E&S Art Gallery, Inc.
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One of the oldest, largest, most reputable African American fine art galleries in the world. Specializing in custom framing, E&S helps clients build and preserve black fine art collections for future generations.
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E&S Gallery, Inc. (E&S) was established in Louisville, KY in 1989 by Walter Shannon. Today, E&S is operated by Shannon and wife, Cathy. Over the course of 25 years, E&S grew from a 2,500 square foot strip mall location, to it’s current location - an 11,000+ square foot gallery, custom framing and art publishing company.
E&S is an award winning gallery with a reputation of providing clients with exquisite, award winning custom framing and collectible artwork. In 2015, E&S was named “Best Gallery in Kentucky” and one of the “Top 25 Galleries in The U.S.” by American Art Awards. E&S specializes in original and limited edition fine art graphics, prints, and sculpture by African American artists ranging from prominent old master like Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew, to highly sought after contemporary masters like Dean Mitchell, Twin, and Charles Bibbs to hot up and comers like Walter Lobyn, Sherry Shine, and Tammie Demessie.
E&S clients list includes corporations like Brown & Williamson Corp., Pepsico, PNC Bank, the Tom Joyner Foundation and the National Urban League, as well as private collectors including Earl Graves, singer/songwriter Kem, Angela Bassett, Bob Johnson, the late Dr. Donda West, (mother of Kanye), Alonzo & Tracy Mourning, congressman C. Watts, Yolanda Adams and Louisville’s own Muhammad Ali to name just a few.
E&S Gallery has been featured in such national magazines as Decor, Art Business News, Art Trends, Black Enterprise, and Southern Living Magazine. Recognized for professional national exhibitions, E&S has been the gallery of the Kentucky Derby Grand Gala, Tom Joyner Foundation’s Fantastic Voyage, The Capital Jazz Super Cruise, Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge, and the Odyssey Network Women’s Conference.
E&S Gallery is located at 108 S. 10th Street, on 10th Street between Market and Main Streets, in downtown Louisville. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 10a to 6p, Saturday 10a to 4p, (EST) and is closed Sunday, Monday and all major holidays. All major credit cards are welcome. Also ask about E&S convenient layaway plans.