Roots Up Gallery Finds New Roots in Design District

Posted on September 29, 2017 by

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A main feature of Roots Up Gallery’s new location is the 40-foot long gallery wall. Photo by Erica Nichols

Roots Up Gallery has settled in to a new location in Savannah’s Design District. Previously situated on Liberty Street, the gallery is now located on Whitaker Street. This new location provides some positive opportunities to expand the gallery’s business and following.

With fellow local businesses like La Paperie and One-Fish Two Fish nearby, this new location encourages more foot traffic and easier street-level access. But what has excited gallery owner Leslie Lovell most is the additional space, which includes a 40-foot long gallery wall. “We have a lot more room to work with here,” Lovell said. “So we’re still playing with the layout of where things will go.”

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Roots Up Gallery’s eclectic charm comes from its colorful art.

Eventually, this will allow new, larger artist collections, and expand on their exhibitions and offerings of Southern folk art and handmade pieces.

Roots Up Gallery is known for its down-to-earth and cozy charm in highlighting local and regional artists. Their collection is vibrant in color and one-of-a-kind in design—something the Savannah gallery prides itself on. With a focus on Southern folk art pieces by outsider and visionary artists, the gallery also features handmade products such as jewelry, pottery, wood and metal sculptures available for purchase.

The decision to move spaces follows the recent passing of founder and owner Francis Allen earlier this month. Lovell, Allen’s wife, feels the move downtown will keep his memory thriving in the Savannah arts community, and will continue to honor and reflect his legacy.

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This new space offers more natural light and room for art collections and exhibits.

Both Lovell and gallery curator Russell Kueker want to thank artists and patrons for their support and look forward to seeing them at their new location.

For more details and updated gallery hours:

Roots Up Gallery has all their latest information available on their website. Find them on Facebook and Instagram @rootsupgallery.

412-C Whitaker Street @ West Jones Lane, Savannah, GA 31401; 912.677.2845