Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC has evolved into Coastal Carolina’s go-to place for the hottest new contemporary art, exquisite artisan-designed jewelry, innovative pottery and more. Showcasing only artists from the two Carolinas, this eclectic spot boasts an amazing offering of clay art, oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, pastels and acrylics, plus award-winning works in metal, wood, hand-blown glass, fiber, and other media. The welcoming gallery of fine art and crafts has become a destination for locals and visitors alike. You can feel the creative energy as you meander through the roomy 10,000 square-foot space enjoying the regional artworks thoughtfully displayed by owner/artist Ginny Lassiter.
Located onsite are a pottery studio, complete with kilns and pottery wheels; a custom framing department that services artists and collectors from Wilmington down to Myrtle Beach; and art classrooms for both national workshops and ongoing instruction. Visitors are invited to enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee or tea, or perhaps a glass of wine at one of the bistro tables dotted throughout the space. Or better yet, carry it with you as you wind your way through this warm comfortable space. Until then, please enjoy your time here at our website.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, we have instituted some changes. Our hours of operation for the time being have been shortened to Monday – Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Our framer, Lou Aliotta is here Wednesday – Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Reach him directly at 910.368.7351.
To meet State mandates and guidelines, we continue to clean surface areas thoroughly and often during the day. For additional safety, we have added a Plexiglas barrier at the cash register and request our visitors wear masks or face coverings and respect social distancing of at least six feet apart. Thank you all and stay safe!