The Best Art Galleries in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia | © Predi/Flickr
Savannah, Georgia | © Predi/Flickr
Photo of Elaine Elliott
27 April 2017

Savannah is one of the most significant art hubs in the southeastern United States. New artists are constantly emerging in this city, especially due to the influence of the Savannah College of Art and Design. With so many art museums, art students and faculty, local artists, and beautiful surrounding scenery; it only makes sense that this is a great place to window shop the galleries. Each Savannah gallery provides unique characteristics and an eclectic array of fine arts and crafts.

Kobo Gallery

Kobo Gallery is located close to Telfair Academy, The Coffee Fox, and Ellis Square – making it the perfect place to window shop in the midst of a busy day in Downtown Savannah. Kobo has been rated Savannah’s Best Art Gallery by Savannah Magazine between 2013-15. The award-winning gallery is a co-operative run by the local artists themselves. Contemporary art from a variety of craftsmen, photographers, and painters are displayed in the gallery, and offer one-of-a-kind purchases.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am – 5:30 am, Sun 11 am – 5 am

Kobo Gallery | Courtesy of David Kaminsky

Roots Up Gallery

Roots Up honors overlooked artists who deserve recognition for their folk and regional artwork. The self-taught, visionary, and outside artist is exactly what Root Up promotes in their homey gallery full of fabrics, pottery, paintings, sculptures, and jewelry. You’ll find an eclectic arrangement of whimsical, colorful, tribal, chic, and creative pieces that make this non-traditional gallery a Savannah gem. Plus, the prices are affordable. Take a little piece of Georgia back home after a visit to Roots Up.

Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 11 am – 5:30 pm, Sun 12 pm – 4 pm

Roots Up Gallery selections | Courtesy of Roots Up Gallery


If the SCAD Museum of Art has inspired you to buy your own piece of artwork, then the ShopSCAD gallery is the perfect place to visit. The gallery displays artwork done by SCAD students, alumni, and faculty. This is the perfect place to view pieces from upcoming and established artists within the Savannah community. In July 2014, the store opened up a second location in Lacoste, France where many SCAD students study abroad. The gallery has everything from jewelry, fine art, garments, purses, stationary, lotions, gifts, home furniture, and more. Every visit guarantees a unique experience and selection. Online purchases are also available.

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 12 pm – 5 pm

ShopSCAD | Craige Moore/Flickr

The Ray Ellis Gallery

This gallery exclusively features works done by American painter Ray Ellis. In 2004, the Telfair Museum in Savannah dedicated an exhibition in his name, which later helped in awarding him the Salmagundi Club’s Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Savannah has proven to be an avid fan of Ray Ellis’s work, so this gallery is a popular visit for admirers and visitors. Ray was known for painting exquisite depictions of the Southeast, and this is the perfect place to purchase a painting that captures the true essence of the low country.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am – 4 pm

The Ray Ellis Gallery | Courtesy of Ray Ellis Gallery

Liquid Sands Gallery

Add more color to your life with Liquid Sands’ premier glasswork. The gallery sells all American-made pieces in the form of jewelry, light fixtures, paperweights, sculptures, and vases. There is a diverse mix of works that are represented by over 40 studios across North America. Liquid Sands is a great place to appreciate some of America’s finest glassblowing artwork. Mail purchases are also available through their website.

Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 11 am – 6 pm, Sun 1 pm – 4 pm

Glasswork | stanleyzimney/flickr

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