Gallery hosts group show, Float Your Boat; extended through Aug. 18


Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery located in Calabash, NC is featuring a group exhibition titled Float Your Boat, which runs from Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, August 18, 2018. The collection of 20-plus paintings pays homage to the coastal love affair with boats, be they recreational or work-related.

Says gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, “We’re located in a coastal fishing village. Everyone’s drawn to the water – our artists, our visitors and our locals. Paintings that feature boats and beaches or other coastal scenes are always in great demand, and our artists do a beautiful job. They’re so talented.”
Participating artists include Marcus McClanahan, Ann Parks McCray, Ortrud Tyler, Louis Aliotta, Richard Staat, Rachel Sunnell, Henry “Hank” Pulkowski, Yuriy Petrov, Donn Mccrary, Karen Casciani, Freeman Beard, Mary E. Smith, Mike Rooney, Betty Tysor, Jenny McKinnon Wright, Phil Meade, Ginny Lassiter, Ellen Flynn, Ramona B. Bendin and Bryan Krpejs.

“We hope y’all come by,” Lassiter invites. “There’s going to be a lot of beautiful work here.”

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, home décor, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry. There are two onsite kilns and four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. A custom on-site framing department is available. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. A Coffee With the Authors lecture series features presentations by local and regional authors. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179), Calabash, N.C. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s page on Facebook.