Local Art Exhibits & Events at a Glance-April


Because our website calendar doesn’t like events that last more than a day and often fails to display them properly, we’re going to keep a running list of ART EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS right here with “Artie,” the paint-splattered pooch as our mascot. Scroll through to see ongoing displays at our local galleries, followed by special art events we have listed by date.



Brunswick-Glynn County Library – 208 Gloucester Street

Art by local artists on display and available for viewing during normal library hours.

Creative Frameworks Frame Shop and Gallery – 1302 Gloucester Street

Works by local artists and photographers on display in the frame shop’s gallery each month – opening reception during First Friday.

Historic Ritz Theatre – WilcoxGallery – 1530 Newcastle Street


Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and Keep Golden Isles Beautiful are proud to present the Annual Recycled Art Exhibit in the Wilcox Gallery at the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick.  This exhibit features imaginative works that turn “trash” into treasures. Opening Reception will be held during First Friday festivities on April 5, from 5-8pm.

Each year area students create imaginative visions and unique objects in just about every medium using discarded materials. The exhibit celebrates creativity and sustainability by showing unique ways that discarded items can become expressive works of art.  The art is judged and awarded first, second, third and honorable mentions in four age divisions based on creativity and best use of recycled materials.  

The show continues through April 26th. Wilcox Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., during performances and by appointment. For more information about this exhibit or other shows and performances, please contact Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934, info@goldenislesarts.org or at www.goldenislesarts.org.

SoGlo Gallery – 1413 Newcastle Street

JIM JONES – New Works are on display at the SoGlo Gallery through May. Preview with cocktail  reception 5-7pm, Thursday, April 11.

SoGlo Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11am to 5:30pm, Saturday from 11am to 4pm, or by appointment. For more information, contact the gallery by phone/text at 912-230-1042 or visit SoGloGallery.com

Southeast Georgia Health System – Horton Gallery, located on Brunswick Campus, adjacent to the Outpatient Care Center

Art by local artists is featured monthly in the Horton Gallery at the Southeast Georgia Heallth System.

Normal gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Anderson Fine Art Gallery – 3309 Frederica Rd.

Works on display in Anderson Fine Art Gallery include an outstanding group of professional and emerging artists and offers landscapes, still life, and some non-representational works. Seasonal exhibitions complement their curated core collection of paintings and sculpture. 

From April 25 – May 28, Anderson Fine Art Gallery will be hosting the 8th Annual Impressionist Small Works Showcase. This juried show will be judged by DAN BECK ais Master. There will be an opening reception Friday, April 26 and a Wet Paint Exhibit and Sale Saturday, April 27. Read more about this special event at elegantislandliving.net/st-simons-island-events/making-an-impression.

Normal gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call 912.634.8414. For more info, visit andersonfineartgallery.com

Anderson Studio Gallery – 100 Sylvan Drive, Suite 170

Anderson Studio Gallery, formerly known as the Artists Annex, located right around the corner from Anderson Fine Art Gallery, is now a remodeled gallery, featuring pop-up exhibits and is the location for the many workshops hosted by Anderson Fine Art Gallery. These workshops have been held for more than 15 years and are taught by professional artists from across the country who come to the island to instruct fellow painters. Students travel year-round to attend the studio and plein air workshops. Full workshop schedule can be found at workshopsonstsimonsisland.com and attached below. Artist Sherry Egger also offers private instruction by appointment in the studio. 

ArtTrends Gallery – 3305 Frederica Road

ArtTrends Gallery Presents “For the Love of Art” featuring guest artist Jennifer Broadus

ArtTrends Gallery’s spring exhibit “For the Love of Art” features works by guest artist Jennifer Broadus and Walter Hobbs. the  An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 4-7 pm, so stop by to meet the artists and see their pieces on exhibit, along with new works by ArtTrends artists Ella Cart, Dottie Clark, Trish Rugaber, Barbara Northrup, Dina Deason, Kathryn McClain, and Bettina Dickson Rusher.  

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, visit arttrends.gallery, call 912.268.4761, or email artists@arttrends.gallery.

