GULLAH ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities and small businesses.
The Gullah Art Gallery by the BCBCC is dedicated to teaching and spreading Gullah culture by providing educational/public service programs through the arts, highlighting cultural art, and showcasing art that represents the history of all indigenous and Native people in the Lowcountry. The Gullah Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from10am-5pm and on Saturdays from 10-4pm.
Located along the Gullah Geechee Corridor, in the heart of the cultural and historic districts in Beaufort, SC, our Gullah Art Gallery is on the ground floor of our versatile multiplex building. We feature a vibrant collection of Gullah art inclusive of all styles and mediums. We showcase fine art through originals, prints, and collectibles, with a focus on the African diaspora. We serve as a creative space for established and emerging artists to exhibit their collections while also promoting art through their unique perspectives.
Our artists all have their own unique style of creating. Our gallery features folk artist Johnnie Simmons with his unique wood burnings, and Abraham Brown with his hand made wooden panels that show off his skill in resin, acrylics, and mixed media. We feature James Denmark with his classic collage pieces. Some of our artists are multi-dimensional, specializing in Contemporary, Afro-futurism, Abstract, Portrait, Sculpting, Sweetgrass Basketry, and much more. We showcase versatility with the “classic” Gullah style of artwork, as well as a blossoming new class of Gullah Geechie artistry. Some other artists with collections in our gallery include DNA Baskets, Richard White, Diane Dunham, John Bradley Jr, Lisa Rivers and Tyeisha Jenkins. We also have verdite collectibles, CBD products, financial literacy books, hand crafted collectibles, and many more unique items!
Do you already have a favorite Gullah Geechee Artist? Would you like to see more pieces from a particular artist?
Please email [email protected] to view our collection and for shipping options!
Bi-Monthly Youth Artist Exhibits
The YAM (Youth Artist of the Month) Program sparks a shared creative practice between The Gullah Art Gallery at The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and youth in the community. This program occurs every other month and is offered to all youth in our community between the ages of 5 and 18. This program is a valuable tool for discovering, exploring, and interpreting reality through the arts and was designed to support young artists in their early stages with finding and developing their creativity and helping to enhance their professionalism. Each participant collaborates
with gallery staff to plan and implement their own unique showcase while giving them the skills, experience, and self-confidence to meet their full potential. Each youth artist will learn techniques that deal with how to create their own biography, title their collections and artwork, present their collections, public speaking, and financial management.
For more information on this program to participate or become a sponsor, contact the Gallery
(843)986-1102 or email [email protected].
June Artist of the Month – John Bradley
Some Past Events
This brilliant exhibition: “Black Beaufort: Confined Perceptions“, in conjunction with artist Kevin Hopkins was a purposeful showcase that presented various artists’ reflections of human formations. The black body. Through this exhibition, we explored the concept of body languages and experiences of societal influences and traditions. We celebrated the diversity and richness of local artisans through visual art, song, and dance.
Our Gullah Celebration was so much fun! Make sure to add us on Facebook and Instagram @GullahArtGallery to stay in tune with all of our showcases and special events!
GULLAH ART GALLERY
711 BLADEN STREET
BEAUFORT, SC 29902
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR GALLERY AND DONATING TO OUR ART SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, YOU CAN REACH US AT (843)986-1102, OR BY EMAIL TO [email protected].