The Hidden Art Courtyard at 177 King Street

  Dedicated to all those seeking creative inspiration

Have you visited the Hidden Art Courtyard? Our special outdoor gallery space featuring an ever changing collection of original works by gallery owner, Karen Hewitt Hagan.

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If it’s summer, you’ll find Karen Hagan strolling down King Street in her big straw hat looking for her next muse.

“Literally there’s a painting waiting around every corner here in Charleston,” says Hagan. “In the alleyways, the courtyards, the gardens, and the streets. Usually, I see those opportunities early in the morning or just before sunset when the shadows are the longest.”

The light sings to Hagan, pulling her in until she’s able to capture the moment. “That stream of light going up the wall in The Hidden Art Courtyard at 177 King was what caught my eye and inspired me to do that painting.”

As an artist and gallery owner, Hagan is able to mesh both of her callings into one lovely life. “I love being a part of the artist ‘tribe’ here. When I think of the great art galleries and artists working here – I see them almost like one big loosely woven colorful tapestry.”