Telfair Museums is committed to supporting Savannah’s artistic community during this unprecedented global health crisis. This resource list will be continually updated. If you have resources to share, please contact us!
#art912 is an initiative dedicated to raising the visibility and promoting the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah through exhibition opportunities, public programs, and outreach.
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Enjoy Savannah’s Art Scene from Your Home
Visit exhibitions virtually, read about studio visits, and listen to past museum lectures on Telfair Today!
Follow the hashtag #TelfairToday to see more content including daily posts about works from the museum’s permanent collection from Telfair Museums’ Chief Curator Courtney McNeil.
Look at and follow artists on Instagram who are using the #art912 tag!
Listen to Art on the Air! This program is an hour-long interview show dedicated to the visual arts in Savannah and the surrounding area. Each episode will feature a single guest in conversation about their philosophy, practice, and current projects, as well as commentary on the state of the visual arts in our community. The end of each show will be devoted to discussion of the week’s upcoming visual arts events. Hosted by Savannah-based artist Rob Hessler.
PRESENT TENSE– A series of short-format interviews & studio tours hosted by Laney Contemporary that connect you with artists & friends on Instagram.
Savannah Art Walk– Keep up with the local galleries and artists featured in the Savannah Art Walk, a monthly art walk to celebrate Savannah’s wealth of creativity and increase patronage to local galleries and artists.
Buy Local Art
Laney Contemporary– A Savannah-based contemporary art gallery representing emerging and established artists. Contact the gallery online or visit their Artsy page.
Roots Up Gallery-Specializing in southern folk art, regional artists, and handmade jewelry and pottery.
Location Gallery-features group and solo art shows by local Savannah artists. Gallery profits from shows are designated to local non-profits.
Sulfur Studios– A vibrant and supportive environment for Savannah’s creative community with works for sale available on their website.
Washed Ashore Collective– A creative co-op shop of the Low Country.
Kobo Gallery– A contemporary art cooperative gallery featuring the work of Savannah artists.
Support Local Artist Spaces
Sulfur Studios-Help support a vibrant hub for Savannah’s creative community
The Stables Savannah– Studio spaces for professional artists.
SLAYart.org-Support Lowcountry Artists Y’all, a group launched by Amiri Farris with the hopes of encouraging collaboration among artists, engaging the community, and raising funds for artists in need (https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/new-nonprofit-slay-supports-lowcountry-artists-during-covid-19-shutdowns/)
Loop It Up Savannah-Savannah’s Community Art Program is donating Art Smart Activity Kits, which provides Chatham County children with personal kits full of enrichment activities #ArtSmartActivityKits (https://www.gpbnews.org/post/educational-programs-canceled-loop-it-savannah-sends-activity-kits-kids)
Opportunities for Artists
Creative Coast-Educates and connects the entrepreneurs, creatives, and techies within the innovation economy of the Savannah region.
Burnaway– An Atlanta-based digital magazine of contemporary art and criticism from the American South. Burnaway lists resources, emergency grants, and artist opportunities for artists.
Athens Downtown Development Authority Resource List– This list includes several Georgia specific but also national opportunities for artists.
Artist Support Pledge– Artist posts images of their work on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than $200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches $1,000 in sales, they pledge to spend $200 on another artist’s work. #artistsupportpledge
Mental Health Resources
Berkeley Extension– A resource to help prevent creative and professional burnout