The Keller Williams The Trembley Group Real Estate Professionals know there are lots of reasons to buy Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand real estate. The company’s Realtors know all the reasons homeowners love living here. Everyone knows about Myrtle Beach golf and entertainment opportunities, but almost everyone agrees that the best reason to live in Myrtle Beach is the area’s greatest attraction, the Atlantic Ocean and the area’s more than sixty miles of clean white sandy beaches.
The area has endless watersports and fishing opportunities. In addition to the ocean, the Grand Strand has countless backwater creeks and saltwater inlets that flow off the ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and a number of freshwater rivers. Myrtle Beach and South Carolina puts its homeowners dead-center in the middle of a myriad of fishing, scuba, and watersport opportunities.
The days of Blackbeard the Pirate, Stede Bonnet the Gentleman Pirate, and Anne Bonny, the most famous South Carolina woman pirate cruising the Grand Strand, are long gone. But in their wake, they left behind some of the most beautiful beaches and boating opportunities in America.
Besides fishing for the catch of the day, there are lots of adventurous maritime activities to keep Myrtle Beach homeowners on the water from sun up to sundown. All the boating choices and the boating conveniences make exploring and playing on the Myrtle Beach water easy.
From the giant dunes of Bird Island on the North Carolina Border to Sandy Island’s Gullah-Geechee community to South Island, part of the Tom Yawkee Wildlife Center just South of Georgetown, there are all sorts places along the Grand Strand that can only be accessed by boat. And boaters routinely discover dolphin pods, sea turtles, the occasional whale, and the great sunrises and sunsets of Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach natives take their boating and sailing very seriously. The area offers world-class power boating and sailing from Little River all the way down the beautiful coastline to the historic port of Georgetown.
Whether a boater has an interest in a jet ski, a kayak, a canoe, a Jon boat, a powerboat, a pontoon boat, a sailboat or an ocean-going yacht, Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand has the perfect water for the next boating excursion. The Grand Strand offers boaters a wide variety of waters for boating from the Intracoastal Waterway, to tidal rivers to the local bays and inlets to the wide-open ocean.
2020 Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo
The Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Show Dates: Friday, January 10, 2020 through Sunday, January 12, 2020
Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Children (under 12): $5.00
Children (under 3): Free
What the Water Rat said to the Mole in The Wind and the Willows: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
In January, boaters and want-to-be-boaters can visit the annual Myrtle Beach Convention Center for the 2020 Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo.
The annual Myrtle Beach Boat Show is always a Keller Williams The Trembley Group Real Estate Professional favorite. This year’s show will feature all the usual outstanding selection of vendors plus a number of new exhibitors who will display the most up to date boats, accessories and boating technology. A complete list of the 2020 dealers and vendors are all listed on the Boat Show’s website under the “Whos Attending” tab.
The boat exhibitors will feature performance boats, fishing boats, bowriders, pontoons, and ocean-going yachts. Experienced boating and marine vendors will also be on hand with hunting, biking, and camping gear, boating products, fishing gear, fishing tackle, as well as every marine gadget and accessory needed for a safe and fun boating season.
There will also be plenty of special events and seminars to keep the entire family informed and entertained. The 2020 Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo will feature seminars from some of the best fishing Captains and Crews from the Grand Strand Area. Inshore and offshore seminars will be conducted daily along with kayak fishing professionals who will share their experience and favorite tips with boat show attendees.
THE FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-
SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM
3100 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
January 2020 through April 1, 2020
Often overlooked amid all the neon lights and dazzling attractions of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand is one of the Strand’s best-kept secrets – the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum.
Tucked away behind sprawling live oaks on the south end of Ocean Boulevard sits this charming 1920s-style beach cottage that was converted into an art museum in 1997. Filled with art galleries and touring exhibitions, the building alone is worth seeing as it represents much of the history, people and architecture of Myrtle Beach.
The three-story structure was once a beachfront cottage located near the old Ocean Forest Hotel. A local group of artists and historical preservationists joined forces to save the building from demolition. The museum sits across from the Springmaid Pier, currently under reconstruction after being destroyed by Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence. Its land was donated by namesakes and city founding fathers Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin.
The museum hosts the works of touring exhibitions and educational programs, serves as a resource center and a reception hall, and is home to concert and lecture series. The first floor contains six galleries used for rotating exhibits, and four second-floor rooms house the Grace Martin Matlock Educational Galleries. The art studio gives adults and children a place to practice their craft, a small library features lots of local historical pieces, and the top-floor reception and tea room serve as a gathering spots with an ocean view.
Permanent collections include the Bishop Maps and Prints display, featuring 15 maps of the area made from the early 1600s to the mid-1800s; the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild’s collection of works; the Barbara Burgess and John Dinklespiel Collection of Southern Art; and several donated works that reflect the area’s history and culture. The permanent collection’s paintings, photographs, lithography, sculptures, and collages give guests an insight into Myrtle Beach’s and the Grand Strand’s culture.
