Myrtle Beach and the Fine Arts

Myrtle Beach and the Fine Arts

Monday, February 25, 2013 – by OVR Staff
OK, I’ll admit it. Most of us don’t think about the arts when we think about Myrtle Beach. But did you know we have our fair share of culture and arts? So, that means, even though we’ve been nicknamed “The Redneck Riviera,” you can still come to the beach and get sandy during the day and put on your little black dress at night to go enjoy some art or music! Here are some things you can expect to find in the Grand Strand area to keep you cultured….

With galleries or art, educational museums and even a symphony, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

If you’re the artsy-fartsy type, then there’s a gallery for you! The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. They change up the exhibits on a regular basis so you’ll never get bored. There are lots of inter-active options for all ages there and ten galleries to explore everything from watercolor to photography.

If you want to see the local art, then stop by the Loft at the Howard Gallery in Myrtle Beach. There is more than just painting there; you can find handmade jewelry, pottery, gorgeous stained glass and more. Take the time to check them out!

Community Theaters. There’s way more in the way of theater and entertainment here in Myrtle Beach than the glitz and glamour or Carolina Opry and Alabama Theater! Why not support the local community theaters and enjoy taking in a show at Theater of the Republic in Conway or Murrells Inlet Community Theater. Even The Palace Theater in Myrtle Beach has a regular schedule of smaller productions featuring local talent.

Is music your thing? Well, believe it or not, The Grand Strand has a symphony! The Long Bay Symphony goes back to 1987 and they perform in various places from Georgetown, Horry and Brunswick Counties, but their home base is right here in Myrtle Beach at the Myrtle Beach High School’s beautiful auditorium. They bring in many impressive artists, so be sure and check out their schedule and website!

Last but certainly not least is our own Coastal Carolina University. There you will find numerous productions at Wheelwright auditorium, gorgeous and unique art at the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery among other things. Another thing to consider is the recital hall where you can catch all these talented performers before they hit the big time!

Perhaps if this isn’t enough to fill your craving for culture, you can take a little trip south of Murrells Inlet to Brookgreen Gardens, which is the landing zone for art, culture, sculpture, and gardens. It’s worth the visit! Visit their website for ticket prices.

So, Myrtle Beach isn’t just about ball caps and sunscreen! We have something that’s sure to leave you feeling cultured and satisfy that itch for art. We look forward to helping you with your questions at any time!

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