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Overview Island Art

Villages Shops, 10744m Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. Ongoing – Island Art Gallery is an artist-owned gallery with eight owner artists and twenty-seven exhibiting artists. We represent artists from North and South Carolina in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor. We offer ongoing studio art classes and workshops from established local and visiting artists. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm. Contact: call 843-314- 0298 or at (

Overview Cheryl Newby

11096 Ocean Hwy 17., in The Shops at Oak Lea, Pawleys Island. Ongoing – Representing Sigmund Abeles, Ellen Buselli, Ray Ellis, Joseph Cave, Laura Edwards, Claire K. Farrell, Kathy Metts, Mike Williams, and Charles Williams; also sculptors Gwen Marcus and Catherine Ferrell. A large inventory of original antique natural history prints and engravings by Mark Catesby, John J. Audubon, John Gould, and others. Also original antique maps and charts from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Hours: Tue-Sat., 10am-5:30pm. Contact: 843/979-0149 or (www.


14363 Ocean Highway, 2 miles south of Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island. Ongoing – Featuring original fine, functional and folk art by a score of local artists in regularly changing displays. Paintings by Nancy Bracken, Barnie Slice, M. P. “Squeaky” Swenson and Jane Woodward, as well as works in mixed media by Terry Belanger, Kathi Bixler, Roger Cleveland, Gwen Coley, Millie Doud, Zenobia Harper, Barbara Linderman, Mary Helen Lowrimore and Cindy Valentine, and stained and fused glass by Sharon Knost, Suz Mole and Kathy Welde. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-2pm. Contact: 843/235-9600 or at (


Featuring a gallery of award winning artists, featuring paintings by Carol Belcher, Elaine Bigelow, Sue Coley, Judy O’Brien and Jan Wurst, with collage, origami and ceramics by Millie Doud, ceramics by John Bolicki, photos by Suzanne Gaff, and photos and jewelry by Kelly Mezzapelle. Also a fine selection of framing by The Howard Gallery. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-5- :30pm & 3rd Thur. of the month from 5-7:30pm. Contact: 843/626-3118.


An alternative art gallery that provides exhibition opportunities for established and emerging artists. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 11am-6pm.

Pawleys Island History

Everthing you want to know about Pawleys Island…and more by Vida Miller Do you want to learn more about Pawleys Island? ” A Little Book About Pawleys Island” is a delightful little book chock full of interesting facts, stories and fun. Excerpts from the book: A Brief History of Pawleys Island: Pawleys Island is known as one of the oldest summer resorts on the East Coast. It was a common practice of plantation owners to move their families to the breezy beaches from the spring until late fall to escape mosquitoes and the fear of malaria. Nearby rice planters started […]

History of Rice Museum’s Prevost Gallery

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Jim Fitch In 1978, I received my first grant. It was a $12,000 matching grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior to restore the exterior of the Kaminski Building to its early 20th century appearance. At that time, the Kaminski Building was owned by the Rice Museum, but was being leased as a hardware business to Mr. Ray McDaniel. I collected the rent. It was $250 per month. The grant money was obtained for the Rice Museum by Senator Strom Thurmond and Representative John Jenrette. The grant was administered through the SC State Archives. […]

Review of “All Shook Up” at TOR by Lauren Hyatt

“I’m All Shook Up” By: Lauren Hyatt Elvis Presley is the most impersonated person in the world. There are more than 400,000 professional Elvis Presley impersonators in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Everyone knows a majority, if not all, of his songs; he’s just so iconic. So while I was sitting, looking through the program, I began to hear some people sing Elvis’ songs. It was such a beautiful experience to see a bunch of people so excited to relive something that perhaps they had gone through in their own hometown or that their parents […]

Review of “Geriatric Monologues” by Lauren Hyatt

Celebrating Life? By: Lauren Hyatt Getting older is inevitable; but it doesn’t mean that you just have to wait around for the end. Play some of your favorite music and dance, go outside and enjoy the day, talk to your neighbors; the list is endless. The aging journey is a wonderful, and sometimes achy, process. You are now the elder. The one that gives advice. The one that people complain about driving too slow in the left hand lane. In the “Geriatric Monologues”, Jim Rogers beautifully shows every side of growing old. That yes, it sucks. And yes you don’t […]