Members of the Seacoast Artists Guild will show another way to take a seat all month long in September, all to help two local charities.
The guild’s members operate the Seacoast Artists Gallery at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach and have launched their “CHAIR-ity” cause with a display of creative artworks involving chairs. Sales will benefit Help 4 Kids’ Backpack Buddies program and youth art scholarships through the guild’s Cushman Youth Art Fund.
The variety in the seating objects-turned-art range from newly handmade works to recycled wares that have been given a whole new life and splash of color. See them at the gallery, 3032 Nevers St., and three other neighboring retailers: Centro Shoes and Francesca’s, both on Reed Street, and Lazy Gator, on Howard Avenue.
Sharon Sorrels of Conway, a longtime painter and a member of the Seacoast Gallery Committee and the guild’s secretary, helped with Millie Doud and Wayne Herndon to coordinate this local inaugural “CHAIR-ity,” which will culminate with the artist group’s “Art in Common” fall festival Sept. 27-28, held nearby in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden. Sorrels spoke about the teamwork in the process.
Everyone has created a work of art. They are all signed, and they all have a name. And each piece will have a picture of what the object looked like before we started the work, so you can see it “before and after.”
It’s part of our mission to expose young people to the fine arts in any way we can, and we also wanted outreach to arts in the community. It’s also why we got involved with Help 4 Kids; this is our first fundraiser for them.