Art Cafe

★★★★☆
32.1441 -80.7499
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843-785-5525

14 Greenwood Dr. Suite#104 Coligny Plaza

Hilton Head Island, SC

29928

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It was our last day of vacation and it was raining! So I found The Art Cafe and we loved it!! Large selection of pieces and the staff was super friendly! Since we were leaving the next morning, the staff said they could ship our pieces to us!! Very nice of them and the shipping fee was very reasonable. My kids were so excited when the box arrived!! The pieces were perfectly wrapped and the colors were so bright and beautiful!!! Thanks again to the staff! We will be back next year!!!

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It was our last day of vacation and it was raining! So I found The Art Cafe and we loved it!! Large selection of pieces and the staff was super friendly! Since we were leaving the next morning, the staff said they could ship our pieces to us!! Very nice of them and the shipping fee was very reasonable. My kids were so excited when the box arrived!! The pieces were perfectly wrapped and the colors were so bright and beautiful!!! Thanks again to the staff! We will be back next year!!!

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Took the family to the Art Cafe a few days ago and had a great time! Having never stepped foot into a paint your own pottery studio before we found the staff very friendly and helpful. The young lady that served us explained the entire process in a manner that my 4 young children could easily understand. The studio is bright, colorful and spacious. Disney tunes set a perfect mood as we picked out pieces to paint. There were many pottery pieces to pick from....all types of figurines, mugs, plates, piggy banks, serving dishes etc etc....the list is endless. After picking out our pottery, we spent the next hour and a half relaxing, painting. The kids also enjoyed looking at the parakeets in their large cage. Everyone was so excited to see the end result when we picked up the finished pottery. I must admit my New York Yankee coffee mug is stellar! We vacation on Hilton Head every year and we will be back to the Art Cafe next year. Fun way to spend an afternoon with the family. We love Hilton Head and its businesses like this that keep us coming back.

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Took the family to the Art Cafe a few days ago and had a great time! Having never stepped foot into a paint your own pottery studio before we found the staff very friendly and helpful. The young lady that served us explained the entire process in a manner that my 4 young children could easily understand. The studio is bright, colorful and spacious. Disney tunes set a perfect mood as we picked out pieces to paint. There were many pottery pieces to pick from....all types of figurines, mugs, plates, piggy banks, serving dishes etc etc....the list is endless. After picking out our pottery, we spent the next hour and a half relaxing, painting. The kids also enjoyed looking at the parakeets in their large cage. Everyone was so excited to see the end result when we picked up the finished pottery. I must admit my New York Yankee coffee mug is stellar! We vacation on Hilton Head every year and we will be back to the Art Cafe next year. Fun way to spend an afternoon with the family. We love Hilton Head and its businesses like this that keep us coming back.

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My grandkids and I had an amazing time at the Art Cafe again this year! Last time we came to Hilton Head, we painted at their old location and this new place is so much bigger and so colorful, it certainly gets you in the mood to paint! The staff was so friendly and our pieces came out looking wonderful! I'm looking forward to our next visit

5
★★★★★

My grandkids and I had an amazing time at the Art Cafe again this year! Last time we came to Hilton Head, we painted at their old location and this new place is so much bigger and so colorful, it certainly gets you in the mood to paint! The staff was so friendly and our pieces came out looking wonderful! I'm looking forward to our next visit

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I came with my family to art caf for the first time while on vacation last week and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was instantly greeted with smiling faces and helpful instructions on how to do everything. All of the workers were friendly and sure had that "southern hospitality" that I love about Hilton Head. I also enjoyed the ambiance of it all and the fun Disney music that my two daughters ages 7 and 9 sang along to the whole time while painting. Even my husband who isn't artsy fartsy enjoyed himself and painted a travel mug. Prices were reasonable and pick up was only two days later! Perfect for a family on vacation. We will definitely add this to our list of things to do for next year!

