Our Story 









We are a contemporary and abstract gallery in Downtown Charleston, created by John Townsend's vision.  




A Charleston native, John grew up a few blocks from the gallery, South of Broad, in the historic downtown peninsula.  




John opened this gallery in 2002, in a gorgeous building dating back to the 1860s, after retiring from careers in the US Air Force and National Weather Service. 



He built a studio within the gallery--a place to nurture his lifelong love for art and creativity.  






Upon your visit to Atrium Art Gallery, you are likely to find him happily painting his next creation. 




Julie Dunn is the gallery director who has been with the gallery since its opening and is also a mixed media artist and photographer.  

our Artists


We curate abstract and contemporary art, with a mix of realism and mixed media


Our artists are some of the most talented from around the world: innovators and award-winners in their craft


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Gallery Hours


Monday-Saturday 10-5


Sunday 12-3

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