With the beauty of the vast marshlands, pristine beaches, and historical attractions of the Golden Isles, it’s no wonder why local and regional artists are so inspired to spend their time portraying our coast in the form of art. Local museums and galleries are graced with the creations of these talented artists’ oil paintings, photography, and pottery; and they often host monthly and seasonal exhibits to showcase the works that creatively depict the Golden Isles and its rich history.

Right now in the Golden Isles and coming soon, there are many art gallery exhibits to explore…

July 1st – 31st: Art Showcase of the Permanent Collections Series: The Plantations of St. Simons

The Mildred Huie Museum at Mediterranean House on St. Simons Island is showcasing paintings of The Permanent Collection Series: The Plantations of St. Simons. Guided tours are available. $5 donation per person suggested. The showcase will be on display on Fridays through Sundays from 1:00pm - 5:00pm during the month of July. (1819 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522) Get directions and learn more about the Mildred Huie Museum.

July 1st – 31st: Celebrating the French Connection Art Exhibit

In honor of Bastille Day, a collection of fine French Neo-Impressionists oil paintings is on display at the Left Bank Art Gallery on Tuesdays - Saturdays from 11:00am - 5:00pm during the month of July. (3600 Frederica Road , Suite 13, St. Simons Island, GA 31522) Get Directions and learn more about Left Bank Art Gallery.

July 2nd – July 27th: Coastal Photographers’ Guild – The Big Photo Show 2013

In its 5th year, The Big Photo Show is the largest local photography exhibit in Glynn County. Photographs are on display at the Glynn Art Association Visual Arts Center. Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, and Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Admission is free. The prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits the Glynn Art Association. (529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522) Get Directions and learn more about the Glynn Art Association.

August 1st - 30th: Jack Davis: From the Beginning Art Exhibit

Jack Davis: From the Beginning, is an exhibit that will include highlighted works from his illustrious art career. Davis, whose art is instantly recognizable, lived in New York for much of his professional career and enjoyed a life as one of the world’s leading humorous illustrators from 1949 until his semi-retirement and subsequent move to St. Simons Island. This retrospective is a terrific opportunity for Glynn Art Association (GAA) to recognize and showcase this internationally known illustrator.

The Jack Davis exhibit will be in the main gallery throughout the month, closing on August 30, 2013. The studio gallery will feature cartoons and illustrations by local and regional Georgia artists.

There are many receptions and presentations by Glynn Art Association during this exhibit. Click here to get directions and learn more about this event.

August 1st – 31st: Exhibit of New Fine Oil Paintings

An exhibit of new oil paintings by local, regional, and international artists will be on display at the Left Bank Art Gallery on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm. (3600 Frederica Road , Suite 13, St. Simons Island, GA 31522) Get Directions and learn more about Left Bank Art Gallery.

August 1st – 31st: Art Showcase of the Permanent Collections Series: Mildred Huie’s Garden Scenes

The Mildred Huie Museum at Mediterranean House on St. Simons Island will be showcasing paintings of The Permanent Collection Series: Midred Huie’s Garden Scenes of the Cloister gardens. Guided tours are available. $5 donation per person suggested. The showcase will be on display on Fridays through Sundays from 1:00pm - 5:00pm during the month of August. (1819 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522) Get directions and learn more about the Mildred Huie Museum.

August 3rd – September 29th: Art Exhibit by Chris Cook

This Georgia-based Southern Expressionist artist, Chris Cook, brings his distinctive style to the Historic Ritz Theatre. A collection of paintings imbued with broad strokes and bold colors, rough surfaces and ambiguous figures will be on display. Chris Cook’s subjective approach is inspired by his personal experience. The common thread of his subjects - whether stark landscapes or architectural views - is observation and expression as formed by the experience of growing up in the 20th century American South. Opening reception Friday, August 3, 5:00pm - 8:00pm (1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520) Get Directions and learn more about the Historic Ritz Theatre.

September 1st – 30th: Art of the Golden Isles Exhibit

The Left Bank Art Gallery will be showcasing fine oil paintings depicting the beauty of the Golden Isles by local and regional artists. Gallery talk is available upon request. The Art in the Golden Isles exhibit will be available Tuesdays through Saturday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm during the month of September. (3600 Frederica Road , Suite 13, St. Simons Island, GA 31522) Get Directions and learn more about Left Bank Art Gallery.

September 1st – 31st: Art Showcase of the Permanent Collections Series: Whimsical Parlor Dolls

The Mildred Huie Museum on St. Simons Island will be showcasing a special exhibit of life-size soft sculptures created by Huie. Guided tours are available. $5 donation per person suggested.
The showcase will be on display on Fridays through Sundays from 1:00pm - 5:00pm during the month of September. (1819 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522) Get directions and learn more about the Mildred Huie Museum.

September 6th – October 26th: #SocialArt – An Exhibit of Art Inspired by Social Media

The #SocialArt exhibit will be hosted at the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick and is sponsored by the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. #SocialArt aims to combine the experience of live art with online interaction, all while commenting on this new ubiquitous form of communication. Each piece of art will be displayed with a QR code that will take the audience to a page where they can comment and vote for the artist. Don’t have a smartphone? There will be paper “like” buttons and comment cards in the gallery. Artists and audience have immediate interaction! #artimitatinglife (1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520) Get Directions and learn more about the Historic Ritz Theatre.

End of Summer Art & Crafts Show

In addition to the art gallery exhibits, the End of Summer Art & Craft Show is scheduled for August 24th – 25th at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. This community event, sponsored by the Pier Village Association, allows for residents and visitors to explore arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more!

Learn more about the arts in the Golden Isles.