5
★★★★★

I came with my family to art caf for the first time while on vacation last week and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was instantly greeted with smiling faces and helpful instructions on how to do everything. All of the workers were friendly and sure had that "southern hospitality" that I love about Hilton Head. I also enjoyed the ambiance of it all and the fun Disney music that my two daughters ages 7 and 9 sang along to the whole time while painting. Even my husband who isn't artsy fartsy enjoyed himself and painted a travel mug. Prices were reasonable and pick up was only two days later! Perfect for a family on vacation. We will definitely add this to our list of things to do for next year!

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I went here recently and thought it was amazing. The staff was so friendly and helpful! I would recommend this place to any person of any age. We will for sure Go back there as many times as possible! I absolutely love the laid back atmosphere and the relaxed overall happy feeling in this place!

5
★★★★★

I went here recently and thought it was amazing. The staff was so friendly and helpful! I would recommend this place to any person of any age. We will for sure Go back there as many times as possible! I absolutely love the laid back atmosphere and the relaxed overall happy feeling in this place!

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Horrible experience. Went there 2 years ago before they moved and the staff was wonderful. On our return trip to hilton head we were excited to go back. With the exception on one young girl, the staff was unfriendly and unhelpful. We called before going and were told the latest we could show up was 5pm and they closed at 6:30. When we got there they told us we had to be out of there by 6pm. After spending $300 on pottery, they continued to rush us out. I asked one of the workers to make sure the letters beg was straight before they mounted it. When we picked it up, it was not straight. They offered us nothing for their mistake and were very rude when we asked for our money back or to remake it. Will never go there again!

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Horrible experience. Went there 2 years ago before they moved and the staff was wonderful. On our return trip to hilton head we were excited to go back. With the exception on one young girl, the staff was unfriendly and unhelpful. We called before going and were told the latest we could show up was 5pm and they closed at 6:30. When we got there they told us we had to be out of there by 6pm. After spending $300 on pottery, they continued to rush us out. I asked one of the workers to make sure the letters beg was straight before they mounted it. When we picked it up, it was not straight. They offered us nothing for their mistake and were very rude when we asked for our money back or to remake it. Will never go there again!

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The staff was very friendly and helpful, we will defenitly come back again with our great experience here.

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The staff was very friendly and helpful, we will defenitly come back again with our great experience here.

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My children and I paint at the Art Caf all the time. The new changes that have been made are amazing. The kids loved the splatter painted floor and the nice cute birds were a huge hit too. The pieces they made turned out beautifully and they are sitting on the shelf in our living room! We cannot wait to go back and add to our collection.

5
★★★★★

My children and I paint at the Art Caf all the time. The new changes that have been made are amazing. The kids loved the splatter painted floor and the nice cute birds were a huge hit too. The pieces they made turned out beautifully and they are sitting on the shelf in our living room! We cannot wait to go back and add to our collection.

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My kids have such a great time here, it gives them something to do when its rainy or cold out.

5
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My kids have such a great time here, it gives them something to do when its rainy or cold out.

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What a fun place to spend a couple of hours! The staff was so helpful and encouraging! My children were very pleased with the selection and the way that their pieces turned out. My husband even got involved! Will definitely come back! Thanks girls!

5
★★★★★

What a fun place to spend a couple of hours! The staff was so helpful and encouraging! My children were very pleased with the selection and the way that their pieces turned out. My husband even got involved! Will definitely come back! Thanks girls!

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You all provide great fun on a rainy day! The staff was friendly and very helpful and there was a very large selection to choose from. We will be visiting the Art Cafe next time were in Hilton Head!

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You all provide great fun on a rainy day! The staff was friendly and very helpful and there was a very large selection to choose from. We will be visiting the Art Cafe next time were in Hilton Head!

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My sister and I painted at the Art Cafe and we had so much fun! We painted our mom a picture frame for her birthday. The staff at the Art Cafe was fantastic. The girls were so kind and gave us helpful hints on making the frame just perfect. My sister and I will definitely be going back soon to make Christmas presents for friends and family! Not only was it a great way to spend the day with my sister our Mom LOVED her frame!!! We LOVE the Art Cafe!

