MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach artists are showing locals and visitors that there's much more to the city than it just being a beach town.
A group of business owners and local artists created the First Friday Artwalks for downtown Myrtle Beach. The goal is to increase the exposure of all the arts in the downtown area and enrich lives by uplifting the community with art.
This is the first year for the event and organizer William Miller said there are plans to continue year-round.
Participants can pick up a map and start at any of the seven galleries listed, or the food and drink supporters on the self-guided tour. They can stay at any of the galleries for as long as they want.
The next artwalk is scheduled for June 2, from 4 to 8 p.m.
"Our hope is people will come out and have a good time, experience the area, enjoy downtown because it isn't scary anymore," Miller said. "There is a lot of good art down here and good times to be had."
The galleries on the approximately one-mile walk feature the works of:
- Gail Baillargeon
- Debanjana Bhattacharjee
- Lorraine Dauphin
- Sue Donaldson
- Rachel Jones
- Betsy (27) Mendillo
- Michael Perrucci
- Micheal Shimoji
- Jackie Stacharowski
- Terry Strawser
- William H. Miller
- Eric Kellum
For more information, or a map of the First Friday Artwalks, click here.