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A Guide to the Myrtle Beach Art Scene
Whether you’re an artist or someone who just loves to gaze at beautiful artworks, there are plenty of places in Myrtle Beach that can cater to your aesthetic pleasure. From art-themed restaurants and galleries to family-friendly artist events, artists will love our Myrtle Beach art guide, which gives the scoop on the artsy places of the Grand Strand:
ART Burger Sushi Bar
706 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
See some beautiful local art and dig into some delicious food at Art Burger Sushi Bar in downtown Myrtle Beach. This oceanfront restaurant is located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and is decorated with gorgeous local artwork. Here, guests can enjoy a variety of gourmet burgers and made-to-order sushi while checking out the art on the dining room walls. The menus here are even shaped like paint palettes!
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Perhaps the most beautiful place along the Grand Strand is Brookgreen Gardens; a sprawling Lowcountry garden full of sculptures and wildlife. This once-working rice plantation used to be the home of famous American sculptor, Anna Hyatt Huntington, and her husband, Archer Milton Huntington. Anna’s works can be seen throughout the gardens along with the works of other sculptors. In fact, Brookgreen is home to the largest American figurative sculpture collection in the United States!
Experience an exquisite dining experience among beautiful works of art at Collectors Café. This Myrtle Beach restaurant deems itself a café and gallery, serving up Mediterranean fare alongside a European-style coffee house. The main dining rooms as well as the private dining rooms have works of art for sale on the walls, providing a unique ambiance. The gallery features over 25 different artists and is always changing, so be sure to visit here often for delectable cuisine and stunning art.
Art Museum of Myrtle Beach
3100 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Also known as the Myrtle Beach Art Museum, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is located just steps away from the sandy beach in a vintage beach cottage. The free attraction is open Tuesday-Sunday throughout the year and features 11 galleries with regional, national, and international art that changes frequently. The Myrtle Beach Art Museum is a nonprofit attraction and is great for the whole family.
Island Art Gallery
The Island Art Gallery is located in the Village Shops in Pawleys Island and is home to beautiful art as well as educational classes. The quaint gallery features over 25 owner and member artists, many of which are inspired by the surrounding Lowcountry nature. In-house artists also offer classes and workshops for painting, jewelry-making, and much more!
William H. Miller Studios
Downtown Myrtle Beach is home to a hidden art gem – William H. Miller Studios. This small gallery features the works of William H. Miller, who experiments in digital art, paintings, photography, and mixed media. Along with his personal art, Miller also allows other artists to display their works in his space for specific themes each month.
Art in the Park
The Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild is proud to present Art in the Park; a semi-annual festival that takes place six weekends throughout the year. This event, which has been taking place since 1972, is held at Chapin Park and Valor Park in Myrtle Beach from April until November. The family-friendly event features many types of artwork for sale, such as paintings, photography, sculptures, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, fabric, glass, metal, and much more! It is a popular event for artists as well as those who are looking to add cool and unique items to their collections.
Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival
Head over to Huntington Beach State Park this September for the annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival! This fun event is held at the Atalaya Castle and features the works of over 100 artisans. In addition to art for sale, there will also be live entertainment, arts & crafts, and food. This event is a must for those who love the outdoors and art!
Huntington Beach State Park
Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art
Each year, Pawleys Island puts on a special multi-day festival called the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art. The event, which usually takes place throughout the month of October, includes many events featuring musicians and visual artists. Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s event!