5
★★★★★

My sister and I painted at the Art Cafe and we had so much fun! We painted our mom a picture frame for her birthday. The staff at the Art Cafe was fantastic. The girls were so kind and gave us helpful hints on making the frame just perfect. My sister and I will definitely be going back soon to make Christmas presents for friends and family! Not only was it a great way to spend the day with my sister our Mom LOVED her frame!!! We LOVE the Art Cafe!

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Can be a fun place to take your family. The owner however.... needs some serious work on her customer service skills!
Gave us the wrong hours of operation, and when they closed up early our two hour trip was a complete waste of time! Called and spoke with the owner and she basically said they will ship but it will cost me. She said she shouldnt have to lose money because of a mistake her employee made. HELLO??? How is this right in any way possible?

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★★☆☆☆

Can be a fun place to take your family. The owner however.... needs some serious work on her customer service skills!
Gave us the wrong hours of operation, and when they closed up early our two hour trip was a complete waste of time! Called and spoke with the owner and she basically said they will ship but it will cost me. She said she shouldnt have to lose money because of a mistake her employee made. HELLO??? How is this right in any way possible?

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We have been going to the art cafe for over 5 years, and I am a local, so we go often. I have seen several different owners, and I have NEVER had a bad experience with the staff!! I must say this is my favorite group of people that have owned the Art Cafe. The staff is young and very helpful with my little girls. They are always eager to help them correct their painting errors or just to simply put a smile on their faces. There is always that chance that a piece can be broken in the kilm, but if you would read the notes as you check out it is simply states such that. I HIGHLY recommend this place to everyone. It is a GREAT way to preserve your childs interartist throughout the years!!!!

5
★★★★★

We have been going to the art cafe for over 5 years, and I am a local, so we go often. I have seen several different owners, and I have NEVER had a bad experience with the staff!! I must say this is my favorite group of people that have owned the Art Cafe. The staff is young and very helpful with my little girls. They are always eager to help them correct their painting errors or just to simply put a smile on their faces. There is always that chance that a piece can be broken in the kilm, but if you would read the notes as you check out it is simply states such that. I HIGHLY recommend this place to everyone. It is a GREAT way to preserve your childs interartist throughout the years!!!!

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I Love the Art Cafe! I brought my 3 (really young children 6,4 & 1.5) Each of them painted their own piece. They came out so darn cute! Also the employees at the Art Cafe are fun, energetic and eager to help. They helped me create a plate with my children's hand print for my mother and mother and law, wish I had made one for myself! The Art Cafe is now a spot I will regularly visit when I am on my yearly vacation. Next time I will even get my husband to join the fun!

5
★★★★★

I Love the Art Cafe! I brought my 3 (really young children 6,4 & 1.5) Each of them painted their own piece. They came out so darn cute! Also the employees at the Art Cafe are fun, energetic and eager to help. They helped me create a plate with my children's hand print for my mother and mother and law, wish I had made one for myself! The Art Cafe is now a spot I will regularly visit when I am on my yearly vacation. Next time I will even get my husband to join the fun!

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I remember The Art Cafe when it was at Heritage Plaza behind NYC Pizza on Pope Ave. The original owner was named Heather, and she started a wonderful tradition on Hilton Head. She then sold the business to Niqui, who really made it skyrocket. She expanded her products and services and eventually outgrew the space. It took a lot of hard work, but Niqui moved the studio to its current location in Coligny Plaza, where she increased her profits nearly threefold due to the mere fact of major foot traffic from Forrest Beach. There she truly prospered and grew a faithful clientelle, both locally as well as with repeat annual visitors. Her magnetic personality only enhanced the business to become a true landmark on the island. To my knowledge, many of my own pieces are still being used today as display, including some of the containers for brushes at each table. I can't speak of the "new" or current ownership, but judging by some of the reviews on here, I'm so disappointed to hear that due to poor management and lack of people skills, The Art Cafe isn't what it used to be. It seems to me that with all the talented artisans on Hilton Head and the great potential that The Art Cafe has, some people (i.e. the owners, managers, and employees) might stand to learn a bit of manners and how to deal with public relations positively through "good business" practices if they truly want this unique concept to continue its stellar tradition.

