Atrium Art Gallery features 14 local, regional, and national artists creating beautiful contemporary abstract works of art. Located in the heart of Downtown historic Charleston, for the last 10+ years.

A Charleston native, owner John Townsend grew up South of Broad Street on the Peninsula of Charleston just blocks from the gallery.  After retiring from careers in the US Air Force, the National Weather Service, and his own weather software company, he was inspired to follow his passion for art and open an art gallery to create art.

He built a studio within the gallery to nurture his lifelong love for art and creativity. Upon visiting the Atrium Art Gallery, you will likely find John in his studio, creating his next mindful artistic creation.







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Dave Spurgin

"David paints to bring balance, love, passion, and gratitude for life into his art. He is inspired by nature and how we communicate within a world that is filled with chaos. Through his art, he quiets his thoughts and focuses on what is important in life. "

Jessica Pisano

"As an artist, I have always been inspired by nature — it is my muse. Birds, trees and the sea are the heroes of my stories. I am both interested and intrigued by the comparison and contrast of these subjects, as well as their individual symbolism."

John Thompson

"Rather than attempting to document an image, I use the beauty of blossoms and the tangle of wonderful growth in marshes and ponds to inspire an interpretation of fleeting moments.  Moments leave us with just a glimpse of glory we cannot reclaim but may recall in our own way."



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