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Jackson’s creative community has so much to offer, and there is no better way to enjoy it than visiting area art galleries, talking to local artists and experiencing art firsthand. This summer, grab a friend and take a Saturday Art Tour of six of the area’s most creative hot spots.*

You can start wherever you like, but we recommend you begin at Southern Breeze Gallery in Ridgeland. Then head into Jackson to Fondren Art Gallery and Brown Fine Art. Take a short drive downtown to the Mississippi Museum of Art, browse the galleries and enjoy lunch at The Palette Cafe. Experience the beautiful art at Gallery 1 on JSU’s campus. Then, end your tour with a walk through Fischer Galleries where the staff warmly welcomes shoppers on Saturday but invites you to call for an appointment so they can open their doors just for you.

southern-breeze2Southern Breeze Gallery
Trace Station
500 Hwy 51 North
Suite U
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.*

BOJ Categories: Best Art Gallery

Representing artists from across the south with original fine art, handmade fine jewelry, one of a kind artistic glasswork and ceramics.

fondren-art2Fondren Art Gallery
3030 N State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.*

BOJ Categories: Best Art Gallery (Winner)

Fondren Art Gallery is the home of eclectic art and good vibes. The vast portfolio of owner and artist Richard McKey fills most of the gallery, but you can also find the work of other local artists on display. The gallery also offers custom framing, which manager and freelance landscape artist Smith designs, and framers John Johnston and Matt Gillentine make her designs come to life.

browns2Brown’s Fine Art
630 Fondren Place
Jackson, MS 39216

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.*

BOJ Categories: Best Art Gallery

Brown’s Fine Art is dedicated to showcasing Mississippi’s unique talent with a constant eye on what appeals to eclectic southern sensibilities.

mmaMississippi Museum of Art
380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Museum)*
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (The Palette Cafe)*

BOJ Categories: Best Arts Organization (Winner), Best Museum, Best Tourist AttractionBest Chef (Nick Wallace)

The Mississippi Museum of Art has long represented our state’s artistic history with a collection that features works from many renowned Mississippi artists, such as Birney Imes and quilt artist Gwendolyn A. Magee, and newcomers like Ginger Williams-Cook.

Stop for lunch at The Palette Cafe inside the Museum. Chef Nick Wallace’s culinary philosophy and passion reflects the growing trend towards a healthier and down-to-earth lifestyle.

gallery1aGallery 1 at Jackson State University
1100 Lynch Street, Suite 4
Jackson, MS 39203

Saturday Hours: noon to 4 p.m.*

BOJ Categories: Best Art Gallery

At Jackson State University, the gallery serves as a cultural meeting place where art educates and enlightens the community.

Fischer-galleriesFischer Galleries
736 S President St, Floor 4
Jackson, MS 39201

Saturday Hours: By Appointment (“but please call us!”)*

BOJ Categories: Best Art Gallery

Specializing in representing a contemporary collection of original paintings and sculpture by both local and regional artists.

*Times listed are hours of operation on Saturdays. Galleries are open during the week as well. Visit the galleries’ Best of Jackson listings for more information.

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