Charleston Artist Guild

160 East Bay Street

About Us :

The Charleston Artist Guild is dedicated to serving the Arts Community of Charleston providing education in all aspects of the art world: workshops for the practicing artists, lectures for the burgeoning collector, and community outreach to ensure the future of the Charleston art scene.

The Guild holds monthly meetings with demonstrations that are open to the public at no cost September through May. We have various artists and experts give demonstrations in many subjects and mediums. The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery provides space for up to 50 of our exhibiting artists a permanent place to show and sell their work as well as hosting the Guild's Annual Members Exhibition. Our annual Signature Show is a juried exhibition open to all artists in South Carolina and the Guild's Spring and Fall sidewalk shows are the longest running arts events of their kind in Charleston.

We also work closely with the City of Charleston in sponsoring the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition. We use the Charleston Visitor Center for both our Annual Juried Exhibition and the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition. The shows display 75 pieces of artwork each and are seen by thousands of residents and people visiting Charleston.


Lori Jill DiBiase

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Love this Gallery. They have over 70 different artist hanging with many various types of 2D art. Lots of beautiful works to choose from. They also offer packaging and shipping so if you are traveling there is no need to worry about how to safely transport your art work home. They will take care of everything for you, AND the best part, a portion of their sales goes back to a few local charities. This Charleston art gallery is a 501c non-profit organization and the hub for the local Charleston Artist Guild, which has more than 700 members.

Michele Newall

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
What a fantastic gallery! My husband and I are from Scotland and are enjoying touring the southern states. Yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting the gallery of the Charleston Artist Guild. Not only was it a fabulous exhibition of paintings and works of art but the two ladies who welcomed us could not have been more helpful. Marcia in particular was just an angel and went way above and beyond the call of duty by taking us in her car to meet our friends when the heavens opened and the streets became like rivers. Words don't seem enough but you so much. You don't know how grateful we were. X

H. S. Cushing

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
Fantastic assortment of art from Charleston artists in numerous medium Oil, Water color. Photography and more.

Jackie Braden

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Jonathan Frisby

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017