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June 2013

Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild in Myrtle Beach, SC, Holds 41st Art in the Park - June 22 & 23, 2013

Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild in Myrtle Beach, SC, will hold its 41st Art in the Park event on June 22 & 23, 2013, from 10am-4pm, in Chapin Park, located at 1400 N. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach.

The event will host over 60 artists from the East Coast and as far away as Tennessee with about 20 of those artists from our local area. Typical art will include paintings, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery and stone.

There is no admission charge for this event, which is child and pet friendly.

The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild is a non-profit, state-chartered organization. Sixteen artists and crafts people who wished to encourage and promote fine arts in the community organized it in 1969. Membership is open to professional, non-professional and student artists and crafts persons as well as associate members interested in the arts.

A Board of Directors oversees the operations of the Guild. The calendar of events for the year includes: Monthly program meetings from September to May on the third Thursday of the month. A variety of programs are offered including demonstrations, slide presentations, social gatherings with exhibitions of recent works by members, and panel discussions on subjects of interest to artists such as framing and making slides of your art, etc. Guests are always welcome at no charge; Two art shows, at least one of which has been ongoing for over 40 years; Three Art in the Park shows are held in Chapin Park each year giving artists an opportunity to display and sell their work; and an annual Student Show held at The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach.

Members are kept informed of events of interest by periodic newsletters and postcards.

Later this year the Guild will present shows at Chapin Park, on Oct. 5 & 6 and Nov. 2 & 3, As well as a show at Valor Park in Myrtle Beach on Nov. 9 & 10, 2013.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, contact JoAnne Utterback by calling 843/446-7471 or visit (www.artsyparksy.com).

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