15th Anniversary

A Year-long celebration, I Heart Art, has been designed for residents and visitors to embrace arts and culture. Each month is filled with exhibitions, creative activities for all ages and community-wide events.

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Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Breaking ground, 1996

The renovation begins, 1996

Renovation Sign, 1996

First Chinese New Year, 2003

Marilyn Monroe impersonator at the Museum's 10 year birthday party, 2007

10th Anniversary Gala, 2007






We would like to thank our Arts and Community Partners:

Brookgreen Gardens

Carolina Master Chorale

Chapin Memorial Library

Children's Museum of South Carolina

Create! Conway

Horry County Museum

Litchfield Ballet Company

Long Bay Symphony

Myrtle Beach Film Festival

Seacoast Artist Guild

Socastee Library

Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild

The City of Myrtle Beach

Coastal Carolina University

Horry County Council

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association

Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

For more arts events happening in our community check out www.ArtsAtTheBeach.com


Past Anniversary Events

Mardi Gras at the Art Museum

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

This Carnaval themed social will feature live music, delicious food (provided by King Street Grill) and a creative mask-making workshop. The Mardi Gras social is free to gs Scene members and $15 for non-members. To sign up for this event please click here.

The Collectors' Event

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 5:30 p.m. (Preview at 4 p.m.)

at Collectors Cafe

This first-time event will provide seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with a great opportunity to acquire works of art while supporting the Art Museum and our community of artists. A silent auction for 100 pieces of artwork from local, regional and internationally-known artists held as a fundraiser for the Art Museum’s 15th Anniversary. With $100 ticket admission, each ticket-holder will go home with an original work of art valued at $100 and upwards!

Sponsored by: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Collector's Cafe and The Howard Gallery

Marching to the Art Beat

Saturday, March 5- March 18, 2012

Children’s Art will be on display ion the Art Museum’s second floor galleries. The Art Museum looks forward to partnering with McLeod Children’s Hospital, Myrtle Beach Elementary School and Carolina Forest Middle School and presenting approximately 80 joyful and colorful works created by our area’s talented and imaginative children.

Awards reception and silent auction of exhibited artworks Sunday, March 18, 1 - 3 p.m.

Sponsored by: Art and Soul Gallery, McLeod Children's Hospital and Walmart

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The Art of Recycling

April 20 and 21, 2012

The Art Museum’s first Art of Recycling contest is [presented in conjunction with our 15th Anniversary Year of Art. Middle School children from both Horry and Georgetown Counties will be asked to create an original work of art made of 100% recycled material. Awards will be given.

Sponsored by: Horry County Waste Authority

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Art For Fun Mini-Golf Course

June through August 2012

Come celebrate the arts while playing a 9-hole game of art-themed mini-golf!

The 9-hole course will be whimsical, educational and entertaining for all ages.

Sponsored by: BB&T

Holes sponsored by: Art Museum Board of Trustees, Ben & Jerry's, In honor of Carolyn Burroughs, Tome and Lily Grace Hudson, Mrs. Hugh (Penny) Martin, MyrtleBeachGolf.com, Myrtle Beach Travel Park, Tyson Sign Company, WPDE

Kids in the Kitchen

Wednesday, September 12, 5 p.m.

Middle schoolers and teems will join Chef Tom Mullally at the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Culinary Arts program kitchen for a hands-on Japanese cooking class to include stir fries, noodles and sushi.

$20 per student, tasting for parents to follow, $6 per person.

Reservations required for class and tasting, class limit 25 students

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Thiebaud & Tea

Wednesday, September 19, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Enjoy Coccadott cupcakes and savoury teas as Coastal Carolina University art historian Arne Flaten speaks on the history of food in western art.

Reservations required, $7 per person

Partnered with Coccadott Cupcakes

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Saki & Sushi Tasting

Thursday, September 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Sample a variety of these two Japanese delights with Will Graveley of Southern Wines and Spirits and Chef Yosuke Oshima of Yamatos as we bid farewell to Kimono: Art, Fashion and Society. Reservations required, $20 per person

Sponsored by: Sparks Toyota and Yamatos Restaurant

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Fine Art and Fabulous Dining

through September 2012

Fabulous area restaurants salute the Art Museum's 15th Anniversary and the exhibition Kimono: Art, Fashion and Society with menu specials throughout the month.

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Pop Art Canned Soup Collection

through September 2012

Bring cans of soup to the Art Museum or to Bi-Lo at 38th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach all summer long to benefit area food banks for Horry and Georgetown Counties. Partnered with BiLo.

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Head to Toe Fashion Show

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7 - 9 p.m.

at Club 2001

Don't miss out on this fabulous event that kicks off with a mix and mingle reception followed by a fashion show of runway ready designs of various media created by Grand Strand artists to be judged by local celebrities.

Tickets: $25 per person, $15 per student

Sponsored by: Myrtle Beach Plastic Surgery

A&I Fire and Water Restoration, Marshalls, Hugh Martin, Debbie McArthur and Ron Edmonds, Myrtle Beach Mall, Native Sons and Myrtle Beach Mall

Buttercream Cakes & Catering, Carolina Improv, Club 2001, Costco, Roundtable Art Group, Stephen Sekura and Grand Strand Alliance, Your Red Carpet Alliance


Holiday Wrapping Paper Contest

December, 2012

Open to any child in The Sun News distribution area. Kids will be invited to color and design a piece of wrapping paper. All entries will be posted online for readers to choose their favorite. The winning design will be printed as a full sheet in The Sun News on Friday, December 21, 2012 for readers to use to wrap presents. For more contest details, click here. Sponsored by: The Sun News


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Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m.
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