Welcome to Sunset River Marketplace

a unique art gallery
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery is located in historic Calabash, NC, just minutes from Brunswick Island, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Our 10,000 square foot gallery exhibits art by regional and local artists of virtually all genres including oil and water color paintings, charcoal, acrylics, photography, hand blown glass, woven fiber art, pottery, turned wood, metalwork's, intarsia, artisan-crafted-jewelry, and other fine art and collectables.
what else we offer
The Marketplace provides top-quality custom framing services by our master framer as well as cleaning and restoration services. Ongoing art classes, taught by local professionals, are offered through out the year. We also offer advanced artist workshops, instructed by well known professional artists. Attend our creative exchange sessions and learn new techniques, and be sure not to miss our artist exhibitions.
Gallery Hours
Apr. - Dec: Mon. through Sat. 10am - 5pm       Jan. - Mar: Tue. through Sat. 10am - 5pm

Featured Artist


Art by Liz Zlot Summerfield
 

A Very Special Art Gallery

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Sunset River Marketplace is a vibrant exciting gallery located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, North Carolina. The uber-creative space invites artists and collectors to explore the displays that make up 10,000-plus square feet of fine arts and crafts.

Showcasing only artists from the two Carolinas, this eclectic gallery boasts an amazing offering of clay art and pottery; oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, pastels and acrylics; plus award-winning metalworks, wood pieces, hand-blown glass, fiber art, artisan-made jewelry and more. Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has become a popular destination for visitors, a gathering place for artists and a center of the community.

Located onsite are a pottery studio, complete with two kilns; a custom master framing department; and art classrooms for workshops and ongoing instruction. Please stop by for a cup of gourmet coffee or tea, or enjoy a glass of wine at one of the bistro tables. Or better yet, carry it with you as you meander through this warm comfortable space.

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Marketplace News

07/31/14
This is the ad we're running to promote our August 2014 feature:
Jeffcoat Pottery: Celebrating 40 Years... read more
07/01/14
Here's one of our ads for July 2014 (featuring work by Betsy Parker,
Jamie Futera and Kevin Kuhnel):

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07/01/14
This is our ad for the group show The Sailing Life. Featured art is Heavy Day, acrylic by Bryan Krpejs.... read more
06/28/14
Opening reception July 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition August 1 – Sept. 6, 2014
Pottery demonstrations: 
Saturday, August 9, 12 – 2 p.m. and Wednesday, August 27, 12 -2 p.m.
Weekly drawings for free pottery and gallery gift certificates



Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature a collection of pottery by Joe and Tonda Jeffcoat titled Jeffcoat Pottery: Celebrating 40 Years. This exhibition will run from Friday, August 1 through Saturday, Sept. 6. An opening reception will be held Thursday evening, July 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge and the public is invited.... read more
06/20/14
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature a group show titled The Sailing Life from July 1 through July 30, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. Exhibiting artists include Ann McCray (oil), Freeman Beard (watercolor), Sue Coley (acrylic), Richard Staat (watercolor), Ortrud Tyler (oil), Gwen Dumas (acrylic), Ginny Lassiter (acrylic), Bryan Krpejs (watercolor), Donn McCrary (acrylic), Louis Aliotta (photography), Marie Kasper (acrylic), Nancy Brennand (watercolor) and Shandi Berls (clay). ... read more
06/01/14
Here's one of our ads for June 2014. Featured show is Susan Dade: Inspired.... read more
05/16/14
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present a series of artist demonstrations this Spring and Summer, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The demonstrations include oil painting, watercolor, acrylic and pottery. They are free to the public. Reservations are not required.... read more
05/11/14
Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash to Present 
Works By Susan Dade June 2 – 28

