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Arts and Culture Journey to Holden Beach

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Holden Beach has a way with amazing views that are rivaled only by the opportunities to be inspired by a rich arts and culture scene! The following are a few stops to be sure to add to your arts and culture journey to Holden Beach the next time you’re in town.

Day 1: Vincent Van-Go

When you’re looking to indulge your creative inclinations during your Holden Beach getaway alongside the entire family, be sure to head over to Vincent Van-Go. Located at 2842-A Old Ferry Road in Supply just across the bridge, this stop is a place where you can create something totally unique or purchase one-of-a-kind artistic gifts as well. At Vincent Van-Go, guests can drop by and pick up a piece of unfinished pottery to paint on-site and take home as a souvenir of the experience. There’s something for everyone to enjoy here and the painting options are suitable for a variety of ages.

Day 2: Mary’s Gone Wild

If you’re a fan of unique collectibles and art that come in an array of bold styles and bright colors and patterns, you’ll find time spent at Mary’s Gone Wild is always worth your while. Located at 2431 Holden Beach Road SW, this stop was created by Brunswick County native Mary Paulsen and continues to capture the minds and imaginations of visitors and locals alike. Mary’s Gone Wild is a collection of several buildings that are constructed from recycled wine bottles and host everything from eye-catching paintings to whimsical sculptures too. Here, repurposed items are put to good, creative use and whether you come to purchase or browse, it’s a local stop that’s always inspiring.

Day 3: The Museum of Coastal Carolina

Hop over to Ocean Isle Beach during your Holden Beach getaway to enjoy some time at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at least once while you’re in the area. Found at 21 E. Second Street, this natural history museum offers up an intriguing look into the area’s rich coastal environment and history. A stop here is a chance for visitors to enjoy hands on and immersive learning experiences that highlight the importance of marine conservation and the many coastal creatures that allow this area to thrive.

Day 4: Franklin Square Gallery

When you’re on the hunt for a variety of art pieces to browse, make your way to Franklin Square Gallery in nearby Southport. This stop is located downtown at 130 E West Street and is a great place to enjoy admiring art that’s been created by over 100 local artists! You see everything from paintings and pottery to woodworking and mixed medium pieces as well. Be sure to check the event calendar before you head over, as Franklin Square Gallery frequently hosts art shows, lectures, and workshops.

Day 5: Ricky Evans Art Gallery

Another great artistic Southport stop to check out while you’re in the area is the Ricky Evans Art Gallery found at 211 N. Howe Street. This gallery is known and loved for its vast collection of local artwork that’s often inspired by coastal themes. On-site visitors can browse pottery, gift items, paintings and beyond at their leisure. It’s a family-friendly stop you can enjoy in good company!

Day 6: The Artisans Gallery on Howe

The Holden Beach area inspired artists of all kinds and a great testament to the collective dedication to arts and culture is The Artisans Gallery on Howe. This association of artists of St. James Plantation in Southport works as a 501c Organization linked with Stepping Up For Arts. The mission of the group is to promote artistic appreciation in the region through the planning of hands-on workshops, local arts events, and programming in public schools too. The Artisans Gallery on Howe is found at 114 S. Howe Street and is open to the public when nothing sounds more refreshing than time spent browsing pottery, handmade baskets, custom jewelry, photography, painting, and beyond.

Day 7: Sunriver Marketplace

Head over to nearby Calabash on the last day of your Holden Beach stay to enjoy time at Sunset River Marketplace with the entire family. Found at 10283 Beach Drive SW, this combined gallery, pottery studio and art class locale is loved by locals and visitors alike looking to indulge their creativity of all kinds. Both painting and pottery classes are hosted here while many visitors come to check out the gallery space that’s incorporated into this 10,000 square foot destination. There’s a custom-framing department on-site as well as bistro tables to enjoy a coffee after you’ve spent time browsing the many works of art including pottery, jewelry, and hand-blown glass.

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An arts and culture journey to Holden Beach is always a good idea and when you need an amazing vacation rental to match, PROACTIVE Vacations has what you’re looking for. Reach out today to learn more about our inviting property options in the area and how we can help you make more of every moment. We can’t wait to see you in scenic Holden Beach soon!

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