Museum strives to engage the community and visitors through unique exhibitions and interactive, educational and creative programs for people of all ages. The Art Museum offers a variety of exhibitions, changing every three to four months, an extensive permanent collection of regional artwork and historical maps, and a fine arts resource library.
Year-round, tea and cookies are available on the tea porch which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The Museum Gift Shop features work by local artisans. Docent tours are available for groups of six or more upon request. The Art Museum also hosts several Free Family Days, celebrating events like Dia de los Muertos and Chinese New Year, annually, along with several annual fundraisers, lectures, events and much more!
The Burroughs and Chapin Arts Museum of Myrtle Beach is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free but donations are requested. Some exhibits, classes and special events require a small fee.
Collection Connections – A Visual Exploration of Southern Heritage
Collection Connections – A Visual Exploration of Southern Heritage is an exhibition of approximately 40 works from the Art Museum’s rich permanent collections, including antique maps and historical prints, works on paper by Southern artists, including William H. Clarke, Cassandra Gillens and Jonathan Green, fabric quilts and photographs. Using Southern-history-themed works of art from the museum’s collections, the exhibition uses the visual arts to instruct and explore the history and culture of South Carolina and our entire region and is designed for both school students and adults alike.
First Saturday Glass Blowing Demos
708 12th Ave., Conway, SC 29526
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: (843) 248-3558
January 4, 2020 recurring monthly, the 1st Saturday through March 7, 2020
Every October through March, on the first Saturday of the month, Conway Glass hosts glass blowing demonstrations in the hot shop. Those interested can reserve a free seat and watch glass artists work with 2100 degree molten glass. Working as a team the artists create colorful glass bowls, vases and sculptures right before your eyes. Demos are held at 11 am – 4 pm. Register early as we fill up quick.
Eddie and Barb Streeter are the proud owners of the little glass-making studio in Conway. Established in 1986, Conway Glass began small, grew big and in 2016 they renovated a historic 100-year-old-brick building. It’s the perfect setting for their artwork and studios.
The gallery is open year-round. They’re open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Friday and Saturday until 3 pm.
The Market Common Military History Tour
Meet at the Market Common in Front of the Grand 14 Theater
4017 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
January 10, 2020
January’s The Market Common Military History Tour will be Friday, January 10th, from 2 – 4 PM. The Market Common is Myrtle Beach’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, and the home to Myrtle Beach’s and the Grand Strand’s premier real estate company, Keller Williams The Trembley Group. The area was once an important WWII military and later an important base during the Cold War, Vietnam and Desert Storm.
Tour-takers will board a trolley for a one-hour narrated tour around the Market Common District learning about the history of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, and the Myrtle Beach Army Air Field. During WWII, the base also housed a German POW camp. The tour includes stops at Warbird Park, the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center that is home to a small military museum, and at the Myrtle Beach International Airport’s Norton General Aviation Terminal which features displays from the Base Operations building that once stood on that site.
The tour will be immediately followed by a one-hour catered reception at Tupelo Honey where tour-takers will meet a historical figure who was part of the base’s history.
Tickets for the trolley tour and reception are $30. Tour-takers will meet in front of the Grand 14 Cinema, at Deville and Reed Streets, where they will board the trolley and depart for the one-hour tour with three stops at 2 PM. Afterward, the trolley will arrive at Tupelo Honey at about 3 PM for the one-hour catered reception and historical presentation. Purchasers’ names will be added to a list so tickets DO NOT need to be printed and presented. The tours make a popular gift.
International Culinary Institute of HGTC at MB at Market Common
920 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Phone: (843) 591-6292
January 26, 2020
Enjoy countless soups, bakery, pastries and a cool drink at the International Culinary Institute. The soup supper is a fundraiser for Horry-Georgetown Technical College Foundation, Red Cross and chapter needs.
The American Culinary Federation of Myrtle Beach, a non-profit organization promotes professional camaraderie through dedicated efforts and support with a local network of businesses. Culinary awareness and fundraising by the group to the public is accomplished during the presentations of two different semi-annual seasonal culinary competition events. The January Souper Supper in the fall features soups from the talented chefs and generous area restaurants who donate their time and product. But the highly successful fundraiser is made possible by local enthusiastic Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand foodies, interested in sampling and discovering what the local talented chefs and generous restaurants have to offer.
This annual winter event raises funds for the Horry Georgetown Technical College scholarship and chapter operations for the American Culinary Federation’s Myrtle Beach Chapter. Enjoy over forty soups, as well as bakery items, sweets, and drinks. Join the Keller Williams The Trembley Group Realtors and warm up with some delicious food.
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