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★★★☆☆

I remember The Art Cafe when it was at Heritage Plaza behind NYC Pizza on Pope Ave. The original owner was named Heather, and she started a wonderful tradition on Hilton Head. She then sold the business to Niqui, who really made it skyrocket. She expanded her products and services and eventually outgrew the space. It took a lot of hard work, but Niqui moved the studio to its current location in Coligny Plaza, where she increased her profits nearly threefold due to the mere fact of major foot traffic from Forrest Beach. There she truly prospered and grew a faithful clientelle, both locally as well as with repeat annual visitors. Her magnetic personality only enhanced the business to become a true landmark on the island. To my knowledge, many of my own pieces are still being used today as display, including some of the containers for brushes at each table. I can't speak of the "new" or current ownership, but judging by some of the reviews on here, I'm so disappointed to hear that due to poor management and lack of people skills, The Art Cafe isn't what it used to be. It seems to me that with all the talented artisans on Hilton Head and the great potential that The Art Cafe has, some people (i.e. the owners, managers, and employees) might stand to learn a bit of manners and how to deal with public relations positively through "good business" practices if they truly want this unique concept to continue its stellar tradition.

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This place is a joke.....my son spent 2 hrs making his $53.00 picture frame.....and they gave it back broken.....! It says sorry when we fire it it has a chance of breaking...
.. so tell a 9yr old here is your broken $53.00 picture frame....and the blonde girl was very very very......rude to everyone......this place is not what you are thinking....
save your money......DO NOT GO..........! and they even will watch your child and give them pizza one night.... so think about that your kid or kids... for 2hr. left with the people who were rude to kids with mom and dad......WHAT WOULD THEY BE LIKE WHEN YOU WERE NOT WITH THEM......????? NO THANKS>>>>>>> DO NOT GO.........!

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This place is a joke.....my son spent 2 hrs making his $53.00 picture frame.....and they gave it back broken.....! It says sorry when we fire it it has a chance of breaking...
.. so tell a 9yr old here is your broken $53.00 picture frame....and the blonde girl was very very very......rude to everyone......this place is not what you are thinking....
save your money......DO NOT GO..........! and they even will watch your child and give them pizza one night.... so think about that your kid or kids... for 2hr. left with the people who were rude to kids with mom and dad......WHAT WOULD THEY BE LIKE WHEN YOU WERE NOT WITH THEM......????? NO THANKS>>>>>>> DO NOT GO.........!

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We had been going to the Art Cafe for almost 8 years, typically had a good experience - but will never go again!!! The overall experience went significantly downhill. It has become very expensive, the owner is extremely rude, the choices of pottery are VERY limited, and the quality is questionable. In fact, when wrapping the pottery, there was an accident and they broke my sons piece and then glued it together, taped it, and didn't offer any discount / refund when it was their fault. When asked for a refund, the owner became VERY rude and actually kept the piece that my son worked on for over an hour. Rather than argue, we simply left. if this continues, this place will be out of business in no time. For a family of four, expect to pay over $120 (pottery, sitting fees, tax).

Your money will be better spent on a different memory.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had been going to the Art Cafe for almost 8 years, typically had a good experience - but will never go again!!! The overall experience went significantly downhill. It has become very expensive, the owner is extremely rude, the choices of pottery are VERY limited, and the quality is questionable. In fact, when wrapping the pottery, there was an accident and they broke my sons piece and then glued it together, taped it, and didn't offer any discount / refund when it was their fault. When asked for a refund, the owner became VERY rude and actually kept the piece that my son worked on for over an hour. Rather than argue, we simply left. if this continues, this place will be out of business in no time. For a family of four, expect to pay over $120 (pottery, sitting fees, tax).

