March and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship in November; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only six properties in North America to hold Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-themed resort located near Washington, D.C. Salamander Hospitality also operates Market Salamander, a division of gourmet prepared food markets with locations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, and Salamander Touch, a boutique lifestyle store in Middleburg. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit www.salamanderhospitality.com.