One of the best ways to learn about a new place is to visit local museums. Even if you’ve spent your vacations along the Grand Strand for years, a trip to a local art museum or one filled with historical artifacts gives a fresh perspective and stirs your emotions while connecting you with the past. Our marshes, rivers and estuaries are some of the most unique on the East Coast, and a trip to Hobcaw Barony will give you a new respect for our amazing tidal waters.
Brookgreen Gardens (See ad on Pg. 9) is both a beautiful garden and a museum filled with sculptures that take your breath away. A day at Brookgreen Gardens is one you and your family will never forget as you learn about the culture of the lowcountry, see the animals that make their home here and be amazed by sculpture set amid beautiful gardens.
Festivals are a fun way to spend a day outdoors and maybe taste a dish you’ve never tried. Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival focuses on the beauty of handmade creations. Many lovely one of a kind works of art are available–an addition to your home or that one of a kind gift is waiting for you to discover! Local art galleries are also a source of inspiration and excitement. Our growing arts community has drawn some world class talent to our area.
An afternoon or evening enjoying a cultural arts performance is a pleasure to be savored. Coastal Carolina University in Conway has a full calendar of events from September through May. In fall and winter, Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art presents world class performances. Long Bay Symphony also performs in the area throughout their season. Maybe theater arts are your favorite? Community theaters along the Grand Strand produce quality plays and musicals. The Strand Theatre in Georgetown and Theatre of the Republic in Conway are now using their “dark” nights to show classic and independent films.
Enjoy the Grand Strand’s cultural arts!