Your money will be better spent on a different memory.

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I LOVED the art cafe. I took my friend there when she came to visit and we fell in love with it so much we came back a second time. employees are very nice!!

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★★★★★

I LOVED the art cafe. I took my friend there when she came to visit and we fell in love with it so much we came back a second time. employees are very nice!!

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We had a wonderful experience with the personnel at the Art Cafe. From the intial phone conversation, painting, and pick up, everyone we spoke with was helpful and friendly. The pieces were ready on time and the staff was wonderful about wrapping the pieces for us to pack to take home.

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★★★★★

We had a wonderful experience with the personnel at the Art Cafe. From the intial phone conversation, painting, and pick up, everyone we spoke with was helpful and friendly. The pieces were ready on time and the staff was wonderful about wrapping the pieces for us to pack to take home.

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Fun for the grandkids but rude employees

i took my 3 grandchildren to the art cafe and they painted their art selections. When we picked the art up 2 days later as we were informed one piece of art work was missing. They gave another customer my grandaughter's piece. When I approached the manager and another employee they were rude and smurking which was not only disrespectful but inappropriate for any one but especially a kid responding to an adult. After we left and got more than half way home we received a call from the manager informing us the customer had brought back our art work so we went back. Again the manager and the other employee were rude. I asked why they don't take phone numbers to avoid this happening to other folks and again their answer was rude saying they are too busy. My grandaughters thoroughly enjoyed themselves but I want to alert customers to be aware that these employees are rude when they yare put on the carpet for their mistakes. So, customers beware that once you pay for this pricey adventure what you are up against. Maybe they need a more mature manager that can be more customer friendly. It would be better for business and cause less stress for the consumer.

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Fun for the grandkids but rude employees

i took my 3 grandchildren to the art cafe and they painted their art selections. When we picked the art up 2 days later as we were informed one piece of art work was missing. They gave another customer my grandaughter's piece. When I approached the manager and another employee they were rude and smurking which was not only disrespectful but inappropriate for any one but especially a kid responding to an adult. After we left and got more than half way home we received a call from the manager informing us the customer had brought back our art work so we went back. Again the manager and the other employee were rude. I asked why they don't take phone numbers to avoid this happening to other folks and again their answer was rude saying they are too busy. My grandaughters thoroughly enjoyed themselves but I want to alert customers to be aware that these employees are rude when they yare put on the carpet for their mistakes. So, customers beware that once you pay for this pricey adventure what you are up against. Maybe they need a more mature manager that can be more customer friendly. It would be better for business and cause less stress for the consumer.

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OK, so maybe I'm biased...

I've lived down the block from these folks for 20 years, and the quality of the food, cleanliness of the storefront, and attentiveness to detail is second to none. Many thanks to the woman who works there every day for providing a steady hike in my sodium intake for so long! =)

The food is excellent, and is most importantly, consistently prepared.
(if you liked it the first time, it's going to be equally as excellent the next time! This is a rarity in the Chinese fast food industry, believe me, I'm experienced! )

I have no applicable review for the delivery service, I've run there in the pouring rain, sleet, hail and snow for my 'beef on a stick' fix.

Personal favorites:

appetizer: beef setay [aka beef on a stick]

entree: Chicken/Broccoli with house special "spicy garlic sauce"

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★★★★☆

OK, so maybe I'm biased...

I've lived down the block from these folks for 20 years, and the quality of the food, cleanliness of the storefront, and attentiveness to detail is second to none. Many thanks to the woman who works there every day for providing a steady hike in my sodium intake for so long! =)

The food is excellent, and is most importantly, consistently prepared.
(if you liked it the first time, it's going to be equally as excellent the next time! This is a rarity in the Chinese fast food industry, believe me, I'm experienced! )

I have no applicable review for the delivery service, I've run there in the pouring rain, sleet, hail and snow for my 'beef on a stick' fix.

