Now entering its fourth decade, Savannah’s SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) inspired downtown Arts District continues to lead the way for art lovers along Georgia’s designated Creative Coast. Our galleries and artists are one of the Hostess City's most enduring attractions that runs the gamut in moving transformative works of art in all their mediums into the public domain through this ever flowing pipeline. In downtown Savannah alone, budding artists are often identified during the SCAD sponsored Gallery Hop. Thousands of visitors have enjoyed open house hospitality at key galleries, museums, artists’ studios, shops and restaurants throughout the downtown area over the years. Savannah’s line up of multi-faceted art galleries open their doors to not only patrons of the arts in the most impressive mix of artistic mediums available in our 5 square mile arts district congregated astride the Victorian District and the Historic District but just the casual window shopper variety as well. Art lovers of every budgetary consideration will be able to visit the galleries and museums and find extraordinary value in the art purchase throughout the high season and low season of Savannah’s non-seasonal art destination city.
International artists working in conjunction with Savannah Museums and Savannah Galleries is a given as in any arts community. What sets our regional arts center apart from other arts destination cities are our accomplished cadre of Savannah artists that are forever busy delivering their latest up to the minute creation, be it something as eclectic as sidewalk art in Forsyth Park, art created exclusively for artist owned galleries on River Street, performance art outdoors in City Market or the very latest presentation in Savannah’s prestigious newest museum. The Jepson Center for the Arts, a 64,000 square foot state of the art Museum located on Telfair Square adjacent to her 119+ year old sister, the Telfair Museum on the same Historic District Square has wowed both international and regional visitors in her short history. While enjoying your stay in one of our upscale accommodations in our inventory of exquisitely furnished historic townhouse renovations offered at Abercorn Townhomes, Suites, and Condominiums, make it a point to also take an architectural tour of Savannah’s Historic District as you view other architectural gems from yesterday. Check out the different art galleries hidden away in downtown City Market and the Shops at Ellis Square. Look for hidden art treasures in their outside kiosks as you stroll down cobblestone paved River Street. Whatever trips your artistic trigger, your long weekend getaway to Savannah’s Arts District is sure to scratch that itch.