Let Your Spirit Lead: Discover the Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Trail

In the grand scheme of things, there’s always room for art.


On your next Grand Strand vacation, make some time to discover it. The arts are thriving in this land of fun in the sun and calabash seafood. You could even design a getaway around it.


Here’s how.

What Is the Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Trail?

It’s a string of more than 100 sites in the Grand Strand’s 14 communities. It includes excellent galleries, amazing museums, and art-filled spots such as Brookgreen Gardens. Plus, places you might not have known about. 


Myrtle Beach is host to sculptures, alleyway murals, and passageways adorned with art.


The Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Trail features:

  • Delivery by email and text
  • Mobile exclusivity
  • No apps to download
  • Prizes
Brookgreen Gardens

How Can I Get Started on the Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Trail?

The formula is straightforward: register, get your pass, and visit to win prizes. Check it out:

  • REGISTER: You’ll get a mobile passport when you register. It’s a free app-like experience, and you only have to share your:
    • Name
    • Zip code
    • Email address
    • Phone number
  • GET YOUR PASS: It will be emailed to you immediately and by text. You don’t have to download an app, and you can use your pass right away. Pro tip: Save it to your phone’s home screen for easy access.
  • CHECK IN AND WIN: Simply track and check in at participating locations, such as:
    • Galleries
    • Museums
    • Public art pieces

Every time you check in, you’ll gain points toward prizes. Redeem points for prizes at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum (3100 S. Ocean Boulevard).

Where Should I Start on the Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Trail?

Before you rush out to get started, check out this area guide to each section along the trail.

  • CENTRAL ARTS TRAIL: It includes the Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach. Visit the new downtown Arts & Innovation District.

  • WESTERN ARTS TRAIL: See the beauty of Conway, Coastal Carolina University, and Horry County.
  • Drifter’s Wood: It’s devoted to artwork, decor, jewelry, and more, made with driftwood from the area. Jeff Gibson started it as a hobby in 2016, and it has become a passion for local artists.

  • NORTHERN ARTS TRAIL: North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little River, and Calabash.
  • House of Blues: Live music is stellar here in Barefoot Landing. Take in a show at this 2,000-seat venue with a restaurant, or the outdoor bar and stage with entertainment every night.

  • SOUTHERN ARTS TRAIL: One beautiful section of the Grand Strand remains. It contains popular spots such as Georgetown, Litchfield Beach, and Murrells Inlet. Plus, Pawleys Island, and Surfside Beach.

  • “Hat Lady” Mural in Surfside Beach: Visiting The Family Beach? Stop and get a photo in front of this huge wall mural at Borgata Bar & Restaurant. The Bagel Beach mural is close by, too.

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