Personal favorites:

appetizer: beef setay [aka beef on a stick]

entree: Chicken/Broccoli with house special "spicy garlic sauce"

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Wrong Post Thank you for the lovely post on insiderpages but I think you may have posted to the wrong business. The Art Cafe is a paint your own pottery studio in Coligny Plaza not a restaurant. I invite you to check us out though to see what we have to offer. We are now under new ownership! Thanks, Stacey (the Art Cafe)
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This is a fun place to go with a group of girls or children. The basic premise is to pick out your pottery and paint it. The Art Cafe has tons of paint color, stencils and stamps to assist you in your creation. It can however get a bit pricey.

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★★★★☆

This is a fun place to go with a group of girls or children. The basic premise is to pick out your pottery and paint it. The Art Cafe has tons of paint color, stencils and stamps to assist you in your creation. It can however get a bit pricey.

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Great selection something for everyone! Great gift ideas or just a fun way to spend a few hours! Take a few friends and create something unique. A great way to spend a rainy or winter day!

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★★★★☆

Great selection something for everyone! Great gift ideas or just a fun way to spend a few hours! Take a few friends and create something unique. A great way to spend a rainy or winter day!

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Last week my family had the pleasure of painting at the Art Cafe for the first time. Stacy, an employee at the cafe helped me make a plate where the children put their handprints on and I turned them into fish. It turned out so cute! I took a long time painting the plate and when my children were finished they got a little stir crazy. The employees at the Cafe were very kind and kept my girls occupied by having them assist them in their work, which made the girls feel very important and have so much fun. My girls can't stop talking about how one day they too want to work for the Art Cafe. I will recommend this place to all my family and friends that visit Hilton Head and will visit next time we are in town!

5
★★★★★

Last week my family had the pleasure of painting at the Art Cafe for the first time. Stacy, an employee at the cafe helped me make a plate where the children put their handprints on and I turned them into fish. It turned out so cute! I took a long time painting the plate and when my children were finished they got a little stir crazy. The employees at the Cafe were very kind and kept my girls occupied by having them assist them in their work, which made the girls feel very important and have so much fun. My girls can't stop talking about how one day they too want to work for the Art Cafe. I will recommend this place to all my family and friends that visit Hilton Head and will visit next time we are in town!

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Bad Service! I would have to agree with the person that wrote "A Dump" Although, my 3 kids did enjoy painting and picking out their piece, and that is important, but the service, if you want to call it that, was ridiculous. I experienced the same things. Teenagers that did not greet us nor did they tell us what we were suppose to do. We just sat down and tried to figure out what we were doing. At check out the young girl told me our 3 pieces would be ready before our departure on Sunday afternoon. When I went on Sunday to pick them up, the shop was closed! The hours of operation said that someone should have been there, but there wasn't. I spoke with a store owner next door and this seemed to be a COMON occurance. I left my name and address with him and a message on the machine at the store. I did get a call back from the owner herself and she said that her employee had gotten "grounded" and therefore could not come in to work. I paid close to $70 for 3 small pieces that I may or may not ever see. The kids were very disappointed that they did not get their artwork. The Art Cafe seems to be very loosely ran and in need of good help! It is a great idea not being executed very well.

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★★☆☆☆

Bad Service! I would have to agree with the person that wrote "A Dump" Although, my 3 kids did enjoy painting and picking out their piece, and that is important, but the service, if you want to call it that, was ridiculous. I experienced the same things. Teenagers that did not greet us nor did they tell us what we were suppose to do. We just sat down and tried to figure out what we were doing. At check out the young girl told me our 3 pieces would be ready before our departure on Sunday afternoon. When I went on Sunday to pick them up, the shop was closed! The hours of operation said that someone should have been there, but there wasn't. I spoke with a store owner next door and this seemed to be a COMON occurance. I left my name and address with him and a message on the machine at the store. I did get a call back from the owner herself and she said that her employee had gotten "grounded" and therefore could not come in to work. I paid close to $70 for 3 small pieces that I may or may not ever see. The kids were very disappointed that they did not get their artwork. The Art Cafe seems to be very loosely ran and in need of good help! It is a great idea not being executed very well.

