Gwinnett has always been a thriving arts community, and a community of local artists comes with that! Cities all over Gwinnett have opened art galleries to encourage these artists and give them a platform to display and sell their works. Whether you’re looking to add a canvas splashed with color to your living space or just want a new way to strike up inspiration, visiting a local art gallery is a refreshing way to change up your surroundings.
These five art galleries are some of our very favorites, but there is truly something for everyone in Gwinnett.
Tannery Row Artist Colony (Buford):
The Tannery Row Artist Colony is one of Gwinnett’s most unique art experiences. Not only are local artworks on display, but many artists themselves are at work in their gallery spaces throughout the day, giving visitors a chance to witness the making of their masterpieces. These artists use all sorts of mediums to create their pieces. Visitors may see pottery, sculpting, mixed media and so many other forms of art in the making. Remember that the artist colony is open to the public from 12-4 pm on Wednesday through Saturday.
Hudgens Center for the Arts (Duluth):
The Hudgens Center for the Arts is a non-profit serving all of Gwinnett County by offering art exhibitions and classes to anyone and everyone looking to tap into their creative side. No matter how young or old, it’s never too late to discover a new hobby. See what arts and events are coming to the Hudgens Center this fall, and check out their huge selection of classes at thehudgens.org.
R Alexander Fine Arts (Peachtree Corners):
Did you know you can view artwork from across the world without ever crossing county lines? R. Alexander Fine Art in Peachtree Corners houses works done by many well-known, contemporary artists, including Atlanta-based and renowned European artists. The gallery showcases art in all forms, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and more.
The O Gallery (Norcross)
Along with hosting exhibitions and events, The O Gallery is the working studio of artist Rosa Obregon, the gallery’s founder. Her artwork resides in most collections alongside others’, and most art is available for purchase. Like R Alexander, The O Gallery also features works from local and international artists. The summer exhibit ends this August, so be on the lookout for new art coming this fall!
Suwanee Arts Center (Suwanee)
Catering to the city of Suwanee and the surrounding Gwinnett area, the Suwanee Arts Center allows artists of all types (including jewelry making, digital art, woodworking and more) to display their work to the community. The space is also a venue for art events and an education center. No matter what your artistic endeavors look like: whether making art, showcasing your work or admiring the works of others, the Suwanee Arts Center can fuel them all.