Reception June 5
Painting Demonstration June 19


Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present Susan Dade: Inspired from Monday, June 2 through Saturday, June 28. The show will feature acrylic and watercolor paintings by Southport, N.C. artist Susan Dade. There will be an artist’s reception at the gallery on Thursday, June 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday, June 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the artist will give a painting demonstration at the gallery. Both events are open to the public at no charge. ... read more
04/22/14
On Thursday, May 1, Sunset River Marketplace will feature two presenters in its ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. Robert T. Bradicich, author of “World War II As I Lived It,” will talk about his military service and Mike Dailey will read from “Somewhere Tonight a Soldier Stands,” his book of poetry honoring the military.... read more
04/17/14
The gallery is featuring Garden Inspirations: Think Outside the Boxwood, now through May 31, owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The exhibition includes work from 25 of the gallery’s exhibiting artists along with Lassiter’s collection of furniture and other garden pieces.  ... read more
04/05/14
On April 17 at 10 a.m., Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C. will host Winston-Salem author Martha R. Brown as part of the art gallery’s Coffee With the Authors series. Brown will be discussing her historical novel “Holding Sweet Communion: Civil War Letters,” which is based on letters she accidently discovered by her great grandfather, who left home to join the Confederate Army. 

The hour-long event at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 910-575-5999 or send an email. Join the mailing list for notice of future events at the same number and email address
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04/04/14
Pat Smelkoff will conduct a one day class in Batik on June 14, 2014. A class description and supply list are available at the link.... read more
04/01/14
 The gallery has added more evening Paint & Party classes to the schedule. No experience necessary, just a willingness to have some fun! Let's Paint & Party!... read more
03/22/14
William “Billy” Griffin and Peggy Patton Griffin, authors of “An Exceptional Journey: And the Two Shall Become One,” are set to present a program at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C. as part of the art gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. The event will take place on Thursday, April 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served. ... read more
02/21/14
Hannelore Palmer of Winnabow, N.C. will speak at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery on Wednesday, March 5 from 11 a.m. until 12 noon. The event, which is part of the gallery’s Creative Exchange lecture series, had been scheduled for earlier this month but was cancelled due to Winter Storm Leon.  ... read more
02/20/14
Children’s author Michele Verhoosky will speak at Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, March 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. as part of the gallery’s Coffee With the Authors lecture and book signing series. ... read more
02/16/14
Photographer Louis Aliotta of Southport, N.C. has been awarded a space in the 2014 Artist in Residence program of the South Carolina State Park Service.... read more
02/05/14
Calendar Items

2014 Events (Creative Exchange, Coffee With the Authors, Exhibitions & Art Classes) 
Scheduled at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C.


Sunset River Marketplace
10283 Beach Drive SW (NC 179)
Calabash, NC 28467
910.575.5999
www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com
Winter hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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01/01/14
 Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C., will host The Brushwork Society: A Low Country Exhibition from Tuesday, Jan. 14 through Tuesday, March 11, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m.
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12/31/13
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery  in Calabash, N.C. will host The Brushwork Society's group show, "A Low Country Exhibition, from Jan. 14 through March 11. A reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited and there is no admission charge.... read more
12/26/13
 Here's what we have planned for our Paint & Party classes. We can't wait. We've brought back some of your faves – beach houses, wine glasses, valentine cards and more! You bring your wine or other beverage, we provide everything else! Luscious hors d'oeuvres, instructors, canvases, paints, inks, aprons and any other materials.  We'll be adding more classes, so check back soon and click on the Events tab. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are $35 per person. Let's Paint & Party!... read more
12/01/13

We wish you all
happiness and love
this Holiday season
and throughout the New Year

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12/01/13
Last month in the Sunset River Marketplace eNewsletter, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter told us how to set up a simple rustic Autumn/Thanksgiving table. For December, she's shown how to transform that same rustic table for Christmas.... read more
11/22/13
 Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature Vessels: Altered, Twisted & Weathered by Wilmington, N.C. clay artist Brian Evans from Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Jan. 11. The exhibition of large vessels will showcase a new direction for the artist.... read more
11/03/13
Creating your own natural autumn tabletop décor 

Do you have time to put together elaborate table settings? I don’t! But I love to change out my table tops and décor. So for me, it has to be quick and easy. 

