Ask three Trembley Group Real Estate Sales Associates what they like about living in Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand in May, they’ll likely summon at least five different visions. Some will be sleepy and sun soaked, some will be packed with outdoor adventure, and some retail-rich – where browsing for seashell-encrusted souvenirs and shopping for breezy cover-ups trumps every other activity on the to-do list. Those are just a few of the things people love about living in Myrtle Beach. The Grand Strand has something that fulfills everyone’s wish list.
Myrtle Beach anchors the Grand Strand – a 60-mile stretch of waterfront communities. Each has its own unique appeal but Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is perfectly positioned to cater to just about anyone’s whims and fancies. The freshest seafood. Boutique-shopping districts loaded with charm. Lush landscaped gardens. Moonlit kayak tours or beach walks. Live music and dancing spilling out into the streets. Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand has it all.
And Myrtle Beach’s quick recovery from the effects of Hurricane Matthew in 2016 was just the beginning of the city’s current reawakening. There is a fresh crop of new subdivisions and condominiums coming on line this spring. And Myrtle Beach’s iconic boardwalk keeps expanding, this year, stretching down to 16th Avenue North. And some of the old-favorite entertainment districts like Broadway at the Beach are proudly showing off new looks.
The warming trend in Myrtle Beach begins in March, with temperatures usually hitting the low 70s by April and reaching idyllic daytime highs in the upper 70s and low 80s by May. With so much variety to offer, all that’s needed to enjoy living in Myrtle Beach is plenty of sunscreen.
That’s where The Trembley Group Real Estate comes in. Folks who like visiting the Grand Strand should consider making it a permanent home or buy a summer home and move permanently after retirement. There is always something interesting and fun to do. Here are a few of the things the Sales Executives are looking forward to in May and some of the things that nonresidents are missing:
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If you’re looking for something to do indoors on a rainy day in May in Myrtle Beach, be sure to put the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum on your short list. Housed in a classic Grand Strand cottage just a few steps from the beach, the museum serves as one of the area’s cultural centers for both year-round residents and visitors to Myrtle Beach. The museum has been proudly offering free admission since 2003.
Many consider it one of the premier visual arts museums in the Carolinas. It features an impressive 11 galleries that change throughout the year. The Trembley Group Real Estate Sales Executives visit the museum for a change of pace and to see the unique and frequently changing exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, textiles, video and more, which offer surprises around every corner.
New and Ongoing exhibits and events in May include:
Horry-Georgetown County High Schools Annual Juried Exhibit
April 22 – May 20, 2018
A diverse array of media and artistic styles fills the second-floor galleries with color, life, and originality. It’s an extraordinary opportunity for area high school art students to gain the experience of having their artwork exhibited in a professional setting.
This year, professional artists (and married couple) Betsy Havens and James Calk of Georgetown, SC, will judge the art. Haven’s love of the human figure has led her to subject matter of the street scene, the café, markets, fishermen, dancers, historical figures and portraits of contemporary Americans. Calk paints large and dramatic landscapes in oil that feature a strong sense of value supported by color. His paintings allow the viewer to see the essence of the subject while providing imaginative interpretation.
Havens and Calk will judge both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, each category receiving a first, second and third place ribbon, as well as a Best in Show and eight honorable mentions. At the conclusion of the exhibition, a People’s Choice award will be presented to the museum visitor’s favorite work of art. All ribbons are accompanied by a cash award.
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony for the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition
May 3, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
The museum will host an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for the 21st Annual Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
The guild’s annual spring juried art exhibition is now in its 21st year. A diverse array of media, including ceramics, collage, drawings, graphics, mixed media works in both two and three-dimension, paintings, photography, sculpture, textiles and wood carving, all completed by local artists within the past two years, will be exhibited.
This year’s judge is professional artist Douglas Balentine of Charleston, SC. Balentine has been drawing and painting as long as he can remember. He lived in Paris for several years in the 1970s where exposure to art in the Louvre proved to be a lasting influence. Balentine has studied art in New York and Florence, Italy.
2018 Winyah Riverkeepers Photo Contest Winners
May 4 – June 10, 2018
Opening and awards reception | Friday, May 4, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Winyah Rivers Foundation’s mission is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay. As a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the foundation hosts the Waccamaw Riverkeeper Program and advocates for clean water and healthy communities throughout the Winyah Bay watershed, which includes the Waccamaw, Sampit, Lumber, Little PeeDee, Great PeeDee, Lynches and Black Rivers, all of which discharge into the Winyah Bay estuary.
