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I Heart Art

2012 is the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum's 15th anniversary and a year-long calendar of arts programs, unique exhibitions and special events has been planned. The celebration, dubbed
I Heart Art will feature visual arts exhibitions, creative activities for all ages and special events that will encourage residents and tourists alike to embrace the arts and participate in arts-related activities throughout the Grand Strand.


Myrtle Beach Area Fine Arts & Cultural Activities

Cultural ActivitiesBefore Myrtle Beach was even incorporated as a town, just a half-day wagon ride to the south in Murrells Inlet, Archer and Anna Huntington were creating what was to become the first sculpture garden in the United States designated as a National Historic Landmark (Brookgreen Gardens). With such an auspicious start, it’s no wonder the visual and performing arts are an integral part of life along the Grand Strand. 

Almost any day of the year, patrons can find a symphony performance, play, poetry reading, opera, university recital, music theater, or art exhibit to enjoy. While the Huntingtons were one of the country’s most elite couples, you don’t have to be one of the rich and famous to participate in the cultural offerings of today.

I Heart Art

I Heart ArtFor one local museum, 2012 will be busier than ever, as a milestone is being marked. Throughout the year, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a host of special events in addition to its customary schedule of classes and rotating exhibits. The celebration, dubbed I Heart Art, will feature a silent art auction, a children’s art display, an exhibit of art created from recycled material, an art-themed miniature golf course game, a fashion show, and many other unique and wonderful experiences.

25 Years of Musical Excellence

''Looking Forward, Looking Back'' is the theme for The Long Bay Symphony's 2012-2013 season as they celebrate 25 years of musical excellence. As the region’s professional orchestra, The Long Bay Symphony is committed to serving as a cultural leader, providing the impetus and vision necessary for continued growth within this flourishing arts community, and is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for citizens of all ages. Dress up or dress down. Come with friends or that special someone. But experience the world of live classical and popular symphonic music with The Long Bay Symphony.

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