Today I’m going to share a couple ideas with you for a rustic Fall table setting. You could use it for everything from an informal girls night in or a buffet setup to a sit-down Thanksgiving dinner.
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10/25/13
S.C. musicians Rick Strickland and Lesa Hudson will present a morning program on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the gallery. The two are award winning beach music singer/songwriters. For 2013 alone, they have received 13 nominations for Carolina Beach Music Awards (CBMA), including Female Vocalist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and two for Song of the Year (“I’m Hungover” for Strickland and Hudson and “Every Now and Then” for Strickland).  

The presentation is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 910.575.5999 or send an email. Don't dawdle! We expect this to be a full house! As always, we'll be serving gourmet coffee, tea and scrumptious breakfast treats. See you there!


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10/25/13
 From Nov. 2 through Nov. 30, Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature a group show entitled Abstract 11. A public reception will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. There is no charge.

Participating artists include Ortrud Tyler, Betty Garbarino, Joan Gados, Eloise Randolph, Carole Richards, Peggy Vineyard, Greta Swaim, Suzanne Ellette and Babs Ludwick.... read more
10/13/13
Services Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
Little River United Methodist Church
Little River, S.C.


Ramona has been a member of various art groups, including Waterway Art Assoc., Associated Artists of Southport, Wilmington Art Association and Brunswick Arts Council. She was a volunteer with the Brunswick Literacy Council, Head Start and other organizations. She has donated artwork to Habitat For Humanity, Hope Harbor, Relay For Life, United Cerebral Palsy of Wilmington, Children In Schools and various Hospice groups. Ramona has exhibited at Sunset River Marketplace since the gallery opened in 2002.... read more
09/11/13
Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present a jewelry trunk sale showcasing new works by designer Janette Montgomery on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included in the show will be over 200 different items including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Please join us to meet Janette and enjoy wine and refreshments throughout the day!... read more
08/01/13
Check out one of our recent ads. ... read more
08/01/13
 Ginny Lassiter, owner of Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. announces a whimsical new exhibition in the gallery’s front salon. It opened August 1 and runs through August 31. Something’s Fishy’s Going On is a multi-media group show consisting of fish- and sealife-themed works of art in a range of media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, metal, clay, glass, and fabric.... read more
07/08/13
 Children's author Lynn Darby will read from her popular book, "Tucker the Tricky Green Tractor” at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C. from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 18. The event is free, but space is limited, so reservations are recommended. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 for more information or make a reservation. ... read more
07/01/13
Once-In-a-Decade Half Price Sale
Three Days Only • July 4 - 6, 2013


In a first for the gallery, we're having a monumental 50%-Off Sale! It began as a way to clear some space, but has turned into a major collector's event. Artists such as oil painter Ann McCray, metal artist Anne Cunningham and oil painter Elaine Bigelow heard about the sale and wanted to add some of their own pieces. This is a spectacular for collectors to purchase top quality art at hugely discounted prices. As of this post, works by at least 27 different artists are included in the sale. We expect that number to increase by Thursday, July 4 when the sale begins. This is a great opportunity! Hope to see you there!


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06/24/13
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present an exhibition of works by Reid Stowe, the artist/mariner whose 1,000 Days At Sea odyssey garnered attention and grabbed the hearts of the sailing community, media and armchair sailors all over the globe. The exhibition, Flight Into Abstraction, runs from July 1 to 31 and features approximately 20 paintings in mixed media. An opening reception is scheduled on Saturday, July 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited and there is no charge. In conjunction with the exhibition, Stowe will give a presentation titled Reflections of an Artist at Sea at the gallery on Wednesday, July 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. This is part of the gallery’s ongoing Creative Exchange series. There is no charge, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Call 910.575.5999 or send an email.... read more
06/11/13
Life At the Beach
Show runs Wednesday, June 19 – Saturday, July 27, 2013
Reception Saturday, June 22, 2 – 5 p.m.

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. is featuring works by the Southeastern Artists group from Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, July 27. An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There is no charge and no reservations are necessary.  ... read more
05/25/13
 Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. has announced its schedule of summer art classes for children. This year there are two instruction series.

