For the second year in a row Mary Martin Gallery has been selected as the best art gallery in South Carolina by American Art Awards and one of the top galleries in the nation. 2013 and 2014.
Thanks to our artists we continue to bring outstanding art to our area.
"Art Gallery Owner Inspires New Direction of The Vendue"
Published in the March Issue of the Charleston Business Journal
"The president of Avocet Hospitality Group said a persistent woman who called him over and over inspired the theme for newly renovated boutique hotel, The Vendue.
Jonathan Weitz said a local business owner repeatedly called him asking if she could place an art easel in the lobby of The Vendue, formerly known as the Vendue Inn, in downtown Charleston. He said he initally ignored her. But just after a meeting with his architects to determine what direction the hotel's renovation would take, she emailed.
"I looked down at my phone, and there was an email from this woman. It was one of those moments when I knew what to do," Weitz said. "They all say, great ideas are born out of something small. It just made sense.
Vendue Inn Pre-Renovation
Weitz announced in mid-February that The Vendue will reopen in the spring as a hotel dedicated to the arts. It will house two to three art exhibits a year and will feature paintings and sculptures in the lobbies, hotel rooms and public areas.
The Woman who inspired the concept was Mary Martin, owner of the Mary Martin Gallery, who will be working the Robert Lange Studios to curate the exhibits.
The design of the buildings - managed by LS3P Associates and Hill Construction - will also look much different. The Vendue is made up of two main structures known as 19 and 26 Vendue, along with five warehouse buildings, dating back to the 1780s. In February, those five warehouses were connected internally for the first time in many years, according to Weitz, during the site's $4.8 million renovation."
Written by Ashley Barker
Mary Martin maintains a satellite display of original art at Andell Inn, located in Freshfields Village in Kiawah Island township. Photos coming soon.
We welcome you to an experience of discovering artists who have been selected because of their unique creative work in a variety of media. Martin states, "We enjoy art of all genres; however, our desire is to feature painters and sculptors who forge new ground using their formidable talent. In addition, we are an eclectic gallery and don't wish to be branded with just one style of work. We look for originality as well as beauty. We want the eyes, heart and soul, as well as the intellect to be stimulated, soothed, and excited." The gallery has attracted and maintained collectors for years because of the diversity of the excellent work carried and the quality of the professional artists represented. It is worth a trip to Charleston to see the exciting art displayed at Mary Martin Gallery.
You are invited to an artist reception on the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm.
While visiting Mary Martin Gallery in Charleston, you will enjoy a diversity of art including amazing bronze and stone sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, extraordinary watercolors, pastels, and other media. Mary Martin Gallery has an impressive 60,000 linear feet of art display that includes every style from classical to contemporary. You are invited to discover all that Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art has to offer with such as extraordinary works of art by some of the most famous living artists worldwide. Mary Martin is passionate about creating a fine art experience every person can enjoy when visiting the gallery and they sincerely hope to see you soon. You are always invited. We are open seven days a week.
Walk to Mary Martin Gallery from anywhere in Charleston penninsula.
Mary Martin Gallery is located at 103 Broad Street on the SE corner of King Street and Broad Street. Designated at the top of art cities, Charleston is drawing art lovers from across the country. Conde Nast announced that Charleston, SC is the number one tourist destination in the world as well as in America. In addition, "Already named the top tourist destination in North America and the world, Charleston earned kudos for its thriving retail scene. King Street was named one of the 10 best US shopping streets by U. S. News and world Report's Travel page, putting it in an elite group that includes Rodeo Drive and New York's Fifth Avenue." - Post and Courier December 5, 2011. The American Planners Association designated Broad Street as one of the top ten streets is America 2012 for the preservation of history and the marriage of history and art galleries. Two of the top fifty "Five Star Alliance Hotels" are in Charleston: Charleston Place and Planters Inn. Various other hotels and Inns have international acclaim such as Vendue Inn and Wentworth Inn. Charleston also boasts five star restaurants and several James Beard nominated Chefs. Mary Martin Gallery anchors the west end of GALLERY ROW , Historic Broad Street, which runs from King to East Bay.
Mary Martin Gallery is located on the corner of King and Broad Streets anchoring the art district of historic Charleston.
American Art Awards has selected Mary Martin Gallery
as one of the top 25 galleries in America for 2013.
We agree that we have great artists. Celebrate their recognition with us.
Charleston Art Gallery - Mary Martin Gallery selected as one of the top galleries in the nation by American Art Awards
Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art is one of the notable fine art galleries in the world. For the past ten years, Mary Martin Gallery has earned a reputation as a trendsetter. The owner and creator, Mary Martin, is passionate about presenting art with integrity and beauty. She has art that is approachable while presenting sophistication on par with the finest galleries in the world. Mary, along with her professional art consultants and management staff, say their purpose is to add a personal touch to the task of viewing and choosing artwork for the home or office, whether indoors or outdoors, private or commercial, sculpture as small maquettes or monuments.