Sunset River Welcomes Little River Chamber Dec. 7
12/05/10
Mark your calendars for Tuesday evening, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. when the Little River Chamber of Commerce once again holds its festive holiday After Hours event at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C.

‘It’s become a tradition, and we love having the Christmas After Hours here at the gallery,” says Ginny Lassiter, who owns Sunset River Marketplace with husband Joe. “The tree will be up, filled with all sorts of art and ornaments. We’ll have hors d’oeuvres, Christmas cookies and other holiday treats, and, of course, wine, our gourmet coffee and soft drinks.”

The ambiance of the eclectic gallery has made it a favorite among Chamber members and their guests, who enjoy meandering through and often take the opportunity to get a little Christmas shopping done during the event.

Over 200 artists are represented, all from either North or South Carolina. The 10,000 square-foot space is a treasure trove of pottery, hand-thrown glass, sleek turned wood, brilliant pastels, whimsical folk art, local landscapes, artisan-crafted jewelry and more.

Ginny Lassiter is known for her eclectic taste and it has served her well at the gallery. She seamlessly displays high-end art pieces alongside smaller, more affordable works, and the resulting display is utterly charming.

“I love to mix things up,” Lassiter says, “and I think that’s one reason folks enjoy coming to the gallery so much. We try to create a warm, comfortable environment. We’re all looking forward to the Chamber After Hours. It’s one of our favorite annual events.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179) in Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (These will change after the holidays). For more information or directions, call 910-575-5999. You can also find the gallery on Facebook.