It’s no surprise that Charleston, a city brimming with diversity, life, and culture, is home to some of the most revered art galleries in the country. And with gallery hops and art openings, Charleston offers endless opportunities to become involved in the thriving art scene—and get a firsthand look at the latest local and national talent.

If you’re looking for a night fueled by culture and conversation, here are some of our favorite local art galleries to visit:

  • Mary Martin Gallery: Visit Mary Martin Gallery to experience new artwork hand selected for its unique perspective and innovative medias. This eclectic gallery doesn’t limit their exhibits to any one style of work—instead, they feature art for its originality as well as beauty. Located in the heart of Charleston’s historic French quarter, the Mary Martin Gallery has truly become a destination for both local and national art collectors. The offerings range from realistic to abstract, from linear expressionism to intuitive. In addition, they have sculpture of all types, water fountains, glass, wood, and jewelry.
  • Courtyard Art Gallery: Experience the artistic vision of the Courtyard Art Gallery, one of the oldest co-op art galleries in Charleston, South Carolina. Located on East Bay Street in the historic French Quarter district, Courtyard Gallery showcases paintings, photography, paper sculpture, pottery, jewelry, walking sticks, stained glass, and more.
  • The Sylvan Gallery: The Sylvan Gallery is renowned for its distinctive exhibits featuring nationally and internationally recognized painters and sculptors. The gallery focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century representational art. Located at 171 King Street in Charleston, the gallery is in the heart of the antique and art district of our historic city and is a must-see gallery for art-lovers everywhere.
  • Robert Lange Studios: Gallery owners Megan and Robert Lange provide a forum for art based on individual, subjective style and awareness. Throughout the years, their dedication has earned the gallery a reputation for consistently featuring new and interesting artists whose imagination and distinctive personal approach continues to inspire viewers and collectors. Stop by 2 Queen Street now through February 22 to catch Robert Lange Studios’ current exhibit, Karen Ann Myers’ “Mouthful.”

Have you had the chance to visit any of these fine art galleries in Charleston? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!