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.
Located along the Gullah Geechie 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.
Yes…we are still open!
While prioritizing the safety of our employees, we have taken precautions to ensure the safety of everyone who visits with us! Although the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted businesses of all kinds and created new challenges for entrepreneurs, we are still here to serve the community and the public. Masking is not mandated in the state of South Carolina, however, when visiting, we do encourage masks. Sanitizing stations are set throughout the gallery for convenience as well. We look forward to you visiting with us!
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 Geechie Artist? Would you like to see more pieces from a particular artist?
Please email Dominique at ARTGALLERY@BCBCC.ORG to view our collection and for shipping options!
Current and Past Events
Art encourages creativity and imaginative thinking. Our art gallery promotes art and art education through the youth by featuring a youth artist every month! Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to create their personal collection and submit them to our gallery to be featured in their own showcase! They are able to have a full experience on collaborating with a gallery, helping to develop entrepreneur skills. For more information on how to get your youth involved, give us a call at (843)986-1102, ext. 7, or email Dominique at ARTGALLERY@BCBCC.ORG.
September’s Artist of the Month – Tyeisha Jenkins
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 2021 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, EXT 7 OR BY EMAIL TO ARTGALLERY@BCBCC.ORG.