Art Museums & Galleries
In addition to being a picturesque seaside destination, Myrtle Beach is also home to several venues where fine visual art is on display throughout the year. From handmade work by local artists to exhibits by renowned painters, photographers, and sculptors from all over the world, a wonderful variety of artwork awaits visitors and locals looking to explore the area’s creative side.
Art Museum of Myrtle Beach
The Grand Strand is famous for its golf courses, affordable hotels, fried seafood buffets, and beachwear stores, but it’s also home to one of the best collections of visual art in the state. With new exhibitions by renowned artists constantly on display, the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach is a great place to go if you need to inject some culture into your vacation.More Info
Aside from being one of the tastiest eateries in Myrtle Beach and a fancy place to get a drink on a Friday night, the multi-roomed space here doubles as a gallery for some of the area’s best painters. The works hang on the walls throughout the restaurant and bar areas, and since it’s for sale, the work is subject to change. Be sure to bring your wallet as these things aren’t cheap – but great art never is.More Info
As the name suggests, glass is the main event at this Downtown Conway mom-and-pop operation. They design it, manufacture it, assemble it, stain it, install it in your home – you name it. The space on Laurel Street also hosts glass-blowing demos, classes, and art openings.
Seacoast Artists Gallery
Seacoast Artists Guild is a collection of local fine artists dedicated to advancing excellence in the visual arts through teaching, exhibits, workshops and special events. After playing an integral role in local arts for years, the group recently opened a gallery at The Market Common featuring some of its artists’ best work.
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67. Downtown Conway
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72. Beachwear Stores
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75. Tattoos & Piercings
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05. Jet Ski Rentals
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49. Comedy Clubs & Shows
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10. Boat Cruises
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