My Artist Date for the week was to visit the
Ebb and Flow Art CO-op and Coffee House
This CO-op gallery is housed in a low country bungalow facing Hwy. 17 in Murrell's Inlet. My first reaction when I walked through the door was that I had suddenly been transported to the Hawaii. Many of the galleries on the BIG Island are housed in bungalows, and share the same sense of funk and fun that I found in Ebb and Flow. No snobby pushy salesmen here, or sterile rooms with nothing to do but stare at the walls. Most of the rooms had comfy chairs, or couches, several had tables that invited you to sit and linger; all were filled with interesting objects of art. Twenty-four local artists and craftsmen are showing here. The media includes hand-crafted furniture, silk art, o pottery and glass art, jewelry, traditional paintings on canvas and more..
This funky gallery / coffee house offers an eclectic atmosphere to meet, chat, work and enjoy a great espresso, latte, or cappuccino named after famous artists. On Thursday evenings the place comes alive with folk music. I can't wait to go back.
You can check the Ebb and Flow out yourself at:
4763 Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576