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The right work of art can completely transform a room. Shop at these local Southport stores to find the best art.

Whether you've just found your dream home or your current home needs a bit of a refresh, a new piece of artwork can go a long way! If you're in the area exploring Southport homes for sale, we suggest stopping by one (or more!) of the nearby art galleries for some inspiration. Our real estate agents often enjoy exploring local galleries on their days off. Here are a few of their favorites. Check them out — you won't be disappointed!

  • Ricky Evans Art Gallery: 211 North Howe St. Southport, NC 28461

Ricky Evans Art Gallery is a fun, cozy gallery that features an array of coastal art, artistic gifts, and pottery. They carry art by ten accomplished artists, giving you a wide selection of works to choose from. They also provide custom framing.

We love this gallery because they have items available in all price ranges. Whether you're looking for a large statement piece for your home or a small gift, chances are, you'll find the perfect item here.

  • Franklin Square Gallery: 130 E. West St. Southport, SC 28461

If you're looking for a huge selection of art, you can't go wrong with Franklin Square Gallery. They feature artwork and pottery from over 100 local artists! You'll find a variety of items including acrylic, watercolor, and oil paintings, notecards, miniatures, functional pottery, unique ceramic art, jewelry, one-of-a-kind mugs, and more.

This gallery is also a great place to meet new friends. They host watercolor and figure-drawing classes for a small fee as well as monthly First Friday Gallery Walks. Once you visit once, we guarantee you'll be hooked!

  •  Artshak: 822 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461

Described as a "hands-on, come-as-you-are" art gallery, Artshak studio and gallery represents about 56 different artists. It's located in the downtown area and is easy to walk to.

You'll love exploring this expansive but inviting gallery that features painters, sculptors, photographers, and artists working in a variety of mediums including wood, clay, glass, metal, and fabric. Everywhere you look, you'll find another piece that immediately captures your attention. Once you visit once, you're sure to want to return again and again.

  • Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts: 113 South Howe St. Southport, NC 28461

Located in historic downtown Southport, Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts is the perfect spot to find fun handmade items from near and far. From colorful art and fun jewelry to glass pieces, home decor, furnishings, and more, you never know what you'll come across here.

Any time you visit, you'll find various pieces from local, regional, and national artists. You can visit this gallery again and again and never get bored.

  •  The Artisans Gallery: 114 S. Howe St. Southport, NC 28461

For a truly unique experience, you'll want to pay a visit to The Artisan's Gallery. This artist's association promotes awareness of the arts in the community by providing member artists with a retail space where they can bring their work to the buying public.

When you visit this gallery, you'll find paintings done in all types of mediums as well as woodworking, jewelry, photography, fine decor, children's items, baskets, sculptures, and more. Not only is this an excellent way to find unique items for your home, but you can feel great about supporting the local community at the same time!

From art and entertainment to dining and shopping, there's no shortage of exciting things to do in Southport! If you're looking to buy or sell a home in the area, the experienced agents at Margaret Rudd & Associates are here to help. Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started.