2nd annual Art & Wine Walk set for June 15 and 16 in historic City of Georgetown

11 Jun

2nd annual Art & Wine Walk set for June 15 and 16 in historic City of Georgetown

Art displays, an open-air art fair, kids’ art projects, wine tastings, and live music are just some of the activities that await attendees of the second annual Georgetown Art & Wine Walk.

The event is set for Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, in downtown Georgetown on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®.

The ArtWalk, an exciting event featuring a juried fine art show held on Front Street in the historic business district of Georgetown, will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Guided WineWalk, a fun-filled evening of wine tasting and exploring local businesses, will be held on Saturday from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

The Georgetown Art & Wine Walk is set for June 15 and 16 in downtown Georgetown. (Photo by Marsh Deane/courtesy of the Georgetown Business Association)

Deborah Smith, owner of a shop called Art Harbor on Front Street, has helped organize the event with the Georgetown Business Association. South Carolina’s Hammock Coast and the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce are the main sponsors of the event. She said this event epitomizes the Georgetown summertime experience.

“Take a stroll by the river, sip a little wine, enjoy the beauty and history around you, and maybe take home an artistic souvenir,” Smith said. “Georgetown County, South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, has an active arts community and this event is a great way to show off the talent we have here.”

Proceeds from the Art & Wine Walk event will benefit The Village Group, a nonprofit organization based in Georgetown County with a mission to equip youth with the tools to build a sustainable community by focusing on college and career readiness, cultural education, and economic development. The Village Group envisions a brighter future for its next community leaders by providing enrichment programs that enforce its core values of harmony, habitat, health, and history.

There will be plenty of kids’ art projects during the event. (Photo by Marsh Deane/courtesy of the Georgetown Business Association)

The Village Group serves over 200 underserved and primarily African American scholars annually with holistic programming that supports more resilient youth. The Village Group is comprised of several different programs: Plantersville Enrichment Academy (after school), Plantersville Summer Academy, Plantersville Cultural Center, The Village Flyers (bike club), and The Village Media Group (media club).

“Their instructors and students in their Plantersville Summer Academy participate in the Art & Wine Walk event and a portion of the event proceeds go to support their great programs,” Smith said. “I also want to thank all our sponsors and volunteers.”

Beth Stedman, president and CEO of the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce, one of the event sponsors, said she is glad to support the second annual Art & Wine Walk.

“This event highlights the importance of having a vibrant art community on the Hammock Coast and celebrates artists’ creative work,” Stedman said.

This is an example of a living art display from last year’s event. (Photo courtesy of the Georgetown Business Association)

Here are some of the highlights and information for this year’s event:


  • Art Displays: Visitors can enjoy living and interactive art displays, showcasing 2D and 3D pottery and sculpture, photography, and digital art.
  • Open-Air Art Fair: Explore an open-air art fair where local artists display and sell their work.
  • Kids’ Art Projects: Children can participate in fun art projects.
  • Live Music: Enjoy live music while strolling through the art exhibits.
  • Quick Draw Plein Air Event: Mark your calendars for the Plein Air Quick Draw event on Sunday, June 16th.
  • Living Art Displays – Enjoy famous works of art as they come to life and walk up and down Front Street.
  • Selfie Stations: Put yourself in the picture. There will be several famous paintings awaiting your face to complete the picture.
  • People’s Choice Award: Vote for your favorite work of art. The winning artist will receive a cash prize
  • Award Ceremony: from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Winyah Auditorium, 1100 Highmarket Street


  • Activity: Sample a variety of wines while strolling among the various art venues on historic Front St.
  • Check-in Location: Indigo Mercantile, 724 Front St.
  • Ticket Pricing:
    • Advance purchase (before June 15th): $30 per person
    • Same-day or at the door: $40 per person
  • Check-in Process: Present your I.D. to receive a wristband, souvenir wine cup, and a map of the Art Host locations. Attendees must be 21 or older to participate.
Children’s hands-on art is a popular activity for families during the event. (Photo courtesy of the Georgetown Business Association)

Venues to visit during the event

  • Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 531 Front Street
  • Harbor Shop, 602 Front Street
  • Sara & Beth’s Gifts, 606 Front St.
  • SoCo Grille Restaurant, 619 Front St.
  • Litchfield Real Estate, 627 Front St.
  • Ricebirds, 629 Front St.
  • Georgetown Art Gallery, 705 Front St.
  • Monkee’s Clothing, 714 Front St.
  • Brewed Awakening, 716 Front St.
  • Indigo Mercantile, 724 Front St.
  • South Carolina Maritime Museum, 728 Front St.
  • Georgetown County Museum, 120 Broad St.
  • The Cottage, 814 Front St.
  • Waterfront Books, 815 Front St.
  • Head Over Heals, 815 Front St.
  • Baxter’s Brewhouse, 824 Prince St.
  • Blue Vu Gallery, 904 Front St.
  • Purr & Pour Cat Cafe, 906 Front St.
  • Art Harbor Gallery, 914 Front St.
  • Old Georgetown Creamery, 915 Front St.
  • Wild Flower & Whisky, 917 Front St.
  • Root Restaurant, 919 Front St.
  • Urban Brew/Blue Bird, 925 Front St.
  • Gullah Museum, 123 King St.

Smith said they have added new activities for the ArtWalk this year.

“We’ve added a Plein Air ‘Quick Draw’ competition, and participating artists will be painting live around the downtown area with a ‘wet paint’ sale afterward,” she said. “The art fair will be larger this year and there will be some theater arts presentations, too, and a couple of surprises.”

She said it is going to be a fun-filled family event.

“It will be a fun day out for kids, with plenty of hands-on, 52 interactive art activities,” Smith said. “And for adults there are multiple ways to enjoy the art in outdoor and indoor venues, along a five-block area including the popular guided WineWalk on Saturday evening.”

 For more information about this event, click here.

By Clayton Stairs / tourism manager for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®

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