Children’s Summer Fun, a seven-week series of individual classes with instructor Teresa Reiter, is set for Wednesday mornings from ten o’clock until 12 noon beginning June 19 and running through August 7. Each class features a different activity. Children may attend a single class or the entire series. Cost is $15 per child per class. The age range is six to 12 years old.

New this year, Children’s Pottery, a four-week series on Monday mornings for children aged eight through 12 years old, is being taught by Jamie Futera. The class runs from June 17 through July 8. The cost is $100 for the four-week session and includes clay. Students will learn the basics of pottery such as working with clay, using the kiln and firing the pottery, all in a manner appropriate for young children. 
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05/15/13
Sunset River Marketplace has just announced two summer art classes - just for kids:

Children's Summer Fun
Wednesdays with instructor Teresa Reiter

AND

Children's Pottery
Mondays with instructor Jamie Futera
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04/24/13
From Dior’s Paris to Calabash:
Whimsical Creations & Vintage Fashion Drawings
Works by George Gerald Davis


April 29 - June 15, 2013
Reception Saturday, May 11 from 2 – 5 p.m.


In a show entitled From Dior’s Paris to Calabash: Whimsical Creations & Vintage Fashion Drawings, Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature works by George Gerald Davis from April 29 through June 15. A reception to meet the artist will be held Saturday, May 11 from 2 to 5 p.m.
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04/24/13
Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace will feature sculpture by Erin Nolan a senior and a B.F. A. Sculpture candidate at East Carolina University, from Friday, May 3 through Saturday, May 11, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. A public reception will be held Thursday evening, May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. No reservations are needed.
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04/21/13
On Thursday, May 2, from 10 to 11 a.m., author Howie Thompson will discuss his new book, “And the Bands Played On” at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. The presentation is part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. According to Thompson the book, which features some 60-plus bands, deejays and industry notables, tells the story of beach music from many different points of view.  Call or email to hold your spot.... read more
04/04/13
 As part of its 40th Anniversary, Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens in Little River, S.C., is hosting a contest featuring photographs taken within the Gardens in the years 2012 or 2013. Ribbons will be awarded in three divisions: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Children 12 and under.... read more
03/28/13
 On Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m., Myrtle Beach historian, photographer and beloved local icon Jack Thompson, will make a presentation at Sunset River Marketplace as part of the Calabash, N.C. art gallery’s Coffee With the Author series. His book, which is titled “Memories of Myrlte Beach: a Pictorial History of the Grand Strand Through the Eyes of Jack Thompson,” features over 175 Grand Strand images that take the viewer on a journey through the author’s life at the beach.... read more
03/18/13
Metal Artist Featured at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C.

Metalworks by artist Kevin Kuhnel will be featured at Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace from March 26 through April 27, gallery own Ginny Lassiter has announced. "Kevin creates beautiful coastal-themed metal sculptures that are ideal for homes in the area," she said. "We'll have visitors come in just to see his latest pieces. His sun designs, cattails and large-scale fish are among his most popular."... read more
02/28/13
Sunset River Marketplace
Coffee with the Authors 
2013 Schedule (Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m.)

(This has been revised to reflect author changes in Oct. & Nov.)

This events are free, but due to space limitations, reservations are required. Hold your spot by calling 910.575.5999 or email lassiter@sunsetrivermarketplace.com (don't forget to include the author's name and date along with your name and number!). Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179) in Calabash, N.C. 28467. 
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02/27/13
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature author David Reavis at the next Coffee With the Authors presentation, which will be held Thursday, March 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee, tea and breakfast treats will be served. The event is free to the public, however seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 910.575.5999 or send an email to reserve seats. ... read more
02/07/13
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature a group show titled Bring On Spring! from Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, March 23. According to gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, the exhibition includes oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastel works, clay art and photography. She says, 'We're fighting back against winter weather and celebrating the bright colors and warm energy of Spring." 
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01/31/13
For Sunset Beach, N.C. artist Liz Roberts, it’s all about emotion and spontaneous expression, a meditative experience expressed through color and shape. In a nod to Valentine’s Day, the eclectic artist has brought a special collection of color-laden heart motif paintings to her exhibition space at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. Stop by to see this heartfelt group of paintings. Don't forget, our winter hours are in effect. We're closed Mondays, open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.... read more
01/28/13
Sunset River Marketplace
Coffee with the Authors 
2013 Schedule (Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m.)


