Three years ago I was in a small studio space on the old naval base next to my friend Kelly Wenner Grossman, and day we had an idea: Open a progressive art gallery that would allow us to highlight local emerging artists, have live art demonstrations and events, and have studio space of our own. While Charleston has plenty of art galleries, (the more the merrier!), we felt like there was a place for something different. The Art Mecca was born.
The gallery is where Kelly and I have our own studios, and on any given day you'll probably find one of us talking to people about art, or back in our studios making art. The Art Mecca is so much more than our dream. It's our home-away-from-home, it's where some of Charleston's most innovative rising artists congregate, and it's where locals and traveler's alike are finding that special piece to give their homes a real sense of place.
There's a special energy here. Come visit us and say Hey.