Artists Everywhere

The Parks & Recreation Department is bringing more art to North Myrtle Beach.  Artists Everywhere is a monthly art display at City Hall to showcase our local artist’s talent and provide beautiful public displays for our residents and visitors.  We are working hard to put together a great line up of local artists varying from painters, to sculptors, to potters, and much more.

The Parks & Recreation Department is proud to present the art created by
Olivia Thornton
Olivia was raised in South Carolina, but she has also lived in Pennsylvania and Florida; she now resides full-time in Florida. In the fall of 2017, Olivia will work as a 2D, 3D and Digital Arts teacher at the new Rowlett Middle Academy for Arts & Communication in Bradenton, FL. Currently, Olivia works as a part-time, (youth/adult) visual art instructor/visual artist/camp instructor at the following locations:  Hillsborough Community College’s Institute for Corporate & Continuing Education (FL), the Morean Arts Center (FL), Let’s Paint This! (FL), ArtCenter Manatee (FL), Carrollwood Cultural Center (FL), North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation (SC) and Coastal Carolina University’s Coastal Carolina Kids Camp (SC).

Olivia advocates for art in the community through her position as President of the Manatee Art Education Association and through her own art business. She has also had her artwork in recent exhibits at the following locations:  Coastal Carolina University (SC), Cigar City Brewing (FL), Flying Boat Brewing Co. (FL), The Flying Pig Taphouse and Gallery (FL), Hidden Springs Ale Works (FL), Indie Market on Laurel 2016 (SC), Jolly Arts Studio’s AF Art Fest (FL), Manatee County Public Library (FL), Mayfest on Main Festival 2016 (SC), North Myrtle Beach City Hall (SC), Seacoast Artist Gallery (SC), Tampa Museum of Art (FL), Toucan Rescue Ranch (Costa Rica), University of South Carolina Upstate’s Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery (SC) et al. Olivia is a member of the FAAE, FAEA, MAEA and NAEA. She is also an honorary member of the Dali Museum due to her past volunteer work there.

 If you are a local artist interested in displaying your artwork, sculptures, pottery, etc. in the North Myrtle Beach’s City Hall as a part of the Artists Everywhere program, please submit an application.