Their annual photography contest is a fundraiser to help support the program’s promise to protect clean water. It also allows the Winyah Rivers Foundation to highlight an important asset of our area, our river systems. “The goals of this contest are to highlight the natural beauty of the Winyah Bay watershed and to support the Waccamaw Riverkeeper program of Winyah Rivers Foundation,” says Reggie Daves, board member for the Winyah Rivers Foundation.
Contest categories are wildlife, scenic, hurricane/flood and Georgetown County.
Come On In, The Water’s Fine
May 29 – September 2, 2018
This summer, the Art Museum presents The Water’s Fine, a group exhibition of five exceptional contemporary artists working in black-and-white photography and hyper-realistic painting, all who depict people in—or contemplating getting in—water. Participating artists include painters and photographers from across the country including Carl Kerridge of Myrtle Beach.
Museum guests can expect to see a variety of hyper-realistic, large-scale paintings and captivating black-and-white photographs of people depicted swimming, floating, diving into, and contemplating getting into water. Paintings will be grouped with photography in ways that present aesthetic relationships to one another in terms of their imagery, mostly in respect to the way the human figure is rendered under water.
Totally Turtles at Myrtle Beach State Park
May 5, 2018, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Myrtle Beach State Park
South Kings Highway (US 17, Business) just south of downtown. Shelters 2, B1, B2 or the Beach at Boardwalk N3 (near Shelter B2) Ask at the gatehouse. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and being at the beach. Wear sunscreen. Snacks and drinks are probably a good idea. Free with park admission.
Learn all about South Carolina’s state reptile, the loggerhead sea turtle, during this multi-event program! Crawl through a shrimp net, dig a nest like a sea turtle, create a turtle craft, discover how many different beaches a female turtle uses during a nesting season, listen to some interactive stories, go on a scavenger hunt, and much more! Appropriate for ages 5 to 105.
The Myrtle Beach State Park has several miles of trails through maritime forest as well as a beautiful white sand beach and camping facilities. Opened in 1935, the park is situated on 312 acres just south of downtown Myrtle Beach on US 17, Business.
It is a quiet park that offers educational experiences, great surf fishing, and a picturesque nature trail. Summer programs give children the opportunity to learn about marine life such as dolphins and sea turtles, as well as the plants and animals typical of the park. In addition to campsites, guests can also rent cabins.
Check the park’s website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival
May 5, 2018
This annual street festival is in Downtown Conway and features arts, crafts, vendors, food, classic car show and craft beer tastings. What’s better than music, food, and beer? Nothing! Join Downtown Conway at the Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival on May 6th.
The festival will be held in Downtown Conway between Laurel St. and 3rd Ave. The festivities begin May 5th from 11 am to 6 pm. Admission is free but bring cash to enjoy all the food and craft beer you can drink.
Entertainment will kick off with a performance by the Sally Woody Dancers, PaperWork Band with Canopy Hands, and The Special Blend Experience. Special activities and events include a classic car show, vendors offering a variety of delicious foods, a craft beer tasting zone, and a wide variety of musical performances!
Questions? 843 248 6260
Mayfest on Main in North Myrtle Beach
May 12, 2018, 10:00am – 6:00pm
The 13th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival will be held on Main Street, Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. This one day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate May and the beginning of summer. Along Main Street, approximately 100 crafters will display their crafts, food vendors will serve a variety of treats and children will be entertained with a kid’s area. A community stage will offer live music and performances from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. At 12:00 pm the main stage performances begin and will feature some of the best musical talent from around the area until 6:00 pm.
Blue Crab Festival in Little River
May 19, 2018 – May 20, 2018
Each year in May, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival lures over 50,000 visitors to the small fishing village of Little River, located North of Myrtle Beach. Thousands of festival attendees head to the waterfront to enjoy live music, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, and a healthy serving of the area’s most famous dish – blue crab! The 37th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival will be held on May 19 & 20, 2018.
The festival supports and showcases the local Little River Community, North Myrtle Beach, and the entire Grand Strand area. Located on the beautiful Grand Strand, the Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast. Attendance of more than 50,000 is expected. The festival will feature approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, tremendous entertainment and a children’s area.
The World Famous Blue Crab Festival has been awarded the Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand by readers of the Sun News newspaper for the past six consecutive years. The festival continues to be the premier event on the Grand Strand with excellent vendors, entertainment, food, and fellowship.
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