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THE SWAMP LOG Artisans Gallery opens in Bishopville

Posted: August 17, 2017 2:09 p.m.
Updated: August 18, 2017 1:00 a.m.

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Located in an old building in downtown Bishopville, THE SWAMP LOG is part gift shop, part furniture store, part local history museum and part art gallery. More than 30 area artisans and artists are displaying and selling their creations there. All items are unique, hand-made, heirloom quality pieces, according to owner Alec Blalock. 

For example, all wood items are made from lumber sawn from logs recovered from underwater in South Carolina.Themes carried throughout the work are local wildlife, historical crops, flora and fauna, and history. 

Items such as wood bowls,  BBQ trays, cheese cutting boards and serving trays, carved art pieces, game calls and many other items are made from this recovered wood.

Many other items, such as woven baskets and hand sculpted pottery  are available, as well unusual artifiacts, from rare and pristine giant sharks teeth  and dinosaur teeth to vintage hand woodworking tool are also available.

The walls of the gallery are covered with paintings, photography, and other unique artworks such as pyrography and picture frames. 

THE SWAMP LOG Artisans Gallery is located at 229 N. Main Street, Bishopville. Hours are Wed. Thurs. Fri.: Noon to 6 p.m. and  Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (803) 483-2424, visit Facebook THE SWAMP LOG Artisans Gallery, or visit the website at


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