These events are free, but due to space limitations, reservations are required. Hold your spot by calling 910.575.5999 or email lassiter@sunsetrivermarketplace.com (don't forget to include the author's name and date along with your name and number!). Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179) in Calabash, N.C. 28467. For daily updates, please visit us on Facebook.... read more
01/11/13
Artist Joan Hoyle will present an oil painting demonstration at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. on Wednesday, January 23 from 1 to 3 p.m., gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The event is free to the public and no reservations are necessary. ... read more
01/04/13 By Ginny Lassiter
 Creative consultant Ginny Lassiter is the owner of the very eclectic Sunset River Markeptlace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. She loves to help her customers and clients care for their own eclectic souls by combining family pieces and antiques with art and home décor. This is a piece she wrote about her passion for personal - and eclectic - styling.
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01/01/13
Unless otherwise noted, Sunset River Marketplace will be closed Mondays during January, February and March. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Some classes and/or workshops have been scheduled for and will take place on these Mondays.) Please call 910.575.5999 for further information.... read more
12/24/12
Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present Ruth Cox: Works In Oil from January 7 through February 16. The exhibition will feature 30-plus paintings by the prolific Myrtle Beach, S.C. artist. According to gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, paintings will include landscapes, coastal scenes, florals and other still lifes. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The exhibition coincides with the artist's ongoing oil painting class for intermediate and advanced artists, which will be offered by Sunset River Marketplace beginning Friday, January 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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11/01/12
As part of its ongoing Creative Exchange series, Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace will present accomplished culinary teacher and writer Patricia Gambarelli on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. The author will demonstrate several select recipes, which the audience will be invited to sample. The cost for the event is $5. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999. ... read more
10/27/12
 Sunset River Marketplace is offering a special cardmaking  workshop just in time for the holidays! You'll create three beautiful cards and you'll have a blast doing it. So mark your calendars for Nov. 27 and call the gallery to register (910.575.5999).... read more
10/25/12
On Thursday, Nov. 1, N.C. mystery writer Tom Rieber will speak at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. at the gallery’s final Coffee With the Authors event of the year. He will talk about his second book in the Nick Thomas mystery series, “Devil’s Parody,” which follows “Nine Irony.” In the popular novel, six gamblers lured by a $5 million prize are trapped by their own greed and find themselves playing for their lives. The Coffee With the Author series at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but due to limited space, reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 or send an email with “Coffee With the Authors” in the subject line to lassiter@sunsetrivermarketplace.com.... read more
10/08/12
Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. is hosting Brunswick Arts Council’s 2012 Fall Show & Sale, which was judged yesterday, Sunday, Oct. 7 and opened to the public today, Oct. 8. Over 200 works of art are included in the non-juried exhibition, including oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, collage and mixed media pieces, photography, plus three dimensional pieces in clay, wood and glass. There will be a reception and awards ceremony at Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. The show runs through Saturday, Oct. 13 and is open to the public during regular gallery hours.
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09/20/12
 Ann McCray’s Studio Clean-Out
Monday, Oct. 22 – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012


Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. has announced it will present a rare opportunity for collectors and art lovers to acquire art pieces by Wilmington, N.C. artist Ann McCray at greatly reduced prices. Ann McCray’s Studio Clean-Out will take place at the gallery from Monday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 17, and will include a large selection of recent and earlier works by the artist.... read more
09/19/12
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will host Anything Goes, a multi-artist show being presented by Art Matters, a studio art group that meets to paint and critique their work on Thursday afternoons at the gallery. The show opens Oct. 5 and runs through Nov. 3. A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.... read more
08/31/12
Two of our clay artists, Tonda and Joe Jeffcoat, owners of Jeffcoat Pottery, just outside Calabash, recently returned from teaching a week-long pottery class at John C. Campbell Folk School. In the class, entitled Pottery Passion, the Jeffcoats taught hand-building and wheel-throwing for beginning and intermediate level adults.... read more
08/23/12
Myrtle Beach Days – a Visual & Literary Celebration of the Grand Strand
Exhibition Sept. 1 – Oct. 3, 2012
Reception & Book Signing Saturday, Sept. 29, 1 – 4 p.m.