Pros: kids loved it

Cons: Service is Awful

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People are crazy that say this place is a dump and they had a bad time because it was dirty or whatever. The art cafe is filled with great spirits and the owner is VERY friendly. There are kids around but they love to be involved in conversation and are willing to help with ideas since they are there all the time. The pottery isnt that expensive and to be able to characterize your piece the way you want it is awesome. On every table there is a notecard explaining when you pay, what you are paying for, how to paint it, where the supplies are, what to expect, and when it will be ready for pickup. Not to mention they are ALWAYS willing to help. It couldnt be any easier. I am always VERY satisfied with the finished product and will continue to take part in making more in the future. A++ on the idea of this place and A++ on the place itsself.

4
★★★★☆

People are crazy that say this place is a dump and they had a bad time because it was dirty or whatever. The art cafe is filled with great spirits and the owner is VERY friendly. There are kids around but they love to be involved in conversation and are willing to help with ideas since they are there all the time. The pottery isnt that expensive and to be able to characterize your piece the way you want it is awesome. On every table there is a notecard explaining when you pay, what you are paying for, how to paint it, where the supplies are, what to expect, and when it will be ready for pickup. Not to mention they are ALWAYS willing to help. It couldnt be any easier. I am always VERY satisfied with the finished product and will continue to take part in making more in the future. A++ on the idea of this place and A++ on the place itsself.

Pros: Location, Customer Service, ability to make fun/creative gifts

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Friendly owner..helped my boyfriend and I out while there. It was really fun...time consuming but relaxing and enjoyable. I would def recommend going :)

4
★★★★☆

Friendly owner..helped my boyfriend and I out while there. It was really fun...time consuming but relaxing and enjoyable. I would def recommend going :)

Pros: Different kinda fun

Cons: not really organized

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This place is not what I expected at all. It was run by a bunch of careless teenagers. As soon as I walked in with my family, the young girl behind the messy counter walked away, leaving us standing...clueless about what we were supposed to do first! Eventually, we sat down at a messy table, with used papertowels and old dry paint cartons everywhere. We painted, gave them our items, and left. 2 days later we returned to pick up our things. The teenagers were there, with their boyfriends, hugging and talking--paying NO attention to us as customers. Finally we asked them to retrieve our things...then began searching...in the middle of the search 1 girl left without notice. The other girl then took over and slowly found our things. Carelessly she handed them over and said "have a great day".
I have never been in a more unprofessional place of business. I am horrified that I had to pay close to $100 for a miserable experience at this dump.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This place is not what I expected at all. It was run by a bunch of careless teenagers. As soon as I walked in with my family, the young girl behind the messy counter walked away, leaving us standing...clueless about what we were supposed to do first! Eventually, we sat down at a messy table, with used papertowels and old dry paint cartons everywhere. We painted, gave them our items, and left. 2 days later we returned to pick up our things. The teenagers were there, with their boyfriends, hugging and talking--paying NO attention to us as customers. Finally we asked them to retrieve our things...then began searching...in the middle of the search 1 girl left without notice. The other girl then took over and slowly found our things. Carelessly she handed them over and said "have a great day".
I have never been in a more unprofessional place of business. I am horrified that I had to pay close to $100 for a miserable experience at this dump.

Message from Art Cafe

The Art Cafe is a must see attraction on Hilton Head Island. The Art Cafe provides fun out of the sun or on a rainy day. Great for everyone of all ages! Come make your own Hilton Head souvenir today!

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