What are the best art galleries in Charlotte?

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Sarah Crosland

Whether you’re just in the mood to peruse or looking for a new addition to hang above the mantle, these three local galleries offer gorgeous art in a variety of styles.

Elder Art Gallery
This South End gallery features two floors of art from both local and international artists. Inside the upscale gallery you’ll find paintings, pottery, sculpture, and drawings, all offered for sale. Collectors in the know will appreciate that it is the exclusive representative for the collections of several talented artists including Leon  A. Makielski and the late Carl Plansky.

Shain Gallery
The range of works here may be the most impressive thing about this Myers Park shop. From talented new artists to well known names, art lovers will find a variety of beautiful contemporary pieces in this bright gallery. Look for colorful paintings by artists like Gary Bodner, Paul Hunter, and Christy Kinard among many others.

Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio
Quite possibly the most unusual gallery in town, this spot offers stunning fine art mosaics. It’s one of the few galleries in the United States dedicated to exhibiting fine art mosaics and in addition to rotating exhibits from mosaic artists around the world, you’ll also find art classes, mosaic workshops, and consultations.

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