Glynn Visual Arts – 106 Island Drive

MARCH 26-MAY 3: TEACH. LEARN. INSPIRE. This exhibition features a wide array of art mediums and styles created by a representative group of dedicated Glynn Visual Arts instructors. Watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting; mixed media collages; graphite, charcoal, and ink sketches; pottery and more are showcased in this six-week exhibition in the Portman Gallery at GVA. Included are 7 GVA instructors: Deborah Karwisch, Jennifer Broadus, Debbie Craig, Ann Marie Dalis, Cullen Peck,Tom Quinn, and Lynn St. Clair. All have inspired countless numbers of students over the years. Help celebrate teaching and learning at GVA! Opening Reception is Thursday, March 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at GVA, 106 Island Drive.

Normal Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday — Saturday. Admission is free. 912-638-8770  glynnvisualarts.org

Golden Isles CVB Welcome Center – 529 Beachview Drive

The CVB Welcome Center on St. Simons Island has art by local artists on display and available for purchase in its Live Oak Shop. Regular hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Hotel Simone – 1200 Ocean Boulevard

Trish Rugaber is the current Artist in Residency at Hotel Simone in partnership with Glynn Visual Arts (GVA). Rugaber is the sixth artist to be featured in this series since its launch in January of 2023. GVA is the oldest arts organization in the area with a mission to enrich the community by stimulating interest and participation in the visual arts while providing St. Simons Island and the broader Golden Isles community with a center for creative expression, a source of art education, and a showcase for art and artists both locally and nationally celebrated.

A ‘Meet the Artist’ reception is planned for Thursday, April 11 in the hotel’s lobby from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., and all members of the community are invited to attend. Hotel Simone’s new operations manager Virginia Hall will be present to offer guided tours of the hotel suites and common areas. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. See more about Trish and her art at trishrugaber.com

Julep Gallery – 269 Redfern Village and now upstairs at Dutchmans Casual Living

A colorfully curated new art gallery in Redfern Village on St. Simons Island. Everyone is welcome to visit. Open 11am-5pm Tuesday-Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday.

Wallin Gallery – 3360 Frederica Road

Original abstract artwork by Ken Wallin on display at his studio. By appointment only.


Jekyll Island Art Association – Goodyear Cottage – Historic District

April: Jekyll Island Arts Association presents Leaf & Bloom – Paintings and Pottery by Ann Marie Dalis on display March 30-April 30. Opening reception Sunday, April 7, 1-3pm. 

Regular Hours: Weekdays noon-4pm and Weekends 10am-4pm. Admission is free.



Thursday, April 4

Experience the beauty of St. Simons Island at the Spring Art Stroll on Thursday, April 4th. Explore stunning artwork at three prestigious galleries – Anderson Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, and Julep Gallery, – from 4 to 7 pm. Showcase of the talent and creativity of local artists. Enjoy live music by Bill Townsend and Conni Laine at ArtTrends Gallery. Additionally, Bettina Dickson Rusher will be demonstrating painting to music, providing a unique and inspiring experience for all attendees.

First Friday, April 5

Opening Reception from 5-8pm in the Wilcox Gallery at the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s Annual Recycled Art Exhibit. This exhibit features imaginative works that turn “trash” into treasures. 

Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7

Glynn Visual Arts Art in the Park returns to Postell Park on St. Simons Island. This annual juried spring art show and festival features a wide variety of art in several different mediums from painting to jewelry to pottery and textiles. Free to attend. 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.  

Sunday, April 7

Opening Reception at Goodyear Cottage from 1-3pm for Jekyll Island Arts Association April exhibit: Leaf & Bloom – Paintings and Pottery by Ann Marie Dalis. Exhibit on display March 30-April 30.

Thursday, April 11 

A ‘Meet the Artist’ reception for Hotel Simone Artist in Residence Trish Rugaber will be held in the hotel’s lobby from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., and all members of the community are invited to attend. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Preview and Cocktail Reception for exhibit of new works by Jim Jones 5-7pm at SoGlo Gallery in Historic Downtown Brunswick.

Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14

Crafts in the Village returns to Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Come shop handmade and original art, skincare, candles, specialty foods and more from local artists and makers. Free to attend. Visit the Crafts in the Village Facebook page to see previews of vendors participating each month and any special activities or live music. Vendors on site 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.  

Friday, April 26

Opening Reception for American Impressionists Society Small Works Showcase at Anderson Fine Art Gallery

Saturday, April 27

American Impressionists Society Small Works Showcase – Wet Paint Exhibit and Sale at Anderson Fine Art Gallery. Following their “Paint Out,” ais artists will display and sell the works they created. 

Local Art Exhibits & Events at a Glance-April originally posted on by Elegant Island Living magazine.


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