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Leading Business of the Month Sponsored by South State Bank

Leading Business of the Month

Sitting a stone’s throw from the ocean is a landmark that's championed visual arts on the Grand Strand for more than two decades.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is our August Leading Business of the Month sponsored by South State Bank.

The art museum, which opened in 1997, is named for the founders of what was then the Myrtle Beach Farms Company which donated the land for the building. In June 2003, the art museum's doors opened even wider with free admission for all though donations are welcomed.

Exhibits change a few times each year. Artists with ties to the Grand Strand, the Carolinas or the South are featured often along with nationally renowned artists such as Ansel Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright and Norman Rockwell. Each spring showcases work by Horry and Georgetown high schoolers.

The Making Waves exhibit featuring art by Drew Brophy, an internationally renowned surf artist who was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, continues through the middle of September.

Three collections will finish out 2018. Collection Connections, A Visual Exploration of Southern Heritage, opens Sept. 11. As the name suggests, the exhibit is made of about 40 works from the museum’s permanent collections with work by Southern artists including William H. Clark, Cassandra Gillens and Jonathan Green.

Starting Sept. 27, visitors can enjoy work by Easton Selby who grew up in Mississippi and now lives in Conway where he is head of the visual arts department at Coastal Carolina University. Selby's current art centers around themes of religion and Southern folklore.

The final exhibit opens Oct. 4 and features art by Sherry Strickland Martin. An Horry County native, Martin is a professional artist and currently teaches art at St. James High School.

It’s more than just exhibits at the art museum. There’s also an education component with programs designed for kids or adults.

New to the museum is the Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio. Opened earlier this year, the studio offers classes for ages 16 and older and held summer camps for children. Inside the studio are six pottery wheels, an area for hand-building, stations for glazing and cleaning and a separate kiln room.

The art museum is open daily except Mondays.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
3100 S. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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About Leading Business of the Month
The first Wednesday of every month, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Leading Business of the Month. This special promotion, sponsored by South State Bank, recognizes a company that has been a member of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber for a minimum of five years. The business is randomly selected. The company displays a banner at their place of business for one month recognizing them as the Leading Business of the Month. 

Leading Business of the Month (see Page 9)

August 2018 - Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
July 2018 - RE/MAX Southern Shores
June 2018 - House of Blues
May 2018 - Coastal Engravers Inc.
April 2018 - American Red Cross Eastern SC
March 2018 - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
February 2018 - The Jackson Companies
January 2018 - FSA-Full Steam Ahead, Inc. Fire & Water Restoration
December 2017 - Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
November 2017 - Gay Dolphin
October 2017 - Carolina Cool Inc.
September 2017 - H.B. Springs Company Inc. - Insurance and Myrtle Beach KOA Kampground
August 2017 - Serendipity Inn
July 2017 - Hussey Motors
June 2017 - Benjamin's Bakery & Café 
May 2017 - Barefoot Landing
April 2017 - Grand Strand Humane Society
March 2017 - The Carolina Opry
February 2017 - River Club
January 2017 - Miss-Master The Children Shoppe 
December 2016 - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 
November 2016 - Firehouse Subs - Myrtle Beach
September 2016 - Canine Command Center
August 2016 - Canterbury Apartment Homes 
July 2016 - Jungle Lagoon
June 2016 - Liberty Tax Service 
May 2016 - Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone 
April 2016 - Benji's Bed & Breakfast 
March 2016 - Myrtle Beach Pelicans 
February 2016 - Flowers in the Forest 
January 2016 - Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA 
December 2015 - Native Sons Screen Print & Embroidery 
November 2015 - Christmas Mouse 
October 2015 - Black's Tire & Auto Service 
September 2015 - Sparks Toyota