Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with us Friday. We had a fantastic time sharing our new building with the Charleston, South Carolina community. And a special thanks to Major Tecklenburg who helped us cut the ribbon and start the party.
Our new building, with it's white walls and fantastic light, will showcase our artist's work in beauty and style. We hope to bring artists and art enthusiasts together in the Charleston community and beyond.
Built in 1801, 125 Church Street is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located one block from the historic Dock Street Theatre (the oldest theatre in America) in historic Downtown Charleston, SC.
One of the things that makes this location particularly special is that the gallery space was formerly home to many beloved Charleston artists, notably Margaret Pettersen and John Carroll Doyle. John Doyle, (1942-2014) a famous Charleston artist that became an encouraging supporter and mentor to Karen Hewitt Hagan early in her art career.
In 2010 Karen founded Hagan Fine Art Gallery in the French Quarter on State Street, not far from the gallery’s new Church Street location.
“This move feels like coming home, visiting old friends. It’s a slice of history in a beautiful art neighborhood, and in a building that has been a celebrated art destination for decades. It’s an extreme honor to showcase the artists of HFA where so many much-loved Charleston artists have shown their works.” - Karen Hewitt Hagan