WELCOME TO THE GULLAH ART GALLERY
We are dedicated to showcasing Gullah art, celebrating culture, and providing educational/public service programs. Located in the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce multiplex building, representing the history of African Americans in the Lowcountry.
Stop In and Be Amazed!
These prints are One Room, One Book, and Royal Visitor, by James Denmark, a formally trained contemporary artist who is a master at collage. “One Room, One Book” Is a Lowcountry favorite, created for the 50th anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education.
These two canvas prints are of unique wood burnings created by Gullah folk artist Johnnie Simmons from St. Helena Island.
Above is an article about Vernie Singleton. Her ‘Celebrate Gullah Wisdom’ cards are for sale here in the gallery at $15 for a 3pack.
Sweetgrass baskets are a time honored Gullah tradition. Weaved with local grasses, ‘fanner’ baskets originally served a purpose in the cultivation of rice and also for everyday practical uses. Currently we have a variety of baskets by Henrietta Snypes, of Mt. Pleasant, SC.
The Gullah dolls featured are handcrafted by artisan Patrice Cole. These lovely dolls are stitched in batik dresses and traditional African prints. Full of life, some dolls are carrying baskets of cotton or watermelon, with beaded jewelry, classic Gullah hats, and even have lashes!
Original pieces by Cassandra Gillens