National Go to An Art Museum Day is coming up on Monday, November 9th, and our real estate agents want to be sure you know your options!
Brunswick County isn't only known for the famous lighthouse you'll find a short distance from Oak Island homes for sale. As a resident here, there's always more to see and do. Galleries and museums allow you to learn while enjoying the works of contemporary and historic artists from around the area.
In November, the weather is a crisp 65° and perfect for a day exploring your favorite galleries. Buyers love our local art scene as a way to take a break between days checking out Southport homes for sale.
Let's take a look at some of Brunswick County's most popular museums and galleries:
- Pescado y Amor – 6018 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
Pescado y Amor is the work of owner Missy Tripp Ronquillo, who began her artistic journey in her native Mexico before settling on Oak Island. Open since 1996, her gallery showcases a variety of paintings with strong composition in an eye-catching style on display in restaurants, cafes, and stores across North Carolina and beyond. Live painting demonstrations and classes are also held on a regular basis.
- Franklin Square Gallery – 130 East West Street, Southport, NC 28461
Franklin Square Gallery sits in Southport's historic district right behind Franklin Square Park. It is the official home of acclaimed local painters and potters who help create a welcoming artistic community. Seasonal shows bring out the area's creative spirit, with dozens of prizes awarded for 2D and 3D art. A monthly art history lecture series and variety of workshops round out the offerings.
- Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts – 113 South Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
Since 2007, Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts has stood for fun and art right in the midst of historic downtown. Offering handmade gifts and works from local, regional, and national artists, it has an unbeatable selection of glassware and children's items. An ideal place for family fun – you won't want to miss the First Friday tours featuring refreshments and all-new exhibits from visiting contributors.
- Ricky Evans Art Gallery – 211 North Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
Ricky Evans Art Gallery is a bright, fun, and cozy place to sample the latest paintings from Southport. Art and gifts galore are on offer to suit many tastes. The gallery staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they'll even custom-frame your new purchases or items you bring in. Five local artists with diverse styles and perspectives make Ricky Evans Art Gallery their home, and will be glad to meet you!
The Thriving Local Art Scene is Another Great Reason to Choose Brunswick County, NC
Here in Brunswick County, you'll always have plenty of opportunities to add a little local flair with extraordinary pieces from the top local artists. Whether you are looking to make your own reputation as an artist or simply want a unique conversation starter to hang in your new home, Brunswick County has it all.
To find out more about Brunswick County, contact us at Margaret Rudd & Associates today.