Take A Trip To These Black-Owned Art Galleries This Summer
By Parker Diakite
Let art guide you this summer for a quick getaway. Here’s a list of black-owned art galleries across the United States and abroad to check out this season:
Stony Island Arts Bank (Rebuild Foundation) – Chicago, Illinois
Rebuild Foundation is a platform for art, cultural development, and neighborhood transformation. Their projects support artists and strengthen communities by providing free arts programs and creating new cultural amenities.
Here you will find the archive and artwork from Johnson Library Collection, The Obama Paintings and more.
Gallery Chuma – Charleston, South Carolina
Gallery Chuma specializes in the art of the Gullah people of coastal South Carolina.
Gallery staff prides themselves in being a resource center for those looking to learn more about the Gullah Culture through Gullah Art, Gullah Books, Gullah Crafts, Gullah Storytelling, Gullah Spirituals, Gullah Tours, and Gullah Food.
Northwest African American Museum – Seattle, Washington
Celebrate black history, art, and culture at the Northwest African American Museum.
The museum offers new exhibitions, special events, and the chance to learn more about yourself in its genealogy center.
Discover fun facts about the history of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest.
Woodcuts Fine Arts Gallery – Nashville, Tennessee
Woodcuts Fine Arts gallery specializes in African-American original art as well as prints.
Over the years, the gallery has received recognition from the local NAACP chapter, and the Greater Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, and nationally from Decor and Upscale Magazines.
Nike Art Gallery – Lagos, Nigeria
Nike Art Gallery is an art gallery in Lagos, Nigeria owned by Nike Davies-Okundaye. The gallery is arguably the largest of its kind in West Africa. Housed in a five-story-tall building, it boasts a collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists.
Stella Jones Gallery – New Orleans, Louisiana
The Stella Jones Gallery provides a venue for artists of the African diaspora to exhibit superior works of art.
The gallery fulfills its educational goals through lectures, panel discussions, intimate gallery talks and exhibitions with artists in attendance.