Art in the Park

October 2021
Written By: 
Sam Ikner
Photographs by: 
Marissa Barnhill

The 49th Annual Art in the Park is coming to a close this November

Over 70 artists and vendors are set to gather at Valor Park in Market Common for Art in the Park.

Art in the Park is the Grand Strand’s premier outdoor art show and sale. With beautiful Market Common as the backdrop for this event, you’ll be surrounded by natural and manmade beauty during this two-day event. This artist-run event is set to feature over 70 artists from the East Coast, allowing visitors to view and purchase some of their creations.

Put together by the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild (WACG), the event has hosted artists from all over the country, working in a variety of mediums. The Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild was formed in 1969, and is the oldest art guild in the area. Their mission is to make art an integral part of life on the Grand Strand. They were tasked with offering support and encouragement to local artists by providing workshops and shows, and the WACG expanded their mission to include providing further education to art students and eventually building an arts center for the area.

Today, Joanne Utterback serves as the Art in the Park and Financial Director. She and her team are excited by the long-running history of the event.

“We are excited about the longevity of the event… That all are still interested in the event is wonderful,” she says. For the past 49 years, the WACG have been hosting Art in the Park, and though it has changed some over the years, it still draws huge crowds of artists and art enthusiasts each year. Attendees can expect plenty of arts and crafts available for purchase from talented artists.

The final two weekends of Art in the Park’s 49th year are fast approaching. The next event is on October 9 and 10, and the final weekend will take place on November 13 and 14. Both weekends will take place at Valor Park in Market Common, and will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art in the Park
October 9 and 10; November 13 and 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina