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Cultural Arts Gallery
Cultural Arts Gallery is managed by the city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs. This facility exists as a venue for the promotion and education of the visual arts, via the display of contemporary art, design and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Cultural Arts Gallery serves and responds to the Savannah community with exhibitions and educational programming that strengthen awareness and stimulate dialogue through artistic expression.

Cultural Arts Gallery is a community exhibition space and is host to approximately nine shows per year. Exhibitions range from youth and solo shows to group and traveling exhibitions. Each exhibition includes an artist reception and an outreach program which enriches the learning experience for our visitors. Shows on display are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with occasional night and weekend hours based on programming. There is free off-street parking in the lot adjacent to the building.

The gallery is located at 9 West Henry Street (between Bull and Whitaker streets).

For more information about the Gallery, call (912) 651-6783 or email Arts Coordinator, Ashley Wyndham.

The Art of Puppet People from the Studio of Angela Beasley
Gallery Photo
Gallery Exhibition: June 9 - July 28, 2017
Exhibition ReceptionFriday, June 9, 2017

This exhibit, The Art of Puppet People from the Studio of Angela Beasley, is an inspiration of individual creativity, celebrating the talents of Savannah artists, performers, and the endless imagination and hard work of Angela Beasley.

Beasley began her career as a volunteer in a local community theatre creating puppets for shows and birthday parties. Inspired by the wonders and participation of the audience after each performance, she saw the potential to expand. “I did not know that this hobby would become a passion,” said Beasley.

Beasley has been a professional puppeteer since 1976. She now owns Angela Beasley’s Puppet People located in Savannah, where she also serves as Director, Instructor, and Master Puppet Maker. She has showcased her works at a variety of exhibitions such as the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, GA., Puppeteers of America National Conventions, The Norton Gallery and School of Art in West Palm Beach, FL., The Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, FL., and the Gala Opening of the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA.

The works on display at the Cultural Arts Gallery will be a retrospective of 45 years of puppetry and puppet making. The puppets range from small hand and rod papier maché puppets and marionettes to life-size characters such as mannequins, mascots, and parade puppets.

Beasley says this show is an inspiration for individual creativity and serves as a reminder to many who have seen these puppets over the years at performances such as the 1996 Summer Olympics Ceremony in Savannah and the Con Ojos De Niños Festival, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “In Buenos Aires, I had to perform the show in Spanish; I studied the language on the plane and made notes prior to the performance; it was a surprising accomplishment,” said Beasley.

The Art of Puppet People from the Studio of Angela Beasley exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The Cultural Arts Gallery is located at 9 West Henry Street. For more information, call 912-651-6783.

2017 Gallery Exhibitions
September 1 - 29
Rob Hessler

October 5 - November 3
Lisa Rosenmeier

November 10 - December 29
Clair Buckner and Eric Clark

January 5 - 26, 2018
Paul Lewis