The Top 6 Art Galleries in Bella Vista and Queen Village
B Square Gallery
614 South 9th Street, Bella Vista
Gallery owner Heather Bryson opened this space with the hopes that she could exhibit not only her work, but that of her peers. She has fulfilled her dream by presenting her custom jewelry and visual-arts works from a variety of Philadelphia-based artists in this contemporary space off South Street in Bella Vista. These days the gallery is open by appointment only, so be sure to call before you head over.
Chapterhouse Café & Gallery
620 South 9th Street, Bella Vista
Located on 9th Street in Bella Vista, this cozy café features four large rooms of gallery space. The works on the walls comprise mostly Philadelphia-based illustrators, and, if you look up, a collection of ultra modern steel mobiles by local metals artist Rob Cortez. Typically, there are two artists showing at a time, with the exception of an annual group show. Added bonus? While pondering the art, you can grab a pastry or cup of Philadelphia organic fair-trade coffee at the café counter. Chapterhouse is open every day from 7am to 10pm.
Fleisher Center For Works on Paper
719 Catharine Street, Bella Vista
215-922-3456 x333, fleisher.org
The Fleisher Center For Works on Paper is a gorgeous space, located mere steps from the Italian Market in Bella Vista. Besides showcasing exhibits focusing on a variety of works on paper, the gallery plays host to classes on printmaking and photography as well as serving as an independent studio for Fleisher members. The goal of the space is to make art available to the public regardless of socioeconomic status or artistic background.
Jed Williams Gallery
615 Bainbridge Street, Queen Village
This unassuming Queen Village gallery was opened in 2010 by artist Jed Williams to showcase work by new and mid-career artists. Williams is adventurous when curating his exhibitions, so expect every medium from street art and mixed media to photography and sculpture. Jed Williams Gallery also hosts workshops, trunk shows and free music events for local musicians and fashionistas alike.
Pageant: Soloveev Gallery
607 Bainbridge Street, Queen Village
Opened in 2004 by artist Daniel Dalseth, the Pageant Soloveev Gallery exhibits exciting contemporary art in the Queen Village area. Featuring artists who run the gamut from being world-acclaimed to up-and-coming, the gallery focuses on artists who create contemporary works expressing forward-thinking intellectual, conceptual and artistic ideas.
Paradigm Gallery + Studio
746 South 4th Street, Bella Vista
Paradigm Gallery + Studio founders Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston moved their South Street gallery to Bella Vista’s thriving Fourth Street promenade in 2014. The space is first and foremost a gallery for the visual arts, but plays host to some live music and performance programming as well as free art classes. Events are almost always free, and there are usually two scheduled per month.