Myrtle Beach Days – a Visual & Literary Celebration of the Grand Strand opens at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. on Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 3. It will include photography by famed Myrtle Beach historian Jack Thompson and paintings by Gwen Dumas (oil), Steve Jameson (acrylic), and Babs Ludwick (watercolor). Several books about the area will also be included in the display, including “Memories of Myrtle Beach” by Jack Thompson, “Fat Harold: Legendary King of Shag” by Howie Thompson, and “The Ocean Forest” and “Damn Yankee” by Troy D. Nooe.

There will be a reception and book signing on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. The artists and authors will be on hand to meet the public and answer questions about their work and experiences. The event is free. No reservations are required.... read more
08/21/12
Myrtle Beach Days – a Visual & Literary Celebration of the Grand Strand
Exhibition Sept. 1 – Oct. 3, 2012
Reception & Book Signing Saturday, Sept. 29, 1 – 4 p.m.

Jack Thompson, Photography ("Memories of Myrtle Beach")
Gwen Dumas, Oil
Steve Jameson, Acrylics
Babs Ludwick, Watercolor

Troy D. Nooe ("The Ocean Forest" and "Damn Yankee")
Howie Thompson ("Fat Harold: the Legendary King of Shag")
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08/19/12
Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature author Stan Atamanchuk in its first Coffee With the Authors event of the Fall 2012 season, owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The presentation, which will include a question and answer session, is set for Thursday, Sept. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. The event is free, but space is limited so reservations are required. Call 910-575-5999 or send an email to hold your spot .... read more
08/10/12
Here's a listing of classes, workshops, exhibitions, and Coffee With the Authors presentations scheduled for Fall 2012. Click on the individual website tabs for more events as they are added.... read more
08/01/12
Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will host the 2012 N.C. Wildlife Art Society Exhibition from Nov. 21, 2012 through Jan. 5, 2013, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The show, which is entitled Wild North Carolina Through the Artist’s Eyes, consists of approximately 40 pieces of art by members of the juried art association. ... read more
07/13/12
 On the heels of a hugely successful art workshop with Sterling Edwards, Sunset River Marketplace – the eclectic Calabash, N.C. art gallery – announces a showing of Edwards’ newest abstract pieces at the gallery. It includes two on paper under glass and several large acrylic paintings on canvas.... read more
07/11/12
Artist Melanie Walter will conduct a workshop titled Pine Needle Basketry at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. on July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the four-hour session, students will learn how to create their own pine needle basket focusing on how to start, coil and shape the basket.  Call the gallery to register: 910.575.5999.... read more
07/09/12
Charles Chrisco was born and raised in the Seagrove/ Jugtown area of North Carolina, a region known around the world for its rich pottery heritage. So it’s no surprise to learn that Chrisco is a potter. The surprise is in the route he followed to get there ... and the type of pottery he creates. ... read more
06/12/12
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery will offer a one-night class on block printing with instructor Janette Montgomery on Thursday, June 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is part of the eclectic gallery’s Creative After Hours series designed to encourage non-artists explore their creativity in a fun and informal environment.  Gather up your best pals, your favorite wine (or other beverage) and join us. We provide supplies, instruction, snacks and lots of fun! Call 910.575.5999 or send us an email to hold your spot. $35 fee.... read more
06/11/12
 Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C., is noting its ten years of operation with a month-long anniversary celebration, which incudes artist demonstrations, special classes, daily drawings, art exhibition, live music and other events that which began June 1 and run through the end of the month. Events listing follows.
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05/28/12
Forge Your Own Rings at June 13 Creative After Hours

