TODAY‘S HOURS: 10a to 4p

Community Family Days

Since the beginning of this millennium, the Museum has proudly hosted Free Community Family Days for Museum visitors of all ages to celebrate the diversity of culture along the Grand Strand. Each celebration is a mélange of food, music, dance, performance, crafts, lectures, markets and displays, generously sponsored by community-minded businesses.

These events include:

Our next Free Community Family Day:

Chinese New Year | The Year of the Rooster
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 11 am – 3 pm

This annual event is fun for the whole family! Join us on Saturday, February 4 from 11 am – 3 pm as we turn the Art Museum into a cultural celebration in honor of Chinese New Year! This Free Family Day is a community favorite, with something for every member of the family to enjoy! If you have any questions, please call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510.

All Day Events

Children’s workshops include Chinese toile plates, lanterns, rooster hand print mural and rooster masks | kits (weather permitting) | face painting | Chinese literature for kids | your name in chinese calligraphy | paper folding and cutting | tea and fortune cookies | New Year cake and chopsticks | maj jong, dominoes and Chinese checkers | Chinese New Year videos | Chinese culture display

Scheduled Events
Schedule subject to change
11:00 | dragon parade with Mint Hill Kung Fu School
11:10 | Lion Wakes Up opening ceremony with Mint Hill
11:30 | storytelling with Joan Leotta
12:00 | Tai Chi demonstration
12:30 | Vegetable carving with Eric Wagner and Nan Black
1:00 | musical performances with singing group and on hulusi, erhu and guzheng
1:15 | “Why the Soldier Smiled” talk with Joan Leotta
1:30 | ice sculpture demonstration with Eric Wagner
2:00 | Chi Gong demonstration with Jimmy Revell
2:15 | Acupuncture talk with Jennifer M. Kiser, L.Ac.
2:30 | martial arts demonstration with Mint Hill
3:00 | Lion Goes to Sleep closing ceremony with Mint Hill


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.