With its rich history, picturesque landscapes, lush golf courses, and beautiful beaches, the Grand Strand is truly a masterpiece. But did you know, nestled amongst the alluring glitz and natural charm, there is a wealth of culture and art in the Myrtle Beach area? Come with us on a tour that explores the artistry of this region — it’s truly a sight to be seen!
Winner of the 2013 South Carolina Arts Commission Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for Outstanding Arts Organization, the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is housed in a historic villa with ten galleries encompassing two floors, an art studio for workshops catering to both children and adults, a resource library, reception room, and a lovely tea porch with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Within its walls you will find a diverse assortment of ever-changing exhibitions, and a permanent collection that includes paintings, sculpture, pastels, prints, historical maps, lithographs, photographs, and collage. Works from southern, regional artists will inspire and enlighten visitors.
For the past 85 years, Brookgreen has been one of America’s premier gardens. With accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, and a large number of prestigious awards to its name, this designated National Historic Landmark is a unique and amazing destination for art and nature lovers of all ages. Rich in regional history, Brookgreen Gardens is home to the Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington Sculpture Garden with nearly 1,500 works of art. Lush walkways and garden paths link sculptures and fountains in their distinct settings, surrounded by unparalleled botanical beauty. Brookgreen Gardens also features a children’s sculpture garden and zoo featuring native wildlife, and is located just south of Murrells Inlet, not far from Myrtle Beach.
43rd Annual Art in the Park
April 11 – 12, 2015
1400 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
April 18 & 19, 2015
Valor Park at Market Common
1120 Farrow Parkway
The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild sponsors this event at various times throughout the year, beginning in April. Featuring local exhibitors and artisans, the event includes pottery, photography, glass, baskets, jewelry, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, wood and metal works, sculpture, handmade garments and accessories, home décor, ceramics, folk art, candles and more.
The Seacoast Artist’s Guild will be sponsoring its third semi-annual arts and crafts festival this April, featuring handcrafted items from approximately 40 talented local and regional artists. This event includes photographs, drawings, paintings, jewelry, pottery, stone, wood, and glass crafts. The Seacoast Artist’s Guild is also having its 12th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale, running now through April 16th.
A Sampling of Local Galleries
Seacoast Artist’s Guild of SC
3032 Nevers St., Myrtle Beach, SC
Fine Arts Gallery Limited
4515 Highway 17 Bypass S, Myrtle Beach, SC
Art & Soul an Artisan Gallery
10200 Beach Club Dr., #15f, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sea Sea Frame Shop & Gallery
1274 Surfside Industrial Park, Myrtle Beach, SC
Swamp Fox Art Gallery
5200 Hwy 17, Murrell’s Inlet, SC
Cheryl Newby Gallery
11096 Ocean Highway Pawleys Island, SC
Island Art Fine Art Gallery
10744 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC
Mud Bucket Pottery
279 State Hwy 57 S, Little River, SC
Sunset River Marketplace
10283 Beach Dr. SW, Calabash, NC
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