If you’ve ever had the yen to “do it yourself,” the next Creative After Hours event at local art gallery Sunset River Marketplace might be just the ticket. On June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., the gallery will host a class with artisan jewelry designer Beth Wicker, owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. As with all the Creative After Hours events, no experience is necessary, just enthusiasm. In fact, you’re invited to bring your favorite wine (or other beverage) and unwind while creating assorted styles of rings. Fee is $35. To reserve a spot at this Creative After Hours, call the gallery at 910-575-5999 or send an email. This will be fun (and yes, Ginny will be there hammering and forging along with you)!... read more
05/24/12
Sunset River Marketplace will host a month-long celebration that includes free drawings for gift certificates, original paintings, prints, pottery, hand-blown glass, jewelry and other items; artist demonstrations, live music and more – June 1 to 30. Come by the gallery to enter the drawings (You can sign up once a day from now until the end of June 2012). 

Make sure you "like" the Sunset River page on Facebook, because we'll  have a special drawing for just for our Facebook folks, too!
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05/14/12
Theresa Reiter will conduct her popular children’s art classes at Sunset River Marketplace this summer, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. Classes run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesdays. The charge is $15 per child per day. You are advised to call as soon as possible to reserve your children’s places in the class. Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. For information call 910-575-5999.... read more
05/12/12
Motivational speaker, Dr. Muriel O'Tuel, gave an animated presentation during a Creative Exchange event on May 9, 2012 at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. Her discussion, which left the audience enthralled, centered on how to leave a legacy of love and caring along with "gifts of words" for loved ones.... read more
05/11/12
Ginny Lassiter, creative design consultant and owner of Sunset River Marketplace, the 10,000 square-foot art gallery in Calabash, N.C., will give a gallery talk on Wednesday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in conjunction with the gallery’s current show, Feed Your Eclectic Soul. There is no charge for the gallery talk and no reservations are required.... read more
04/26/12
Acclaimed Durham, N.C. artist Freeman Beard will conduct a watercolor workshop for all levels of proficiency at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C., owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The watercolor workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 12, 13 and 14. The cost for the three-day class is $300 and due to limited space, Lassiter encourages artists to sign up quickly.... read more
04/25/12
Motivational speaker, author and educator Dr. Muriel O’Tuel will present Heartprints: Creating Lasting Legacies at the next Creative Exchange event on Wednesday, May 9 at Calabash, N.C. gallery, Sunset River Marketplace, owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. Dr. O’Tuel’s inspiring presentation will take place at the gallery from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a $7 fee and lunch is included. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Click here to reserve your spot. For more information, call 910-575-5999.... read more
04/17/12
Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace continues its Coffee With the Authors series on Thursday, May 3, with a presentation by J.R. “Johnny” McCarty. His most recent book is “My Name Is Still Maysel,” which is the sequel to “My Name Is Maysel,” the stunning account of his own mother’s kidnapping as a child in the early 1920s by her father and the miraculous reunion with her mother.

The Coffee With the Authors event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m. There is no admission fee, but due to space limitations, reservations are required. Click here to hold your spot. Coffee, tea and breakfast sweets will be served during the presentation as well as the Question and Answer period that follows
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04/10/12
Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace will feature singer/songwriter Bo Schronce at its upcoming Creative Exchange event on Monday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The inimitable front man formed the Fantastic Shakers back in 1978, so he’s got decades of stories to share. There is a $7 fee and, due to limited seating, reservations are required. This event is expected to fill up quickly, so reserve your spot early.... read more
04/09/12
Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace is featuring Feed Your Eclectic Soul through May 31. According to gallery owner and design consultant Ginny Lassiter, the group exhibition is “a showing of custom design ideas, fine crafts and gently loved pieces from the past.”

Gallery Talk. On Wednesday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Ginny will present a gallery talk titled “Feed Your Own Eclectic Soul.” She will demonstrate her ideas by changing one of the vignettes to achieve an entirely different look and discuss how to incorporate family pieces, unusual art pieces and off-the-shelf store items into your own home décor. There is no charge for the gallery talk and no reservations are required.


