If you’re not familiar with the arts scene in Myrtle Beach, you’re missing out. From the Myrtle Beach Art Museum – an adorable and free museum just off the ocean featuring local and regional talents as well as rotating exhibits – to the ever-impressive and massive Brookgreen Gardens, there’s much to see and explore across the area. Even more unexpected, however, is how that artistic expression and inspiration has made its way onto the culinary scene. Here’s a list of our favorite spots to grab a bite alongside some thought-provoking art.

ART Burger Sushi Bar

Amazing food meets fun vibe atmosphere meets cool art scene. That’s what you can expect at ART Burger Sushi’s oceanfront location. Local art guilds are able to advertise, display and sell their works in a prominent location of the restaurant. ART says there will never be a charge for this effort, “ever.”

Collector’s Café & Gallery

A rotating exhibition of exemplary artwork is prominently displayed across all spaces of Collector’s Café & Gallery, located in downtown Myrtle Beach. The food is also an art unto itself, featuring Mediterranean cuisine beautifully plated to awaken all your senses.

Brookgreen Gardens

The gem of the Myrtle Beach art scene, Brookgreen Gardens is acre upon acre of expertly maintained gardens, fountains and walkways with a collection that boasts more than 1,400 works from 350 artists. Walking this beautiful scene could take a while; we recommend refueling at the sit-down Pavilion Restaurant or having a casual bite just off the picturesque Oak Allee in the Old Kitchen. 

Coffee Break Café

A tiny little gem of a café in Georgetown, the ambiance at Coffee Break Café is only matched by its delicious, fresh-brewed coffee and home-cooked food. With an abundance of high walls, it also serves as a gallery for local artists. The café’s owners, Ron and Meghan, say they are “dedicated to building a community through the arts” and passionate about “connecting Georgetown-area artists to residents and visitors alike.”

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