The Gadsden

Art Gallery and Arts, Music and Community Cooperative The Gadsden is working to transform the former use of the property as a funeral home into an art gallery and community arts, music and community cooperative.

We will be featuring regular art shows, arts/artisan/craft fairs as well as art and music lessons, seminars, lectures, workshops and camps for all ages. We will also offer seminars and workshops on gardening, sustainable technologies to support our community ... come check it out!

Operating as usual

[12/31/18]   Gadsden is dead yet quite well. Poor in cash, rich in love. Thank you for your undying support. We never quit producing art. When one of us gets big we'll all rise together. We love you.

Black and White Fight

Better late than never.

The Gadsden was a short lived artist collective and co-op that existed in an abandoned funeral home in Charleston SC. Black and White Fight was produced by D...

3'x4' painting by Andrew Dyck

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Sage Graham

footage from a soon to be finished stopmotion movie about internal and external influences on the true self. Original music and sound to be added, a long wit...


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Green Porno - Bedbug

Watch all of Gabriella Isabella's GREEN PORNO videos!!! They are ALL hysterical!! She's not struggling with work, in interviews she has expressed how proud she is of this clips, she produces them and acts them so your argument is invalid... I personally think they're fascinating, quite educational.

Green Porno - Bedbug

Watch all of Gabriella Isabella's GREEN PORNO videos!!! They are ALL hysterical!! She's not struggling with work, in interviews she has expressed how proud she is of this clips, she produces them and acts them so your argument is invalid... I personally think they're fascinating, quite educational.

The Love Truck

Friends doing cool stuff in the community...

For the last day of the People's 100 Days, a southern regional social justice organizing campaign, SC SONG created a mobile interview booth called the Love T...

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU

What's new with animation?

DVD available at: A short film by Blu: an ambiguous animation painted on public wa...

[01/08/13]   This event IS STILL HAPPENING! The guys upstairs at the Gadsden are still open to allowing small art openings happen in their space, while the downstairs is being renovated. HURRAY!!!

The Gadsden's cover photo

The Gadsden's cover photo

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[11/02/12]   Tonight's the night...see you all @ 7.

"Patchwork of History" by Banks Pappas


Come on guys...we are only $372.00 away from our goal. Please take the time to donate to this very special exhibit...We have 6-days to go. If we can accomplish this goal, the Opening itself will be one to be remembered! I guarantee it!

An art exhibit/installation innovatively infusing color with an illustrious past, capturing the South and Charleston's vibrant spirit.


If you like Art and the History of Charleston, this is the perfect opportunity to support the combination. Donate a dollar or more!!! Help us recreate history in an ART form.

An art exhibit/installation innovatively infusing color with an illustrious past, capturing the South and Charleston's vibrant spirit.


Coming soon...

THE PATCHWORK OF HISTORY, a visual art exhibit and installation by Banks Pappas @ The Gadsden, Charleston, SC November 2012

The Gadsden's cover photo

The Gadsden's cover photo


3-More Days until the Opening of "Blueprints of the Nevermore" featuring the art of Thomas Crouch!

Promotional video for artist Thomas Crouch, in support of his visual art series "THE BLUEPRINTS OF NEVERMORE," showing at THE GADSDEN, Charleston, SC. Octobe...

A funeral home is resurrected as an artist collective and gallery

If you didn't see it last week, check out the awesome article about The Gadsden written by Susan Cohen at the Charleston City Paper! Let's assume that the average funeral home sends at least one soul off into the great unknown each week. In that case, the Gadsden Funeral Home at 221 St. Philip St. tended to more than 3,600 bodies during its 70 years of catering to the local African-American community. And that is surely a safe es...

The Gadsden's cover photo

The Gadsden's cover photo

Gris Galerie Graffiti Art Show at the Gadsden

This art show was put on at the Gadsden by the local up-and-coming pop-up art gallery Gris Galerie, created by Greg Colleton and Elizabeth Bowers...check it out!

Southeast Zine Fest 2012 The Southeast Zine Fest will bring together zine makers, distros, and enthusiasts for a marketplace, demos, speakers, and more.

Charleston City Paper

Music and Friends

Music and Friends

Come check out Zac Mallard's Art Show on the First Friday of August!

Entropy Arts & American College of Building Arts are proud to present JAIL BREAK 2 on Saturday, November 12th from noon-11pm at the Old City Jail. An all encompassing arts festival established to provide an outlet for local artists to present their work, JAIL BREAK 2 will be held at one of the most unique venues in downtown Charleston where the jail will be converted into a gallery, displaying works by local visual artists and students from the ACBA as well as music and dance instillations from Dancefx Charleston and Annex Dance Company. Additionally, interactive festivities such as live painting, arts and crafts, demonstrations of various building arts by ACBA students and artisan booths will be outside in the main yard of the former jail.

Musical performances: Artists are subject to change without notice.
The Hungry Monk Fiddlers- 12pm-12:45pm
The Hungry Monks- 1pm-2:30pm
The Brillers- 2:45pm-3:45pm
Corey Webb- 4pm- 5pm
Weigh Station- 5:15pm- 6:15pm
Elise Testone and The Freeloaders- 6:30pm- 7:45pm
Shovels & Rope- 8pm-9:30pm
Entropy Ensemble- 9:45-11pm

Food provided by Home Team BBQ and beverages from Ice Box Innovative Beverage Services will also be available throughout the festival.

JAIL BREAK 2 is the perfect experience for all Charlestonians to admire Lowcountry talent, purchase artwork and talk with the artists directly while being really close to the stage for performances.

AFTER PARTY: Join us at LEAF (15 Beaufain) for the official Jail Break after party with Ryan Bonner and Friends. FREE with Jail Break wristband

TICKETS: This is an all ages event.
Advance: $12 or $15 at the gate
VIP: $50 includes Premium Open Bar All Day, Private VIP Section by Stage with Portajohn (Only 100 available)
Kids under 12: Free
On sale:

Sponsors include Charleston Art Magazine, 105.5 The Bridge, Awendaw Green, Visualive, CHS After Dark, The Music Initiative, Carolina Nightlife, LEAF, Eskimo Advertising & Shuttle Hogs.

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