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04/05/12
Here are a few highlights. Click below for more details and more events!

• Current exhibition: Feed Your Eclectic Soul. Runs through May 31.
• May 23. Gallery talk: Feed Your Own Eclectic Soul. 11 a.m. - 12 noon. Free.
• April 19. Carnival For the Cure. Fashion Show & Box Lunch to benefit Relay for Life.
• April 23. Singer/songwriter Bo Shronce tells us his story! 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Includes lunch.
• June 1 - 30. It's our month-long 10-Year Anniversary Celebration!
• Oct. 8 - 13. Brunswick Arts Council Show.
• Nov. 21 - Jan. 5, 2013. N.C. Wildlife Artist Society Exhibition.
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03/22/12
Calabash, N.C. gallery Sunset River Marketplace will hold its next Coffee With the Authors event on Thursday, April 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. The featured author will be Brunswick County’s Terri Godwin, author of “Natasha’s Joy: The Gift of Life for My Sister.”

There is no charge to the gallery event, but due to space limitations, reservations are required. Coffee, tea and breakfast sweets will be served during the presentation as well as the Question and Answer period that follows. To reserve your spot, email the gallery or call 910.575.5999. Be sure to include your name, contact info and the number in your party.
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03/01/12
If you have ever wondered what a piece of art is worth, if you’ve wished you knew what to look for when purchasing art or you have other questions about art appraisals, you might want to attend the next Creative Exchange event at Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace. Amy Chapman’s presentation on art appraisal takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 14. There is a $7 fee and lunch is included. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. For more information, call 910-575-5999 or email the gallery.... read more
02/29/12
Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace is featuring a group show entitled Reflections, owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. Running through March 31, the show includes mirrored and glass pieces by artists Tony Carr, Courtney Tomchik, Mary Reid-Smith, Shandi Berls, Jeff Achterberg, Vivian Levit, Scott Summerfield, Richard Bunting and Fred Schwartz.... read more
02/28/12
Ginny Lassiter has announced that the next Creative After Hours project at Sunset River Marketplace, her Calabash, N.C. art gallery, will be to paint a small seascape. “Our Creative After Hours events have turned into a lot of fun,” Lassiter laughs. “We invite folks to come by after work (with their favorite bottle of wine). And we supply everything else: snacks, acrylic paints, canvases, instruction and any other materials. One week we did wine bottle paintings; another time we painted sunflowers. Next week, by request, we’re painting seascapes. In fact, we’ve had such a big response, we've added a second day.”
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02/15/12
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE!


Calabash art gallery Sunset River Marketplace art gallery continues its Coffee With the Authors series on Thursday, March 1 from 10 - 11 a.m. with a presentation by Barbara Arnsten, author of “S.O.S.,” a murder mystery set in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach.

Coffee, tea and breakfast sweets will be served during the presentation as well as the Question and Answer period that follows. There is no admission fee, but due to space limitations, reservations are required.Reserve your spot now. Please be sure to include your name and the number in your party.
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01/20/12
Creative After Hours
6 - 8 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012 • $35
Special Valentine Print-Making w/artist Janette Montgomery


This is going to be fun! Join us for a special Creative After Hours when we make our very own linoleum print Valentine! No experience necessary. Gather up your best gal pals and your favorite wine and head to Sunset River to uncork your creativity and have a blast! We supply all materials, instruction and snacky-poos!

By the end of the night, you'll have a print for you and another for your Valentine!

Space is limited, so call now to reserve your spot. 910.575.5999
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01/17/12
Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic Calabash art gallery, is featuring a group show entitled, 99% Cotton, which depicts Carolina cotton fields in watercolor, oil and acrylic. Participating artists include Brenda Behr, Freeman Beard and Janet Dixon. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Jan. 28.



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01/03/12
Abstract N.C. artist Liz Roberts has joined the roster of Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C., owner Ginny Lassiter announced recently. According to Roberts, her work is all about emotion and spontaneous expression, a meditative experience expressed through color and shape.
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