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When many think of Charleston they think of charm. From cobblestone streets, to palm trees and beautiful architecture there really is so much to take in. However, next time you’re exploring the magical streets of downtown, do yourself a favor and pop in to one of the many amazing art galleries the city has to offer!
With a thriving art scene in Charleston, it’s really hard to put one gallery above another, after all art is subjective- But here are a few local favorites:
Atrium Art Gallery
Atrium Art Gallery, A.K.A. Charleston’s “most exciting art place” is located in the heart of downtown and features abstract, contemporary and black and white photography artists. For more on Atrium Art Gallery and it’s featured artists, click here.
Grand Bohemian Gallery
Seriously, mark this place as a must-see! The luxury hotel it’s located in is a masterpiece in and of itself, but wait till you check out this gallery! The Kessler Collection is a vivid, lively collection of the most inspiring and eclectic pieces! To learn more about the Grand Bohemian Gallery and to check out it’s artist works, click here.
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Connected to the College of Charleston, the Halsey is truly in the center of the action. This non-collecting contemporary art gallery brings in exhibitions from artists around the globe. With innovative pieces by adventurous artists, the Halsey is a local favorite and a sure conversation starter. Check out some of it’s upcoming exhibitions here.
The George Gallery
Situated on the East Side, right off the corner of Bogard Street, The George Gallery is a fresh, contemporary space featuring abstract and modern pieces that really make an impression. With crowds that spill out into the street, this gallery is a can’t-miss centerpiece in the Charleston art scene. Check it out here.
Redux Contemporary Art Center
The coolest thing about Redux? Honestly, that’s a long list! This non-profit organization is a local gem featuring 45 local artists studios, meaningful educational programs, and a collaborative space for events and exhibitions. Stop by on one of their open studio nights to get a sneak-peek into the world of an artist and meet and greet with some of your favorite local creatives! Learn more here.
A place where local and international works collide-The Miller Gallery features everything from fine art painters to sculptors and artisans all displayed in a 1,500 square foot contemporary space. For more information on this gallery, click here.