events

Festival of Trees

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

This holiday favorite is the perfect fun activity for families, friends or couples. Stroll through the aquarium and take in over 100 uniquely decorated trees. Have oceans of holiday fun as you see all kinds of themed trees. Admission to the Festival of Trees is free with aquarium admission, so check out some of the great year-round exhibits Ripley’s offers while you’re there.

Ripley’s Aquarium, 1110 Celebrity Circle. Friday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Free with admission. (843) 916-0888, ripleysaqauriums.com


Brookgreen Gardens Annual Holiday Exhibits

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

These special exhibits help embody the holiday spirit. Remember the Christmases of yesteryear with model trains, period trees and toys, and other nostalgia all the way up to the 1960s. There will also be special seasonal works of art, flora and fauna of the season and more. The exhibit is free with garden admission, so don’t miss it.

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free with garden admission. (843) 235-6000, brookgreen.org


Easton Selby: RootWork

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Easton Selby discovered fine art photography while working on his BFA at Delta State University in Mississippi, going on to complete an MFA in visual arts at Clemson. His current work centers around themes of myth, religion and Southern folklore and he is the head of the visual arts department at Coastal Carolina University. RootWork explores the essence of the photographic medium through his experiences with religion in the South.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org


Sherry Strickland Martin: Roots Run Deep

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sherry Strickland Martin, a professional artist and educator, works in watercolor, a medium that continues to present her with ever-changing technical challenges. Martin also employs mixed media, which she deems her alter ego. Roots Run Deep features both techniques and speaks to the Horry County native’s return to painting what nurtures her soul: South Carolina’s beautiful coast. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, October 11, from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org


35th Anniversary Gallery Artist Exhibit

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The esteemed Cheryl Newby Gallery celebrates in 35th year in business in 2018. This special show commemorating the anniversary will feature new work from the gallery artists. An opening reception will be held on November 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come see some great pieces by local artists and check out one of the best-known galleries on the Grand Strand. 

Cheryl Newby Gallery, 11096 Ocean Highway #4. Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. (843) 979-0149, cherylnewbygallery.com


The Limited Palette: Works from the Permanent Collection

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

This exhibit is an exploration of 18 art objects from the museum’s permanent collection, all created within the last 50 years. The pieces range from drawings and paintings to ceramics, both functional and conceptual. The Limited Palette is a study in color minimalism not only in terms of media and scale but of subject matter, technique and style. 

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org


Collection Connections: A Visual Exploration of Southern Heritage

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

This exhibit will feature around 40 works from the museum’s permanent collection, including historical prints and antique maps, works on paper by Southern artists like Cassandra Gillens and Jonathan Green, fabric quilts, and photographs. The exhibit uses Southern-history-themed works of art to teach and explore the culture and history of South Carolina and our entire region. Collection Connections is designed for school students and adults alike.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org

 
 

Shop with a Cop Golf Tournament

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Barefoot Resort & Golf and the City of North Myrtle Beach are collaborating to bring together a great golf tournament that will benefit the children of the community. All proceeds will go to Shop with a Cop, a Christmas program for children in need at North Myrtle Beach Elementary. Children will be given lunch and a $150 Wal-Mart gift card, and police officers will help guide them on purchasing gifts and needed items like winter coats.

Barefoot Resort & Golf, 4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road. Friday, 11 a.m. $65/person; $260/team. (843) 280-5584, parks.nmb.us


The Moveable Feast: Minuette Floyd

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Head into the winter months with more great food and great authors. The Moveable Feast includes lunch with the writer followed by a signing at Litchfield Books. Receive a $5 cash rebate if you purchase the Feast’s featured book. This event is Minuette Floyd at Ocean One. 

Various Grand Strand locations. Friday, 11 a.m. $30. (843) 235-9600, classatpawleys.com


Designer’s Showcase: Dressed for the Season!

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Deck the halls (or the rooms of the museum)! With the help of talented designers and home decor specialists throughout the Waccamaw Neck, the Kaminski House will be transformed for the holidays, filled with glitz and glamour. 

Kaminski House Museum, 1003 Front St. Friday, tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. $15. (843) 520-4750, kaminskimuseum.org