Grand Strand Arts News & Events This Week


Myrtle Beach area Arts News & Events for the week of December 3, 2012 – December 9, 2012


November 15, 2012 – January 15, 2012

Grand Strand Artist of the Month

2012 Grand Strand Artists of the Month Group Exhibition is taking place at Cowork MYR. View and purchase local artwork created by the 2012 Grand Strand Artists of the Month.

November 23, 2012 – December 23, 2012

Take a break from shopping and visit a new, holiday-themed Children’s Museum: elfWORKS. Activities and exhibits that provide endless play opportunities with a holiday twist that help to raise money to support the Children’s Museum of South Carolina. All donations and funds raised at elfWORKS will support new exhibits and upcoming programs. To plan your visit, find more information here.

December 1, 2012 – December 28, 2012

December 2012 Grand Strand Artist of the Month

The December Grand Strand Artist of the Month is Blake Brown. His work is currently on display and available for purchase at Fresh Brewed Coffee House.

December 4, 2012

The Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble presents its annual fall concert The Crystals on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. Under the direction of Jesse Willis, the Percussion Ensemble, will feature works by both classic and contemporary composers such as Christopher Rouse, David J. Long, Chick Corea as well as xylophone great George Hamilton Green. The Ensemble features over 50 instruments including the marimba, timpani, vibraphone, the snare drum and many more.

December 5, 2012 – December 19, 2012

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents KidsArt: Studio Wednesdays, classes for ages 13 to 15, on Wednesday, December 5, 12, and 19, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. This month’s theme is Grid Technique. Local artist Jessie Ritacco will be teaching how to shade and draw using a grid technique. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the museum at 843-238-2510.

December 6, 2012 – December 14, 2012

The Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University presents Portfolios Exhibition, featuring the works of studio art and graphic design seniors graduating from the Department of Visual Arts. This Senior Thesis Exhibition includes photography, installations, design, the moving image, ceramics, mixed media and more. The exhibition dates are December 6, 2012 through December 14, 2012, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The closing reception is Friday, December 14, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

December 7, 2012 – December 9, 2012

Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, the official performing company of Coastal Dance Centre, presents The Nutcracker on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Beach Church Auditorium. Additional performances take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Beach Church Auditorium.

December 7, 2012 – December 22, 2012

Brookgreen Gardens comes to life for Nights of a Thousand Candles during the holiday season amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the following 2012 dates: December 7-8, 14-15, and 20-22. You can find more information about Nights of a Thousand Candles here.

Theatre of the Republic presents Holiday on Main Street: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Performances are scheduled for December 7, 8, 15, 20-22 at 8:00 p.m. and December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 at 3:00 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and are available for purchase online and at the Theatre of the Republic box office, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

December 7, 2012 – December 23, 2012

Grand Strand professional theatre Atlantic Stage presents Holiday Memories by Truman Capote. Performances start December 7, 2012 and end December 23, 2012. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (877) 287-8587 or visit the Atlantic Stage website here.

December 7, 2012

The Roundtable Art Group hosts an art show every year during the holiday season that showcases many of the Grand Strand area’s visual artists. This year’s event takes place on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Travinia Italian Kitchen. There is a requested donation of $10 for admission.

December 8, 2012

In addition to the opening weekend of Holiday MemoriesAtlantic Stage is collecting items on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at 79th Ave Theatre for Treasure Festival, a spring fundraiser. Donate lightly used items including, but not limited to, furniture, household goods, clothing, and appliances. Donations are tax deductible. If you have items to donate, but are not able to drop off your donation during the collection time, arrangements can be made by contacting the theatre at (877) 287-8587.

December 9, 2012

The Long Bay Symphony Guild Presents Holly Day Tea & Symphony on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club in Pawleys Island, featuring music by members of The Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra. Enjoy savories and sweets, a cash bar, gift baskets, a silent auction, and more. Proceeds from Holly Day Tea & Symphony benefit The Long Bay Symphony, the Youth Orchestra, and educational programs.


To view more local arts events, be sure to visit Grand Strand Arts Events here.