Your guide to the best Galleries in Charlotte NC

Natalie Godwin
Sybil Godwin of Shain Gallery

These are some of the best galleries in Charlotte NC, all of which help to make up our city’s fabric.

As Charlotteans, we are fortunate enough to live in a city with a rich arts and culture scene. From murals, to galleries and the Mint museum, Charlotte offers so many amazing ways to stay connected to the arts. To get a taste of the broad arts offerings here in the Queen City, start by checking out one of these stunning galleries:

Elder Gallery

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 1520 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
The Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art firmly believes in the power of art as a means to understand the human experience. As an organization dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for both visitors and artists, the Elder Art Gallery of Contemporary Art also hosts all kinds of artists’ talks and Q&As. Check out their website before you go to see what’s next on their calendar.

Hodges Taylor Gallery

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 1414 S Tryon St Ste 130, Charlotte, NC
For forty years, Hodges Taylor has enjoyed a reputation as a successful and respected contemporary art gallery and consulting firm. Current owner and director Lauren Harkey continues that today, and Hodges Taylor remains a contemporary gallery, with a focus on promoting Southeastern artists in a range of mediums, as well as an art consulting firm providing services to both corporate and individual collectors.

Shain Gallery

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 2823 Selwyn Ave suite k, Charlotte, NC
Originally established in 1998 in the Myers Park neighborhood, Shain Gallery now represents over 40 exceptional artists. In addition to showcasing a wide array of stunning paintings, Shain Gallery also works with individuals to find art that’s just right for their private collections. Whether you’ve been collecting art for years or just want to view some stunning work, you’ll love every moment spent at Shain Gallery.

Lark and Key

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 700 East Blvd, Suite 1 Charlotte, NC
Lark and Key is the result of a blossoming friendship and partnership between Sandy Snead and Duy Huynh. Their gallery provides the Charlotte area with unique regional jewelry, pottery and artwork.

Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 532 Governor Morrison Street, Suite 110 Charlotte, NC
The Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery serves the Southpark area, with a collection of over 50 remarkable artists. Featuring international favorites, and up and coming talents, this gallery is a great place to spend an afternoon browsing art.

Galleries of Charlotte NC: Elder Gallery photo by Jamey Price

SOCO Gallery

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 421 Providence Road Charlotte, NC
Located in the heart of the Myers Park neighborhood, SOCO focuses on contemporary artwork. Highlighting local, national and international works, this gallery is the perfect spot to take in this unique style of art.

Jerald Melberg Gallery

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 625 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte, NC
The Jerald Melberg Gallery is proud to feature stunning pieces from artists all over the world. Their well knowledgeable staff is ready to offer more insight about a piece’s origin, or help you grow your personal collection.

Picture House Gallery

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 1522 East Fourth Street Charlotte, NC
The Picture House Gallery has been an uptown staple for several decades. Picture House proudly showcases traditional paintings, glass work, ceramics and sculptures to help capture art in all its amazing forms.

Allison Sprock Fine Art Gallery

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 705 S Sharon Amity Rd. Charlotte, NC 
Allison Sprock has drawn on her experience working in the bustling art scene in cities like New York and San Francisco, to curate her own gallery here in Charlotte. This gallery depicts works from all types of styles, and hosts several unique events to keep you exploring the wonderful world of art all year long.

Chandra Johnson’s SOCO Gallery

Goodyear Arts

Cost of admission: Free
Address: 301 Camp Road, Suite 200 Charlotte, NC
Goodyear Arts is a gallery and creative space for local artists in Camp North End. Here, you can wander the eclectic collections of some of Charlotte’s best and brightest artists.

Sozo Gallery

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 214 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Sozo Gallery changes their exhibits every four to six weeks, to ensure its visitors have a refreshing taste of contemporary art.  Their mission is to promote soulful connections and create a calming and engaging art viewing experience.

Vane Gallery CLT

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 2326-A, Distribution St, Charlotte, NC
At Vane, you can check out the contemporary and pop art work done by Victoria Schweizer. Victoria has combined her passion for art and giving back, by donating some of her pieces to charitable foundations all over the country.

Studio K

Cost of admission: free
Address: 2024 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC
Florida native Kate Vasseur has opened a gallery in the Elizabeth neighborhood to showcase her renowned work. Here, you can browse her collection of paintings, watercolors, sculptures and so much more.