Budding artists can feed a need to create, while art fans can peruse a number of works from talented regional creators, all with a visit to Carolina Beach’s own Artful Living Group. This fun center for creativity and expression features a retail shop with local and cross-country works on display, as well as a classroom where artists of all ages and abilities can refine their skills and enjoy a relaxing creative break, even while on vacation.
The gallery shop can feature more than 200 artists, with works that are offered in a surprising array of mediums. Patrons can peruse a mix of home decor, wearable art, and gifts for all occasions, in addition to paintings and prints, to find that perfect addition to their own home. In addition to the ever-changing works that are available for sale, visitors and locals alike can also sign up for a rainbow of art classes, which can range from “paint and wine” nights that are casual and fun, to more in-depth instruction in a particular medium. With plenty of ways to enjoy the Carolina Beach art scene, from shopping for local treasures to creating something distinctively personal, the Artful Living Group is a breath of fresh air for culturally-inclined coastal vacationers.