South Carolina isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think about the arts. However, the state has hidden pockets of cultural wealth that will rival big art markets like New York and San Francisco. These are the five best cities in South Carolina for the Arts.
- Myrtle Beach
If your taste for art extends beyond the norm, check out Greenville, SC. The Metropolitan Arts Council works diligently to support art organizations financially as well as through advocacy and marketing. Be sure to visit the Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville (AGGG). AGGG is a 2,0000 square foot gallery featuring the works of over 20 local and regional artists. Here you will find an assortment of art styles including mixed media, watercolors, oil, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and photography. Located in downtown Greenville, the gallery is smack dab in the center of dining, shopping and entertainment. Downtown Greenville was ranked in the top 10 best downtown's by Livability, and dubbed by the New York Times as a pedestrian-friendly city. More than the vibrant downtown, Greenville has been compared to European cities. The influx of artists, the arts, and downtown's huge collection of public artwork has transformed this city into a thing of real beauty. If the idea of all this art appeals to you, consider Greenville.